About me

Biographical info

I am Professor Emeritus in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Auburn University where I had been teaching here since 1983. I am originally from Macedonia, I was born in the village of Podmochani (Подмочани), in the Prespa region. In Podmochani I was known as Гоце Гаџовски. I try to spend a couple of months every summer in Macedonia, where I usually attend a seminar and a conference in Ohrid, do some research in Skopje, and hang out with the peasants in my village.

Teaching Interests

At Auburn University I taught courses on Russian language and culture, and introductory World Literature courses through the English Department. You can see a description and syllabi for these courses by clicking on the links on the left. Recently I developed a set of online distance Learning courses for Russian that are designed with Moodle that include online audio resources. I teach these courses through Auburn University and the University of Illinois.

Free Online Courses I Teach

WLIT1. World Literature 1

WLIT2. World Literature 2

ENGL302. Survey of English Literature

ENGL402. Survey of Modern English Literature

DHUM101. Introduction to Digital Humanities

RUSS101. First Year Russian I

RUSS102. First Year Russian II

In 2009-2010 I was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Pedagogy in Bitola and at the University for Information Science and Technology in Ohrid in Macedonia. While there I developed and taught courses on Technical Communication, English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, English Literature from Romanticism to the Present, and Elizabethan Drama. I have taught these courses both in the classroom and through online distance learning.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on Macedonian literature and folklore, on computational linguistics and on corpus linguistics. I have developed an online concordance (one in ascending and one in reverse order) of Misirkov's "On Macedonian Matters," and at the moment I am developing a corpus of Macedonian electronic texts. There is a preliminary version of approximately one million words, and I have collected additional ten million words that will be included in the corpus in the very near future. The completed corpus will include morphosyntactic annotation of every word. I have also developed archives of primary resources in Macedonian folklore and medieval literature.