North Seattle Community College
Brian D. Martin
Part-time English instructor
Office: IB 2321A
Office hours: Thursdays, 11:00am (or by appointment)
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:
literature of the colonial period in North America
the American Renaissance
literature of the Enlightenment (European & American)
modern & contemporary literature (French, Russian, Mexican & American)
poetry (of all eras and places)
rhetoric, reason, and composition
literature of the American west
the Bible as literature
"The most formidable weapon against errors of any kind is reason."
- Thomas Paine, 1794
Fall 2008 Fall 2009
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.
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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