Director of Literature
Terence Brunk joined the Columbia English Department in 1998. For the last ten years, he has directed the Literature Program; he also participated in the creation of the Cultural Studies Program, housed in HHSS. He holds a Ph.D. in Literatures in English from Rutgers University, where he concentrated on Gothic fiction, gender studies, and literary theory.
Terence teaches courses in composition, British literature, and new media, and he has added several new courses to the curriculum, including Literature and the Culture of Cyberspace and Literature and Gaming (the latter developed through the CIT Technology Fellows Program). Other frequently-taught courses include Introduction to Poetry, British Novel, Writing for New Media, and Shakespeare. His current research focuses on intersections between literary studies and digital culture, with a particular emphasis on gaming, pedagogy, and open source methodologies. He also serves as a de facto sysadmin for the English Department GNU/Linux server.
Office Location: English Department, 300-J, 33 E. Congress
Office Phone: 312-369-8107
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 So. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605