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Russell McDonald

Dr. Russell McDonald

Associate Professor


Arts and Sciences



Office Location:

Jeffries Hall 219

Office Hours:

Spring 2022
  • Tues, 9:30-10:45 (JH219)
  • Wed, 10:00-12:00 (Virtual — for the link to join, please consult your course syllabus or send me an email)
  • Thurs, 9:30-10:45 (JH219)
  • 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 226 – Honors American Literature & Culture
  • 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

  • Modern and Contemporary British, Irish, and U.S. Literature
  • Editorial Theory and Textual Studies
  • Modernist Literary Collaborations Between Women and Men (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, 2022)
  • “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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