About Me

"For the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs."
-George Eliot, Middlemarch


This is my sixth year teaching at De Anza. I love working with De Anza students and I'm thrilled to be a part of the De Anza community.

My pedagogical goal is to help students build strong reading, writing, and thinking skills that will serve them both in and out of the classroom. In my writing (EWRT) classes,

  • the work is collaborative - students work with me and with each other.
  • we read and discuss engaging texts, including Harry Potter, sci-fi novels, and the musical Hamilton.
  • we explore in writing topics such as racism, community, social justice, education, journalism, and science.
  • I encourage students to understand reading and writing in relation to communities outside of the classroom.

If this sounds like fun, then sign up for an EWRT class with me!

I also teach English literature. In my ELIT classes, the goal is for students to encounter new texts and to learn how to read analytically--without ever losing sight of the pleasures that can be found in literature.


Students who are enrolled in my classes can access the syllabus through the Canvas page. Anyone else who is interested in my syllabi should send me an email.

Classes I Teach

Winter 2021

35324ELIT 1050ZIntroduction to Fiction
37273ELIT 10H50ZIntroduction to Fiction - HONORS
00745EWRT 1A1QDComposition and Reading
36500LART 2501QDAcademic Reading and Writing

Fall 2020

02685EWRT 1A7QComposition and Reading
26114EWRT 1AH1ZComposition and Reading - HONORS
25474LART 2507QAcademic Reading and Writing

Faculty Info

Pic of Brian

Brian Malone



While campus remains closed, please use email instead.



  • A.B., Harvard University
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Student Drop-in Hours

Winter 2021

Please check Canvas or the course syllabus for my scheduled office hours. Email me if you would like to set up an appointment.

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