Dr. Lorena Russell graduated from UNC Asheville with degrees in German, English and the MLA before pursuing a Ph.D. in English with a feminist theory minor at UNC Chapel Hill. She returned as faculty in UNC Asheville's English department in 2002. Her interests include queer theory in fiction and film. She teaches a course on Virginia Woolf and one on Queer Film. Furthermore, Dr. Russell has written on authors Angela Carter & Jeanette Winterson. Along with articles on film & TV include work on Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and The Hills Have Eyes. She currently serves a director of UNC Asheville's quality enhancement program on critical thinking, The Inquiry ARC
- B.A., Literature and Language
- B.A., German
- UNC-Asheville (1989)
- MLA, UNC-Asheville (1993)
- MA, UNC-Chapel Hill (1995)
- Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill (2002)
- HUM 324: The Modern World
- HUM 214: Medieval World
- LIT 349: Intro. to Postcolonial Liter.
- LANG 120: Foundations of Academic Writing
- LIT 491: Intro. to Literary Theory
- LIT 489: Virginia Woolf Seminar
- LIT 241: Intro. to Poetry
- WMST 400: Senior Seminar
- LIT 356: Art of the Novel
- LIT 373: Queer Fictions
- "Enslavement and Emancipation" in Franz Kafka’s "The Penal Colony." Bloom’s Literary Themes. Ed. Blake Hobby. Infobase Publishing (in press).
- “Queer Ideology and Horror in The Hills Have Eyes.” Philosophy and Horror. Ed. Thomas Fahy. McFarland Press. (in press).
- “Exploration and Colonization” in J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians. Bloom’s Literary Themes. Ed. Blake Hobby. Infobase Publishing (in press).
- “Fay Weldon.” Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Ed. Brian Shaffer. Blackwell Press. (in press)
- “Giovanni’s Room and Human Sexuality.” Bloom’s Literary Themes: Human Sexuality. Eds. Blake Hobby and Harold Bloom. Infobase Publishing, 2009. 43-51.
- “Change and Transformation: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.” Bloom’s Literary Themes: Rebirth and Renewal. Eds. Blake Hobby and Harold Bloom. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2009. 181-190.
- “Defense-of-Family Acts: Queering Famiglia in The Sopranos.” Considering Alan Ball. Ed. Tom Fahy. McFarland Press, 2007. 166-179.
- “Latent Lesbians and Heterosexual Narrative: Tracing a Queer Poetics in Fay Weldon’s Fiction.” Literary Representations of Queer Heterosexuality. Ed. Richard Fantina. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2006. 170-182.
- “Aesthetes, Ogees and “The Lady”: Queer Complications in Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty.” Postscripts 23 (2006): 169-192.
- “The Queer Intimacies of Six Feet Under.” Considering Alan Ball: Essays on Sexuality, Death, and America in the Television and Film Writings. Ed. Thomas Fahy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2006. 101-123.