Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Russell Daylight

Dr Russell Daylight

Profile

Russell teaches English Literature at Charles Sturt University, with a particular interest in building the foundational skills for critical writing. He writes about language, democracy and meaning-making, with particular interests in structuralism and semiotics.

Russell is available for Honours, Masters and Doctoral supervision.

See also:https://csu-au.academia.edu/RussellDaylight

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Teaching

Russell is currently the subject designer and co-ordinator of LIT101: Language and Text. In recent years he has also taught LIT114: Literature, Culture and Society, LIT124: Children's Literature The Oral Tradition, and COM120: Reasoning and Writing.

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Research

Russell's research work concerns the question of "meaning." How is meaning encoded in language, objects, and experiences? How do we make meaning out of the world as we travel through it? He uses structuralism, post-structuralism and semiotics as the framework of his analysis.

Content expertise: semiotics; structuralism; post-structuralism; postmodernism; cultural studies; literary studies; Australian literature; children's literature.
 
Method expertise: semiotics; critical discourse analysis; quantitative research; qualitative research.

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Books

  • What if Derrida was wrong about Saussure? Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Journal articles

  • "The Language Citizen." Journal of Language, Literature and Culture. Vol 61, Issue 1 (April 2014): 60-66.
  • "The difference between semiotics and semiology." Gramma/Γράμμα: Journal of Theory and Criticism. Vol 20 (2014): 37-50.
  • "The Passion of Saussure." Language and Communication. Vol 32 Issue 3 (July 2012): 240-248.
  •  "The Language of Postmodern Space." Philament. Issue 12, June 2008.
  • "What if Derrida was Wrong about Saussure?" The International Journal of the Humanities. Volume 4, Issue 4, 2006. 19-24.
  • "Language and Democracy." Undisciplined '05: Papers of the First Conference of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduates Group at Macquarie University. Ed. Russell Daylight. Macquarie Lighthouse Press, Sydney, 2005.
  • "Derrida and the Sign." New Perspectives in Sociology: Papers from the 2001/2002 Postgraduate Sociology Colloquium. Ed. Emilee Gilbert. Macquarie Lighthouse Press, Sydney, 2003. 128-151.
  •  "In the Name of Democracy." International Journal of Applied Philosophy. Vol 29 Iss 1 (Spring 2015): 139-151.

Edited collections

  • Undisciplined '05: First Conference of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduates Group at Macquarie University. Sydney, 24 – 25 February 2005.

Book chapters

  •  "What if Derrida was wrong about Saussure?" Ferdinand de Saussure. Ed. John Joseph. London: Routledge, 2013.

Reviews

  • "John Joseph's Saussure." Gramma/Γράμμα: Journal of Theory and Criticism. Vol 20 (2014): 289-290.

Conference papers

  •  "The Language Citizen." 37th Congress of AULLA. Brisbane, 10 – 12 July, 2013.
  • "In the Name of Democracy." Democratic Rights, Democratic Duties. Bathurst, 3 – 5 July, 2013.
  • "What if Derrida was Wrong about Saussure?" The 4th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Tunis, 3 – 6 July 2006.
  • "Language and Democracy." Undisciplined '05: First Conference of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduates Group at Macquarie University. Sydney, 24 – 25 February 2005.
  • "Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, and the Language User." Critique Today: Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy. Sydney, 10 – 12 December 2004.
  • "The Semiotic Abstraction" 12th World Congress of Semiotics. Sofia, 16-20 July, 2014.

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