Dr. Russell Weaver

Professor
Building: 
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Office Number: 
310
Department: 
Phone: 
419.289.5117

Bio

Dr. Russell Weaver, professor of English, joined the faculty in 1986. He teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian British literature; Greek literature; 19th century Russian Novel (War and Peace and The Brothers Karamazov); tragedy; and he offers a rotating set of major writers seminars on Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Melville/Conrad and Austen. Dr. Weaver published “Questioning Keats: An Introduction to Applied Hermeneutics” with Peter Lang Press in 2006. He is currently working on two books. One is provisionally entitled “The Moral World of Billy Budd.” The other is to be entitled “Teaching English at Ridgeview Classical,” an account of how the fifteenth-ranked high school in the country, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is succeeding in part through following the approach to teaching English he developed. Weaver has also directed the Ashland University Philosophy Reading Group for over twenty years. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and B.A. from Tulane University.

Education

B.A. from Tulane University
Ph.D. and M.A., University of Chicago

Courses Taught

Romantic and Victorian British literature
Greek Literature
19th century Russian Novel (War and Peace and The Brothers

I work in...

Ashland University’s English department teaches students to read well, think carefully and write clearly, logically and creatively with the goal of achieving intellectual rigor and contextual understanding.

Events

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23
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24
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27
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Apr
29
Ashland University Department of Music presents two student ensemble recitals... Read more