Russell Smith

Russell Smith is a Lecturer in Modern Literature and Literary Theory at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has published widely on Samuel Beckett, including Beckett and Ethics (Continuum 2009) and recent essays in the Journal of Beckett Studies and Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui. In September 2018 he convened an international conference Two Hundred Years of Monsters to celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Selected papers from the conference were recently published in a special issue of Nineteenth Century Contexts, co-edited with Prof Sharon Ruston. His current research project, Frankenstein and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, examines changing adaptations of the Frankenstein story in relation to shifting relations between technology, gender, and the nature of work.

Recent publications:

Russell Smith, ‘Frankenstein in the automatic factory’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts (2019):

Sharon Ruston and Russell Smith, ‘Introduction’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts (2019):