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Brendan Riley
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Brendan Riley

Writing and Rhetoric, Cultural Studies
Technology & Pedagogy Coordinator

Brendan joined the English faculty in Fall, 2004. He teaches writing, new media, and cultural studies classes, as well as a j-session course called “Zombies in Popular Media.”  He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida, where he studied film and media studies as well as rhetoric and composition. Brendan's research interests include: rhetoric and composition theory, particularly the sub-field of computers & writing; new media studies; grammatology (the study of the history of writing); comics; and film and media studies.  He also has a strong interest in Ludology (the study of games) and teaches Game Culture for the Interactive Arts and Media department.

Brendan's essay, "From Sherlock to Angel: the 21st Century Detective" recently appeared in the Journal of Popular Culture and his essay "Warren Ellis is the Future of Superhero Comics" was published in the edited collection The Amazing Transforming Superhero! He has also written for Kairos and Computers and Composition Online, among others. He serves on the executive boards of the Midwest- and National Popular Culture Associations, and he is on the editorial board for the Journal of Popular Culture. Brendan also dabbles in web application programming and content-management systems.  He maintains a website at http://www.curragh-labs.org/

Office Location: English Department, suite 300-N, 33 E. Congress

Office telephone: 312-369-8817

Email: briley@colum.edu

Mailing Address:
Brendan Riley
Department of English;
Columbia College of Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605