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.
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.
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.