Background and Research Interests:

Clint taught at Capilano College, the Emily Carr Institute, and the University of British Columbia before joining the Department of English, Simon Fraser University in 2007. Clint’s research interests include contemporary literature, theory (esp. psychoanalysis and Marxism), visual culture, popular culture, and digital humanities. He is the author of book-length studies of Steve McCaffery and Fredric Jameson. His novel Smoke Show was published by Arsenal Pulp in 2005 and his latest book of poetry, The Benjamin Sonnets, was published by Book Thug in 2009. Clint has written on art infillip, Flash Art, Camera Austria, The Vancouver Sun, Canadian Art, Artforum, and The Globe and Mail, and he currently blogs at He co-edited the art catalogue Digital Natives with Lorna Brown, From Text to Texting with Paul Budra, and an issue of Canadian Literature on 21st century poetics with Christine Stewart; his most recent critical book is The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing. Prof. Burnham has lectured (most recently) at the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia-Okanagan, the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Rijeka (Croatia), and Westminster University (UK). His most recent art writing includes a catalogue essay on Canadian photographer Kelly Wood, a contribution to the For Machine Use Only exhibition catalogue at the Schneiderei Galerie (Vienna), and an essay for the Future of Memory exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien; a catalogue essay is also forthcoming for the Vancouver photographer Henri Robideau’s retrospective at the grunt gallery, and an essay on Edward Burtynsky is in the forthcoming Petrocultures collection from McGill-Queens. During his sabbatical in 2014-15, Prof. Burnham is on a residency at the Urban Subjects Collective in Vienna, where he is writing books on Slavoj Žižek and digital culture, and on Fredric Jameson and Wolf of Wall Street. Clint is a founding member of the Vancouver Lacan Salon, and can be followed on twitter @Prof_Clinty.


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