Dr Russell Smith

BA, BA (Hons), PhD (Adelaide)
Lecturer in English
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 8472

Areas of expertise

  • British And Irish Literature 200503
  • Literary Theory 200525
  • Cultural Theory 200204
  • Australian Literature (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Literature) 200502
  • Art Criticism 190101
  • Art Theory 190103

Research interests

Modernist literature, especially Samuel Beckett. Literary theory, especially theories of affect, emotion & subjectivity. Contemporary visual art. Contemporary Australian writing. Graphic novels.


I completed a PhD on Samuel Beckett at the University of Adelaide in 2001, and
taught at the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia before moving
to Canberra in 2003.

Researcher's projects

I am currently working on a book titled Beckett's Sensibility, a study of the relation between thought and feeling, reason and emotion in the post-war writing of Samuel Beckett.


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