Virtual instruction will continue for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This policy applies to undergraduate and graduate courses held at all locations. A decision will be made about all Commencement activities on or before April 20. All other public and campus events and activities and athletics competitions and practices are canceled for the regular semester. Many university offices and buildings will remain open with modified hours and limited staff. Check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.
Russell McDonald

Dr. Russell McDonald

Associate Professor


Arts and Sciences



Office Location:

Jeffries Hall 219

Office Hours:

Spring 2020
  • Tues, 1:30-2:00
  • Wed, 2:00-4:30
  • Thurs, 12:30-1:45
  • And by appointment

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Ph.D., English Language and Literature, 2007
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • M.A., English Language and Literature, 2002
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    • B.A. in English (with distinction) and Classical Studies, 2001

Professional Experience

Georgian Court University
  • Associate Professor of English, 2016-Present
  • Assistant Professor of English, 2009-2016
Courses Taught at Georgian Court University
  • EN 430 – Senior Seminar
  • EN 429 – Bookends: A Global Literature Seminar
  • EN 326 – Contemporary British Literature
  • EN 325 – Modern British Literature
  • EN 319 – Victorian Literature
  • EN 302 – Shakespeare II
  • EN 300 – Gateways to Literary Study
  • EN 265 – Understanding Poetry
  • EN 176 – British Literature II Since 1785: Songs and Stories of Innocence and Experience
  • EN 115 – World Literature I
  • EN 114 – The American Imagination: American Literature Since 1865
  • EN 111 – Academic Writing & Research I

Research / Creativity Interest Area

British, Irish, and American Modernism; Textual Scholarship; Collaboration Studies  
  • “Harnessing the Currents of Textual Fluidity”: Salman Rushdie’s Making of East, West.” Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation 10.2 (Spring 2016): 76-106. [Published Fall 2018]
  • “Pedestrian Perils on the Road to Irish Identity in Joyce and Bowen.” Irish Studies Review 23.4 (Nov. 2015): 385-406.
  • “Revision and Competing Voices in D. H. Lawrence’s Collaborations with Women.” Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation 4.1 (Spring 2009): 1-25.
  • “Who Speaks for Fergus? Silence, Homophobia, and the Anxiety of Yeatsian Influence in Joyce.” Twentieth-Century Literature 51.4 (Winter 2005): 391-413. [Published Summer 2006]
Work in Progress  
  • Co-editing (with Professor Jonathan Allison of the University of Kentucky) W. B. Yeats’s Mythologies for The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats series, published by Scribner. [under contract]

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