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.
Brian 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.
Having 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.”
Source: Faculty Profile, Capilano University