Robert A. Russ
web site: http://members.tripod.com/RussR/index.html
Dissertation: “The Dialogics of Claude McKay.”
Thesis: “Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion: Three Philosophies.”
1990-2002 Livingstone College,
Freshman Composition I & II Drama
Advanced Composition College Writing
World Literature I & II Creative Writing
Liberal Studies Seminar Literary Criticism
Interpretations of Literature The English Novel
African-American Literature I Romantic Literature
Introduction to Philosophy I & II Philosophical Issues I
Restoration and 18th Century Literature Philosophy of Religion
Topics in Philosophy and Literature: Plato Literature and Theology
Topics in Philosophy and Literature: Utopia/Dystopia American Literature I & II
1990-2004 Incorporated technology into humanities classes: used computer-based writing
and revision in composition courses, used web-page writing assignments, and
created on-line course web sites using Blackboard, utilized PowerPoint
presentations in teaching literature, conferred with students and gave feedback
1996 Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for
College Teachers: “The Bible as Literature: Theory and Practice.” Yale
University. Directed by Leslie Brisman.
in the fourth edition of Who’s Who Among
1995-96 Part-Time Study, Biblical Greek
Hood Theological Seminary
1994-95 Special Status, Graduate Work in Philosophy
1993 Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for
College Teachers: “Knowledge, Teaching, and Wisdom.” University of
1992-93 Special Status, Graduate Work in Philosophy
Action: An Encyclopedia. Ed. James A. Beckman.
“Reverse Discrimination.” Affirmative
Action: An Encyclopedia. Ed. James A. Beckman.
“Angelina Grimké.” Writers of the American Renaissance: An
A-to-Z Guide. Ed.
Denise D. Knight.
“Sarah Grimké.” Writers
of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide. Ed. Denise D. Knight.
Co-Editor (with Victor A. Kramer). The
“‘There’s No Place Like Home’:
The Carnival of Black Life in Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem.” In The
“A Chronology of the
Two Poems: “Blaze” and “Dating Wars.” The Bears’ Tale, 1991-1992: 7.
“That’s All.” A poem. The Bears’ Tale, 1990-1991: 11.
“Jim Carroll.” Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Catholic American
Daniel J. Tynan.
Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Catholic
American Writing. Ed. Daniel J. Tynan.
“Not (just) Another Lawyer Joke: Lawyers,
Children and a (silent) Clue in To Kill a Mockingbird. International Conference on Silence and Laughter in Literature and
the Visual Arts.
“Passport Reflections: Speaking on
Multicultural Flavors in Dance.” Panel proposer and discussion moderator. National Dance Education
Organization conference on Culture, Language and Dance.”
"Dance and Spirituality." Co-chair. A video and discussion
“Skewed English—Brazilian Style.” International Conference on Chaos and Order in Literature and the
“A License to Kill—But Not to Be Politically
Incorrect: James Bond, Simone de Beauvoir, and
“‘Not by Bread Alone’: The Bliss of Spiritual Food in
Film and Dance.” International
Conference on Madness and Bliss in Literature, Visual Arts, and Cinema.
“Fighting the Good Fight, Running
the Good Race, Dancing the Good Dance: Tightrope as a Dance According to
“The Matrix and ‘the Cave.’” International Conference on Utopia and Dystopia
in Literature, Visual Arts, and Cinema.
“War and the ‘Feverish City’ in the Republic,
II.” First Annual
“John Woolman, Quakers,
Slavery, and the Concept of Natural Rights in the Eighteenth Century.” Sixth Annual Meeting of the
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies.
“Moses’ Cushite Wife:
Meaning, Reference, and Identity.” Third Annual World Literature Conference. Appalachian
“Kierkegaard’s Finger.” International Conference on The Sacred and the Profane in Literature,
Philosophy and the Visual Arts.
“Three Ethical Problemata in
Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling.”
Intermountain Philosophy Conference. Appalachian
“A Voice Crying in the Wilderness: Finding Our Way In the Country of Last Things.” International Conference on The World and Word of Discovery in Literature, Philosophy,
and the Visual Arts.
“Educating Bita: Cultural ‘Fraud’ Vs. Cultural ‘Nourishment’ in Claude McKay’s Banana
“Sometimes a Great Novel: Ken Kesey,
Mark Twain, and the Stoic Outsider.”
International Conference on The Outsider in
Literature, Philosophy and the Visual Arts.
“Claude McKay and the Evil of
Racism.” International Conference on
Expressions of Evil in Literature and the Visual Arts.
“Homer Tonight!--The Anger of Achilles.” Multi-media performance/recitation of Book I of the Iliad. Performances available for professional conferences, colleges, high schools, bookstores, coffee houses, Greek festivals, cultural festivals, etc. Performance history/information also available on request.
“Homer Tonight!--The Death of Hektor.” A second “Homer” show, based on Book XXII of the Iliad.
Six entries (on Richard Allen, Jonathan Edwards, Olaudah Equiano, William
Warburton, Phyllis Wheatley, and John Woolman) submitted
for Enlightenment and Revolution, 1690-1815: An Interdisciplinary
Biographical Dictionary. Ed. Kevin
“Homer Tonight!--The Ransoming of Hektor’s Body.” A third “Homer” show, based on Book XXIV of the Iliad. Under development.
"The Pirate: Or, I.X. Harrelson and the Southern Academy." A novel in progress, co-authored with Blaize A. Stewart.
Dance Critics Association
Modern Language Association
1972-1980 United States Army. Personnel Records Specialist in charge of
military personnel records for enlisted men and officers. Service at
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