Nathan Brown
Canada Research Chair in Poetics
Associate Professor of English, Concordia University

My research moves between poetics, philosophy, and science/technology studies, investigating conceptual and material determinations of structure, form, and fabrication. Recently my published work has also focused on contemporary art, film, and communist theory. My research is oriented by a materialist approach to art, philosophy, and politics, as well as by attention to the technological mediation of thinking, writing, and art making.

The Limits of Fabrication: Materials Science, Materialist Poetics was published by Fordham University Press in 2017. I am presently completing a study of modern and contemporary philosophy titled Rationalist Empiricism: A Theory of Speculative Critique. A chapbook, January, was published with Broken Dimanche Press in 2016. With Petar Milat, I am the editor of a volume of essays, Poiesis (2017) and a special issue of Frakcija: Performing Arts Journal titled The Art of the Concept (2013). My articles have appeared in Radical Philosophy, Parrhesia, Qui Parle, Parallax, MuteBoundary2 Online, and How2, while book chapters have been published in The Speculative Turn (2010) and The Lure of Whitehead (2014).

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