User:Russell Potter

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Russell Potter is Professor of English at Rhode Island College. Further information about him may be garnered from his CV.


An early and active editor for the Citizendium project, he left in 2007 on account of concerns over the direction the project was taking at the time; the morbidly curious can look here to see something of the debate at that point. However, given the considerable evolution of the project since then, he has returned in January of 2011, and hopes to contribute to the project in any way possible.

He also contributes, on and off, to the Wikipedia as Clevelander96 [1].


Articles written for CZ from scratch, or completely rewritten from other sources (those that have been approved are in bold on this list)

Literature, Northwest Passage, Crystal Palace, John Franklin, The Frozen Deep, Scotland Yard, Frederick Porter Wensley, Lilian Wyles, Thomas Henry Cocroft, Henry Morley, Annie Smith Peck, The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale. Rap and Hip Hop, KRS-One, Gospel of Thomas, Irish language, Cleveland, Ohio, Baron Munchausen, Bucephalus. William Butler Yeats, Rufus C. Somerby, Oswald Mosley, Eponym, Marmite, British breakfast.


Articles brought in from Wikipedia and much modified

The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, The Signal-Man, Lucian, Charles Frederick Field (wrote for WP) John Franklin, Garrett Morgan, John Logie Baird, History of television, Grandmaster Flash, Minik Wallace, Rhode Island College, Open Polar Sea, Muiris Ó Súilleabháin (wrote WP entry), Providence, Rhode Island, Eugenics, Phonovision (wrote for WP), Steven Millhauser (wrote for WP), James Stephens (author) (wrote for WP), Ella Young (wrote for WP), Moving panorama (wrote for CZ, was ported to WP, have brought back and much expanded), Panoramic painting.


Most Recent projects from back in 2007: Moving panorama, Panoramic painting, Scotland Yard, John Franklin Bardin.

Articles I'm working on now: Media.


Specialties

  • Arctic History and Exploration in the Nineteenth Century (2007 book, Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1820-1865, University of Washington Press ISBN 0295986794).
  • Victorian visual culture (panoramas, dioramas, lantern shows, optical entertainments); see book above.
  • Chaucer (my original Ph.D. thesis was on Chaucer and reception theory)
  • History of the English Language and Modern descriptive grammar.
  • Modern media and Film Studies (I teach in the graduate Media Studies program at my college)
  • Hip-hop Music and Culture (1995 book, Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-hop and the Politics of Postmodernism, SUNY Press ISBN 0791426262); popular music generally (Contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock, ed. Simon Frith, William Straw, and John Street. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 ISBN 0521556600).

Interests

  • History of Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan Police
  • John Logie Baird and early Electromechanical Television in the UK, 1924-1939
  • Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Ursula K. LeGuin
  • History of Cleveland, Ohio
  • History of Providence, Rhode Island
  • London (UK) transport history
  • The Crystal Palace

Memberships

  • International Panorama Council, the Hague
  • Northeastern Victorian Studies Association (NEVSA)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Degrees

Ph.D., English, Brown University, 1991

M.A., English, Syracuse University, 1987

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, The Evergreen State College, 1983

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