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Russell A. Potter, Professor of English, Rhode Island College
His areas of alleged expertise include the history of Arctic Exploration, Victorian literature and culture, Chaucer, the early history of mechanical television in Britain, and hip-hop music and culture.
He is the author of:
Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism (SUNY Press, 1995); Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1880 (University of Washington Press, 2007).
and has contributed to
The Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture: African-American Culture (Gale, 1996); The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock (CUP, 2004); The Encyclopedia of the Arctic (Routledge, 2005).
He is the editor of The Arctic Book Review.