Delbert Russell

Director and principal researcher/Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Delbert RussellProfessor of French

Member of the French Studies Department and the MARGOT research group.

Teaching and research interests include medieval French, with a focus on the French of England; medieval French verse hagiography; electronic texts and critical editions; contemporary Quebec and Canadian literature.


Courses in language and cultural studies, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, ranging from first year language courses to graduate courses on medieval French language and literature, electronic texts, and contemporary Quebec literature.


Research publications are in the areas of electronic publishing of Medieval and Early Modern French texts (as a founding member of the MARGOT group), translations and critical editions of Anglo-Norman hagiography, medieval multi-lingual cultural theory and practices in England, as well as earlier work in bibliography, and critical studies of modern Canadian and Quebec literature.


Administrative service at the University of Waterloo includes: Chair of French Studies Department, 1990-95; Faculty of Arts Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, 1996-2000; Resident Director, Waterloo-Trent-Toronto programme at the Université de Nantes, 1983-84, 1995-96, Fall 2002, Winter 2008.

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