Meet Prof. Scott Marentette, Communications and Literary Studies

Photo: Scott Marentette

I teach COMM 19999 and various literature courses at Sheridan College. My field of research is 20th Century English, French, and German poetry with a focus on the relationship between our sense of self as it relates to the struggle for ownership over our own lives in terms of work and identity. My other interests include the history of surveillance in modern poetics, drones in culture, and trash aesthetics.

Scott Marentette answers Alchemy’s Proust Questionnaire:

Most important lesson I’ve learned this year: The importance of protection.

My favourite qualities in a student: Engagement, participation, and purpose.

My favourite qualities in a teacher: Being real, open, curious, and non-judgmental.

My idea of perfect happiness: Being on a tropical beach.

In my opinion the secret to success is: Fearlessness.

My favourite quotation, motto, or phrase: “Questioning builds a way.” –Martin Heidegger

The talent or skill I wish I had: Play guitar.

Language I’d love to be able to speak: Russian.

My favourite historical, literary, or cinematic character(s): Shakespeare’s fools.

My least favourite historical, literary, or cinematic character(s): Jenny from The L Word.

My favourite food/meal and drink: Thai.

My favourite painter/artist: John Heartfield.

My favourite singer/musician and song: Anything from John Coltrane’s Classic Quartet era.