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Dr. Brian Glaser

Associate Professor, Instructional Faculty
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
Office Location: Wilkinson Hall 24
Phone: (714) 997-6689
University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.


I have taught at Chapman for seventeen years, all of them in the English Department. I have taught more than twenty different courses in writing and literature, and have created a number of original courses for Chapman students, including: Writing about the Global Human Rights Movement, Environmental Rhetoric, Writing about Taoism, and Poetry and Social Science. I have received at Chapman the Faculty Award for Curriculum Innovation in Sustainability Education (2012) and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019). Before coming to Chapman, I taught as a postdoc in the English Department at UC Berkeley and at universities in Mexico, Guatemala, Portugal and Germany.

I have published three books of poems with Shanti Arts, All the Hills (2019), Contradictions (2020) and Difficult Joy (2021). I have also published more than twenty essays on poetry and poetics in national and international scholarly venues, including essays in College Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, Amerikastudien, American Imago and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. I have received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, and the German Academic Exchange Service. In 2019, I received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship at Chapman.


Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

“Jeffers’ axe: The instability of nonviolence.” Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 24.1 (2019): 1-14.
“Containing the Jeremiad: Understanding Paradigms of Anxiety in Global Climate Change Experience.” Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning 24 (2019): 52-65.
“The Terror of Robert Frost.” American Studies 62.3 (2017): 437-447.