Michael J Brisbois teaches ENGL 255 and ENGL 211 at Athabasca University, as well as teaching English courses in English, Comparative Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies at MacEwan University. As a teacher, he enjoys exploring genre, mode, and media with students in a way that enhances their understanding of culture, history, and convention. His past research focused on the intersections of how we think about the future and how we express our utopian and dystopian impulses in literature. He has examined the role of subculture and utopianism in the work and reception of J. R. R. Tolkien and the role of millenarianism in the Modernist poetry of Yeats, Eliot, and Auden. He is currently working on a project that explores the social and literary history of the Anglo-Welsh Border in twentieth century literature. A full CV can be found here.
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