Brian Brems

Brian Brems


Brian Brems

Instructor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-2521
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E07B
bremsb@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

Composition:

Using film in the composition classroom, addressing social issues as a means of teaching composition, learner-centered approaches in teaching, using technology as facilitator of educational outcomes.

Film:
The films of Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, David Cronenberg
Japanese Cinema
Film Noir
Narrative
Genre Studies


Recent Courses Taught:

  • English 1101
  • English 1102
  • English 1154

Current Projects:

  • An exploration of genre and cinematic and literary influence in the films of Joel and Ethan Coen.

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media 2009: Presented "The Language of War in Byron's Childe Harold"
  • Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media 2010: Presented "Always Put One in the Brain: Masculinity and the Head in Miller's Crossing"
  • Allerton Articulation Conference 2010: Presented "Coen Brothers Film & Literature Pedagogy Project"
  • Midwest Popular Culture Association 2010:Presented" 'A True and living prophet of destruction': Chigurh as Vietcong in the Novel/Film No Country for Old Men"
  • Allerton Articulation Conference 2013:Presented "Using Documentary Film in The Composition II Classroom"

Education:

  • M.A. in English (Film & Literature) Northern Illinois University, 2010
  • B.A. in English Northern Illinois University, 2008

 

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