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.
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 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.
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.
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.