Lindsay Rose Russell

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Office Hours

Fall 2019: M 11-12 & by appt
Associate Professor

Research Interests

English language lexicography and description, rhetorical theory and practice, rhetorical genre studies, feminist historiography, queer theory, histories of the English language


  • PhD, University of Washington (2012)
  • MA, University of Washington (2008)
  • BA, Georgetown University (2003)

Courses Taught

History of the English Language (English 403, 584), Descriptive English Grammar (English 402), Introduction to Composition Theory and Practice (English 481), Profanity, Obscenity, Vulgarity (English 396), Genre Emergence and Change (English 582), Genre Histories and Theories (English 584), Rhetoric, Gender, and Disciplinarity (English 584), Rhetoric and the Body (English 584)

Recent Publications

Russell, L. R. (2018). Toward a feminist historiography of lexicography. Dictionaries, 39(1), 167-183.

Russell, L. R. (2018). Women and Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, and English Language Lexicography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Russell, L. R. (2016). Defining moments: Genre beginnings, genre invention, and the case of the English-language dictionary. In M. J. Reiff, & A. Bawarshi (Eds.), Genre and the Performance of Publics (pp. 83-99). Utah State University Press.

Russell, L. R. (2014). Before Ladies and Gentlewomen Were Unskillful: Honorific Invocations of Learned Women in Early Modern Bilingual Dictionaries. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 35, 93-120.

Russell, L. R. (2012). This Is What a Dictionary Looks Like: The Lexicographical Contributions of Feminist Dictionaries. International Journal of Lexicography, 25(1), 1-29.

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