Hi! I’m Trent. I write the things that are on this blog whenever the inspiration strikes. (Rarely.) My interests are varied, but generally I’m drawn to how we make sense of our lives through narrative. On this blog, you’ll find stuff about media, education, and technology, but you’ll also find stuff about music, fiction, running, basketball, and video games.
This website is the product of a learning experiment, or perhaps many. I’ve always enjoyed dabbling in different content management systems and static websites. I’ve been through Tumblr, SquareSpace, WordPress, Grav, Ghost, and Jekyll for different projects.
Work and Education
My day job is in academic advising at Brandon University.
Previously, I taught University Writing as a sessional instructor. I also worked for four years at Campus Manitoba, a consortium of Manitoba’s public universities and colleges.
I am a Master of Arts graduate from the Department of English and Writing Studies at The University of Western Ontario. I finished an Independent Research Project toward the degree in 2012. The essay examines the thematic and formal influence of superhero comics on The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon in the broader context of American literature after postmodernism.
License and Attribution
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