Dr. Brinker teaches World Masterpieces II and a variety of upper division courses in literature. His research interests include Elizabethan drama, American literature after 1865, and American Jewish literature. He is the author of over a dozen critical essays, ranging from Christopher Marlowe to Lev Raphael. He has presented almost fifty papers at various regional, national, and international conferences, chaired more than a dozen conference panels, and is currently working on a book on Alfred Kazin’s autobiographies. In addition, he is an avid collector of art produced by Michigan artists over the past century.
Dr. Brinker’s educational background includes master’s degrees in English and Geography from the University of Freiburg in Germany, an A.M. in English from Clark University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has been a full-time faculty member at Macomb Community College since 1991 and also teaches graduate courses in American literature at Wayne State University.