Russell Prather


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Researcher Bio

Russell Prather Director of MA Program and Professor 3250 Jamrich Phone: 906-227-2857 E-mail:

Russ Prather’s research and teaching specialization is British literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with additional interests in visual culture, critical theory, and contemporary world literature and art. His article, “William Blake and the Problem of Progression,” is forthcoming in the journal Studies in Romanticism. In fall of 2006 he presented papers at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) at Purdue University, and at a "Blake and Conflict" conference at University College, Oxford. Prather is also a visual artist with work recently shown at the Oasis Gallery in Marquette, the DeVos Museum in Marquette and the Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, and a show upcoming at the Omphale Gallery in Calumet. Before coming to Northern, Prather was a Fulbright Scholar in Marrakech, Morocco, and before that a graduate student and acting instructor at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and a M.A./Ph.D. in English.


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