Clint Burnham



  • BA, MA (Victoria)
  • PhD (York)


Clint Burnham’s research interests include cultural studies (especially film and popular culture), contemporary poetry, and theory (especially psychoanalysis and Marxism). 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, Pound at Guantánamo, was published in 2016 by Talonbooks. Clint has written on art in ESPACE art actuel, fillipFlash ArtCamera AustriaThe Vancouver SunCanadian Art, Artforum, and The Globe and Mail. He co-edited Digital Natives (Other Sights) with Lorna Brown, From Text to Texting (Indiana U.P.) with Paul Budra, and an issue of Canadian Literature on 21st century poetics with Christine Stewart; he is the author of The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing (Arsenal Pulp). New and recent art writing includes a catalogue essay on Canadian photographer Kelly Wood, an essay for the Future of Memory exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien, and a catalogue essay for Vancouver photographer Henri Robideau’s retrospective at the grunt gallery; an essay on Edward Burtynsky is in the forthcoming Petrocultures collection from McGill-Queen’s, an essay on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is in the forthcoming Un-Archiving the Literary Event: CanLit Across Media volume, also from McGill-Queen’s, and an essay on Lacan and new media is in the forthcoming After Lacan collection from Cambridge. Prof. Burnham’s newest scholarly book, Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street, appears this fall from Bloomsbury, and he is also writing a book on Slavoj Žižek and digital culture. In the 2016-17 academic year he will be teaching a creative writing workshop in poetry, a course on North American poetry and poetics, a theory course, and a first year course on “literature now.” Clint is an associate member of the SFU Department of Geography and a member of SFU’s Centre for Global Political Economy, and he is a founding member of the Vancouver Lacan Salon.

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