Brian joined the department in
2008. His areas of interest include post-modern and post-colonial print and
digital literatures, representations of globalization and Empire in texts of
the 20th and 21st centuries, media studies and film, critical theory, and
Marxism. He is currently the convener of the CultureNet program, an
interdisciplinary degree program in culture and technology.
currently holds degrees in Film, English, and Media Studies and is finishing
his PhD in Literature at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has written
and directed several short narrative and documentary films and videos. His
latest feature film Metropole (2008) has screened in London (The
British Museum), Italy, Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle.
published in journals including Textual Practice and The Red
Critique Brian continues to write for both popular and academic
publications. He teaches a variety of intermediary courses in writing,
fiction, drama, and digital literature and media, ranging from courses in
“Detective Fiction” to the history of technology in literature.
Brian is the faculty advisor for Capilano U.’s student “Cinephile
Collective” and a contributing editor to their journal, The Parallax
(www.theparallax.ca). He recently took on the editorship of a series of works
on Western Canadian filmmakers of the past 50 years, the Pacific
Cinémathèque Monograph Series. The first two volumes, with introductions
by Brian, have been released on Anvil Press: Loop, Print, Fade, + Flicker:
David Rimmer’s Moving Images (2009) and Wild at Heart: The Films of
Nettie Wild (2010).
His article “The Loneliness of the
Long-Distance Binner" appears in The Capilano Review 3.8 (2009). He
was the guest editor of the 2011 Winter edition of The Capilano
Review, a special issue on the “manifesto.”
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Film: Metropole (2008), Loop, Print, Fade, + Flicker: David Rimmer’s Moving Images (Anvil Press 2009) and Wild at Heart:The Films of Nettie Wild (Anvil Press2010). “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Binner", The Capilano Review 3.8, (2009).