BRENDAN RILEY

WRITING AND RHETORIC, CULTURAL STUDIES, TECHNOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY COORDINATOR
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

 

 

Brendan Riley joined the English faculty of Columbia College 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, "Warren Ellis is the Future of Superhero Comics," recently appeared in the edited collection The Amazing Transforming Superhero! He has also written for Kairos and Computers and Composition Online, among others. He serves (or has served) on the executive board of the Midwest and National Popular Culture Associations. Brendan also dabbles in web application programming and content-management systems.  He maintains a website at http://www.curragh-labs.org/