David Smith BA, MA, MA

Staff details

PositionDepartment Business Manager
Email d.a.smith (
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7411
David Smith BA, MA, MA

David works closely with the Head of Department on all matters relating to the day-by-day and long-term administration of the Department of Theatre and Performance.

He is closely involved with the operation of numerous committees and teams within the department, the details of regulations and financial management and the updating of departmental information (in handbooks, etc). He also acts as line manager for the administration and technical teams within the Department, and can be contacted with any queries relating to their work.  He is also a point of contact for any query which you cannot clearly direct to any other Departmental staff member.

David also acts as a Board Member for InC, The Research Centre in Continental Philosophy ( and as the Art Editor and referee for Praxis, the University of Manchester Post-Graduate Journal of Philosophy (


Conference Papers and Panels

'The Concept of Faith in  Kant, Hamann and Herder', De Montfort University, June 2001. 

'Euripides’ Dilemma', Goldsmiths, May 2004.

'Identifying with Use: The Existential Question in  Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go', University of Sussex, June 2008.

'The Role of Feeling in the Dialectic of Subjective Spirit: Some Problems in Hegel's 'Anthropology of the Soul'', Goldsmiths, October 2009.

'Kofman and Derrida on Nietzsche's use of Metaphor', Goldsmiths, March 2010.

'Pedagogy and Technics' ICA, September 2010.