Nathan Brown
Canada Research Chair in Poetics
Assistant 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 Absent Blue Wax: Rationalist Empiricism. A chapbook, January, was published with Broken Dimanche Press in 2016. With Petar Milat, I am the editor of a special issue of Frakcija: Performing Arts Journal titled The Art of the Concept (2013) and a forthcoming volume of essays, Poiesis (2017). 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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