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John S. Russell

Professor of English


Degrees

PHD, 1978, Johns Hopkins Univ; MA, 1975, Johns Hopkins Univ; BA, 1973, Johns Hopkins Univ


Bio

J. Stephen Russell is Professor of English at Hofstra University, where he has served since 1983. He earned a PhD in English Literature from Johns Hopkins University in 1976, with a specialization in medieval English literature. He is the author of The English Dream Vision: Anatomy of a Form (1988), Writing at Work (1985, rpt., 1993), Allegoresis: The Craft of Allegory in Medieval Literature (1988), Chaucer and the Trivium: The Mindsong of the Canterbury Tales (1998), The Cause (fiction, 2009), and over thirty articles and reviews on English, French, and Latin writers from the fourth through the fifteenth century. At Hofstra he teaches medieval literature, literary theory, and science fiction. From 2001 to 2007 he was the first Dean of Hofstra University Honors College.


Teaching Interests

Medieval English Literature, especially Middle English literature; Classical and Biblical studies; literary theory

Research Interests

medieval English literature; patristics and Cistercian studies; literary theory

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ENGL 105 MID AGES IN ENGLAND Undergraduate
ENGL 107 (LT) CANTERBURY TALES Undergraduate
ENGL 191A (LT) SCIENCE FICTION Undergraduate
ENGL 193 (LT) MEDICAL SCIENCE FICTION Undergraduate
ENGL 203 APPRCHES-ENG GRAMMAR Graduate
ENGL 2191A (LT) SCIENCE FICTION Graduate
ENGL 2193 (LT) MEDICAL SCIENCE FICTION Graduate
ENGL 291T POETRY & SONG Graduate
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