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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Brian A Bremen

Affiliate Faculty Ph.D., 1989, Princeton University

Associate Professor
Brian A Bremen

Contact

  • Phone: 512-471-7842
  • Office: Parlin 127
  • Office Hours: On Leave (Spring 2010)
  • Campus Mail Code: B5000

Biography

Brian A. Bremen is an Associate Professor in the English department, specializing in American Literature, Modernism, the Digital Humanities, writers of the Harlem Renaissance, and Literary Theory. He is currently at work on a book that examines the ways in which contemporaneous religious and scientific thought interacted in the formation of Modern literature, tentatively called What Was Modernism (and Does It Still Matter)?

An avid surfer of the Internet since 1992, Bremen is presently archiving graphic, audio, and video material to aid in the instruction of large lecture sections of E316K: Masterworks in American Literature, and experimenting with ways in which to incorporate web-based instruction in large lecture classes. See it here.

Bremen has been the recipient of The Marilla D. Svinicki Burnt Orange Apple Award (The University of Texas at Austin, The Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment: 2007), the Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship (The University of Texas at Austin: 2005), a Waggener Centennial Teaching Fellowship (The University of Texas at Austin: 2005), the W. O. S. Sutherland Award for Teaching Excellence in Sophomore Literature (Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin: 2003), and the Texas Excellence Teaching Award for Professors in the College of Liberal Arts (The University of Texas at Austin: 2001).

Interests

American Literature, Modernism, the Digital Humanities, writers of the Harlem Renaissance, and Literary Theory.

Publications

William Carlos Williams and the Diagnostics of Culture. New York: Oxford University Press (1993).

"Emerson, Du Bois, and the Fate of Black Folk." American Literary Realism, 1870-1910, 24, 80-88. March 1992.

Jean Toomer. In American Writers Supplement III, Part 2 (pp.475-491). New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. 1991.

"'He Was Too Scrupulous Always': A Re-examination of Joyce's 'The Sisters'"; James Joyce Quarterly, 22 (Fall 1984): 55-66

Review of The Columbia History of American Poetry. American Studies 36, 195-196. March 1995.

Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

2013 Named one of 20 inaugural Provost's Teaching Fellows

2007 The Marilla D. Svinicki Burnt Orange Apple Award; The University of Texas at Austin, The Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment

2006 Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services Award; The University of Texas at Austin (Project Title: English Department E-Files CMS and DASE Project, $64,000.00)

2005 Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin

2005 Waggener Centennial Teaching Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin

2003 W. O. S. Sutherland Award for Teaching Excellence in Sophomore Literature, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin

2001 Texas Excellence Teaching Award for Professors in the College of Liberal Arts

Dean’s Fellowship, The College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-2001

Harry Ransom Research Center Ransom Fellowship, The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-2001

First Honorable Mention for Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program, 2000: 314L (Introduction to the English Major) Site

Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services Award; The University of Texas at Austin, 2001 (Project Title:  Digital Resources for Teaching E316K – Masterworks of Literature,$41,500.00)

Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services Award; The University of Texas at Austin, 2000 (Project Title: The American Literature Archive,$23,292.00)

Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services Award; The University of Texas at Austin, 1999 (Project Title: Faculty Multimedia and Graduate Student Computer Labs,$46,960.00)

The College of Liberal Arts, Special Award: Computer Assisted Instruction in Liberal Arts; The University of Texas at Austin, 1998 (Project Title: The Critical Tools Project, $46,000.00)

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