B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Professor (Retired 2010)
Professor Delbert Russell's research interests include French-Canadian literature, medieval French language and literature, and bibliography. His most recent publication is a critical edition of the medieval French rhymed life of St. Francis of Assisi, La Vye de seynt Fraunceys (London, 2002). A research grant from SSHRC is supporting current work on an electronic edition of a medieval collection of Old French verse saints lives, the unique 14th-century Campsey manuscript.
Prof. Russell is also collaborating with Laurie Postlewate (Barnard College) on an English translation of selected Anglo-Norman saints lives, for the French of England in Translation series published by the University of Arizona press. Earlier work includes studies of the contemporary Québec writer, Anne Hébert (1983), Anne Hébert: an annotated bibliography (1986), as well as critical editions of medieval texts, La Vie de saint Laurent (1976), Légendier apostolique anglo-normand (1989), La Vie seint Richard, evesque de Cycestre (1995).