BRIAN KUBARYCZ portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Honors College
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Research Statement

 

 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Kubarycz paints and writes in Salt Lake City, where he teaches Intellectual Traditions for the Honors College of the University of Utah. His work has appeared in The Quarterly, Puerto Del Sol, Black Warrior Review, Unsaid, New York Tyrant, The Collagist, Fiddleblack, and other literary periodicals.
 
ABOUT THE MANUSCRIPT: The Instruments I Used is a collection of short fiction which tests the extent to which the narrating voice (as opposed to plot, character, or concept) can function as the generative force behind imaginative literature. The result is a heterogeneous mix of writings whose common feature may be little more than a fundamental enunciatiatory drive, one which produces each new sentence not as mere unit of description but rather as a singular act of legislation.
 

Creative Research

  • Original Score for Collaborative Performance with Stephen Brown Dance Company - "Of Meat and Marrow" Performance, completed 10/2013.
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Visual Art

Publications

  • Articles Published “Idiotic Square: Empire and Its Double,” in Reading Negri, Open Court Books, Creative Marxism Series, 2011 “His Life Had Stood—A Loaded Gun: Myth and Metamorphosis in The Photography of Bear Kirkpatrick,” Eyemazing, Fall 2010 “The Ducks of War: The Painting of Benjamin Duke,” Weak Painting: Ten Years of Painting by Benjamin Swallow Duke, Taipei: Garden City Publishing, 2010. Published, 09/28/2014.
  • Short Stories Published "The Orange Syringe at The End of The Line" – Unsaid 8, 2016 (forthcoming) "The Fall of Captain Thames" – Gigantic Worlds (anthology) 2015 "Trigger" – Unsaid 7, 2014 (*Pushcart Prize Nominee*) "Canopy" – Unsaid 7 "Game" – The Collagist, August 2013 (*Honorable Mention – Literarian Prize*) "Tinder" – The Collagist, April 2013 "Abluvion" – Tarpaulin Sky – November 2012 "Partners" – Unsaid 6 (*Pushcart Prize Nominee*) "Over The Mountain" – Unsaid 6, 2012 "Crown and Pinion" – Unsaid 6 "Fuller’s" – Unsaid 6 "A Meal is Being Eaten" – New York Tyrant, Vol. 3 No. 3 "Buckets" – Gigantic, November 2011 (*Wigleaf Top 50, 2012*) "Lacuna" – Puerto del Sol 46.1 "Heel" – Everyday Genius, December 2010 "Landolfi’s Skin" – The Collagist, December 2010 "Calvino’s Fingers" – The Collagist, June 2010 "Bone Lagoon" – PANK, April 2010 "The Misdeeds of Captain Grillo" – Unsaid 5 (*Pushcart Prize Nominee*) "Beyond The Blood-Marked Boundary of The Brother Wolds Beyond" – Unsaid 5 "Denomination" – Unsaid 5 "Nimbus" – Black Warrior Review Issue 35.3 "Telecaster" – New York Tyrant Vol. 3 No. 1 "Zimmerman" – Unsaid 4 "Dry and Clean" – Unsaid 4 (*Pushcart Prize Nominee*) "The Bends" – Unsaid 3 (*Pushcart Prize Nominee*) "Parchment" – Unsaid 2 (*Pushcart Prize Nominee*) "On The Mountain" – Unsaid 1 "Campfire On Me" – The Quarterly 27 "The Instruments I Used" – The Quarterly 27 "Birthday" – The Quarterly 26. Published, 08/27/2014.
  • Poems Published 'Innocent’ – Fiddleblack 16, May 2014 ‘βουστροφηδόν’ – Fiddleblack 16 ‘How Captain Beardfoot Tamed The Octopods’ – Fiddleblack 16 ‘BWV’ – Fiddleblack 8, February 2013 ‘In Te, Lamina, Speravi,’ – Fiddleblack 4 ‘Spem in Alium,’ – Fiddleblack 4 ‘Dunwich Ghost’ – Fiddleblack 4 ‘Oxnard’ – Unsaid 5 ‘Prior’ -- Unsaid 4 ‘Κύκλωψ,’ – Unsaid 4 ‘Auspex,’ – Unsaid 4 ‘Puerto del Sol’ – Unsaid 4 ‘Fondling,’ – Unsaid 3 ‘Quasar’ – Unsaid 3. Published, 08/26/2014.
  • Local Journalism - Senior Staff Writer - SLUG Magazine · Learning To Mind The Signs: The Renaissance of Salt Lake's Regent Street -- July 2017 · The Life Acoustic: [Guitar] Teacher Kim Drigss -- February 2017 · Sisyphean Art: David Brothers' 'Rolithica' -- February 2016 · Seekers of Light: Sunn O))) Releases Kannon -- December 2015 · Blasting Out The Past: Repertory Dance Theater Still Salient after 50 Years – September 2015 · The Quest for Water: A Conversation with YOB's Mike Scheidt – May 2015 · These Little Hands: The Craft of Lindsay Heath –August 2014 · A Life of Change: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents Four – September 2012 · The Contradictions of The Era: Ballet West Presents Innovations – May 2012 · Three Modalities of Enchantment: Ballet West Presents Emeralds – April 2012 · Hazards of Bodily Intrigue – The Stephen Brown Dance Company Performs The Beast of SB Dance – January 2012 · Predict The Unexpectable: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Presents Prism – November 2011 · Exile on M Street: Scott Carrier Releases Prisoner of Zion – October 2011 · Freedom From Spirit: Repertory Dance Theater Presents Vanguarde – September 2011 · A Hundred Years of Keen Disinterest: Ririe-Woodbury presents Alwin Nikolai Centennial – May 2011 · Psychopathia Universalis: Spring Awakening Comes to Salt Lake – January 2011 · Choreography as Erasing The Body: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents Cipher – December 2010 · Phenomenology and The Body as Fluctuant Mass: Repertory Dance Theater presents H20 – October 2010 · The White Rectangle – Modern Dance as . . . Modern: A Review of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s Configurations – October 2010 · A Review of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: Equilibrium – October 2009 · Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: Surfaces – April 2009 · Dance Against Nature: A Review of The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s Interiors – February 2009 · The Anatomy of Gross: An Interview with NPR’s Terry Gross – June 2008 · He’s Grown Accustomed to This Place: An Interview with sculptor Cordell Taylor – November 2007 · Dropping the ‘B’ Word; an Interview with Picasso Scholar Lisa Florman – Art History, University of Michigan – August 2007 · A Goat Is A Goat Is A Goat; No Narrative In New Narrative: a Review of The Salt Lake City Art Center’s Exhibition of Works By Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Brice Marden and Tony Fitzgerald – May 2007 · The Wardens of Darwin: an Interview with Anya Plutinski – Philosophy, University of Utah – February 2007 · Mine Versus Mind; an Interview with critic Douglas Crimp; Visual Studies, University of Rochester – January 2007. Published, 09/24/2014.