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 seventh 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 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 2023

38120EWRT 267ZCritical Reading, Writing and Thinking

Fall 2022

00688ELIT 48A01Major American Writers (Colonial to Romantic, 1620-1865)
27398ELIT 48AH01Major American Writers (Colonial to Romantic, 1620-1865) - HONORS
27290EWRT 1AH01YComposition and Reading - HONORS

Faculty Info

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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

Spring 2022

  • Tuesdays: 11 AM-12:30 PM
  • Wednesdays: 12-1 PM
  • Thursdays: 2:00-3:30 PM
  • And by apppointment.

The Zoom link is available on Canvas or by emailing me.

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