North Seattle Community College
Seattle, Washington

    Brian D. Martin
Part-time English instructor
     Office: IB 2321A
     Office hours: Thursdays, 11:00am (or by appointment)

        Academic background:

M.A., English.  Oregon State University, 2008.
B.A., English.  University of Washington, 2006.
B.A., history.  Western Washington University, 1991.

(If you're interested, you can read more about my education.)

        My areas of interest:


"The most formidable weapon against errors of any kind is reason."

- Thomas Paine, 1794



                    Fall 2008                                                                        Fall 2009

                            English 099                                                                    English 101       8:00-8:50am
                            English 101                                                                    English 102     10:00-10:50am - Topic: Western societies & Islam

                    Winter 2009                                                                    Winter & Spring 2010

English 101                                                                      Brian is taking the rest of the year off from teaching to try and write a book.

                    Spring 2009

                            English 101

                     Summer 2009

                            Humanities 110 - Introduction to Film
                            (for the Upward Bound program, on NSCC campus)


A little bit about how I teach English composition.




Some favorite written works:

    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor.  The Brothers Karamazov.  1880.
    Melville, Herman.  Moby-Dick.  1851.
    Kazantzakis, Nikos.  Report to Greco.
    Whitman, Walt.  Leaves of Grass.  1855.
    Addonizio, Kim.  Tell Me.  2000.

Some favorite movies

    The Mission (1986).  Roland Joffé.
    Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994).  Krzysztof Kieslowski.
    You Can Count On Me (2000).  Ken Lonergan.
    Les quatre cent coups (1959).  François Truffaut.
    Kill Bill 1 & 2 (2003 & '04).  Quentin Tarantino.


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