Caroline J. Smith is an associate professor in the University Writing Program. She currently serves as the First-Year Writing Program’s Deputy Director. At George Washington, she has taught a variety of first-year writing seminars. Her classes have focused on the topics of visual culture, women’s writing, and popular culture. She is the author of Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit (2007) by Routledge Press. She has also published work on Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Her research interests include women’s fiction and popular culture productions. Her current project, “Season to Taste: Rewriting Kitchen Space in Contemporary Women’s Food Memoirs,” examines the work of contemporary female food memoirists for the way in which these women construct their identities in relation to the kitchen. Additionally, she is co-editing an anthology about the contemporary heroine in popular culture.