Russell Potter

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Professor of English
Location Rhode Island, United States
Introduction Russell Potter is Professor of English and Media Studies at Rhode Island College. He's written about Hip-hop (Spectacular Vernaculars, 1995) and the history of polar exploration (Arctic Spectacles, 2007), as well as a novel, PYG: The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig. His newest book, Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search, has just been published by McGill-Queen's University Press.
Interests Arctic Exploration, Victorian Visual Culture, Pre-cinema, Early Film, Panoramas, Magic Lanterns, Dioramas, Shadow Plays, Toy Theatres, Charles Dickens, Rare Books, Printmaking, Illustrated Newspapers, Penny Gaffs, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, Coffee Shops, Terry Gilliam, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Steampunk, L. Frank Baum, Sherlock Holmes
Favorite Movies The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Pan's Labyrinth, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, 49th Parallel, Let the Right One In, Modern Times, City of Lost Children
Favorite Books Our Mutual Friend, The Barnum Museum, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Swallow, The Accursed Share, Untimely Meditations, Lanark