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Dr. Richard Rankin Russell
Professor of English
InterestsModern & Contemporary
British & Irish Literature
Ph.D. University of North Carolina
"Seamus Heaney: A Critical Introduction," under contract with University of Edinburgh Press; distribution in North and South America by Oxford University Press. 95,000 words. Due date: August 31, 2015; publication date: Spring 2016.
Editor, Bernard MacLaverty: New Critical Readings. Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. 191 pp.
Modernity, Community, and Place in Brian Friel’s Drama. Syracuse University Press, Irish Studies series, 2013. 318 pp.
Editor, Peter Fallon: Poet, Publisher, Translator, Editor, Irish Academic Press (Dublin, Ireland and Portland, Oregon), 2013. 215 pp. Book launch, Trinity College, Dublin: November 15, 2013.
Poetry and Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland. University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. 381 pp.
Invited Editor of Martin McDonagh: A Casebook. Routledge, Casebooks on Modern Dramatists series, 2007.
Articles:Essays on W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel, Eavan Boland, Tom Stoppard, Philip Larkin, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Michael Longley, William Trevor, Derek Mahon, Marina Carr, Stewart Parker, Wilfred Owen, Medbh McGuckian, Barry Unsworth, and others in journals such as Twentieth-Century Literature, Renascence, New Hibernia Review, Journal of Modern Literature, Irish University Review, Modern Drama, and Eire-Ireland.
Referee for PMLA, Studies in the Novel, English Studies, Irish Studies Review, Irish University Review, Papers in Language and Literature, New Hibernia Review, and other journals.
Baylor Centennial Professor, 2012
2012 Lily Fellows Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers: “Teaching Peace and Reconciliation: Theory and Practice in Northern Ireland.” Corrymeela Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, July 7-28, 2012
Literature Representative, American Conference for Irish Studies, 2011-2013
National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on W.B. Yeats.
Fellow for the
2007 Achievement Award for New Scholars in Humanities and Fine Arts from the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) for distinguished scholarship published from May, 2000 to April, 2006 by faculty from member institutions.
Outstanding Professor at Baylor, 2003-04. Awarded for Distinctive Scholarship as an Untenured Faculty Member in the College of Arts and Sciences
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, University of Glasgow, 1994-95