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Dr. David Metzger, Dean Honors College

 

Ph.D. University of Missouri
M.A. Jewish Studies, Hebrew College, Boston
M.A. Emporia State University
B.A. Emporia State University

5002 Batten Arts & Letters
757-683-3927
DMetzger@odu.edu

Teaching

  • History of rhetoric (biblical, classical, modern)
  • Bible as literature
  • Jewish studies
  • Composition, pedagogy
  • Psychoanalytic theory
  • Medieval literature

Research Areas

  • History of rhetoric (biblical, classical, modern)
  • Bible as literature
  • Jewish studies
  • Composition, pedagogy
  • Psychoanalytic theory
  • Medieval literature

Recent Publications

Monographs

(work in progress) Transcendent Persuasion: essays on the internal rhetoric of classic Jewish texts

The Lost Cause of Rhetoric: the relation of rhetoric and geometry in Aristotle and Lacan . Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1995. Reviewed in Rhetoric Society Quarterly (Gary Olson), The Writing Instructor (Patrick Shaw), The Pre/Text Reinterview, The Quarterly Journal of Speech.

Selected Edited Collections/Volumes

Forthcoming. Psychoanalysis and History. Special Issue of Re/Turn: A Journal of Lacanian Studies. (www.lacanianstudies.com)

Co-editor. Chasing Esther: Jewish expressions of cultural difference. Santa Monica and Haifa: Kol Katan Press, 2004.

Medievalism and Cultural Studies. (Vol. 10 in the "Studies in Medievalism" series) Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2000. Reviewed in Modern Language Review.

Co-Editor, Medievalism and Medieval Studies. (Vol. 9 in the "Studies in Medievalism" series) Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1999.

Co-Editor. Medievalism as an Integrated Study. Special Issue of The Year's Work in Medievalism. 9(1994[1997]). 236pp.

Lacan and The Question of Writing/Rhetoric . Special Issue of Pre/Text. 14 (1995). 150pp.

Selected Articles/Book Chapters (2000-pres)

“Bobby Who?:  A Response to Diane Davis”  Journal of Advanced Composition Volume, 31 (2011):  273-282.

“The `Place’ of Rhetoric in Aggadic Midrash.” (with Steve Katz) College English, Volume 72.6 (July 2010):  639-653.

“Writing in the 3rd Space from the Sun:  A Pentadic Analysis of Discussion Papers Written for the 7th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (April 16-17, 2007).”  (with Hannah Scialdone-Kimberley [graduate student]) Rhetorics, Literacies & Narratives of Sustainability.  Ed. Peter Goggin.  New York:  Routledge, 2009, 39-54.

"The Aesthetic Vision of Medieval Maps."  Corona: a Journal for the Arts and Religion. 5 (2009).
(multi-media)

"The Call for Rhetoric." Enculturation 5.2 (2004): http://enculturation.gmu.edu/5_2/metzger.html

"Interpretation and Topological Structure." Lacan: Topologically Speaking. Eds. Ellie Ragland and Dragan Milovanovic. New York: The Other P, 2004, 134-149.

"Pentateuchal Rhetoric and The Voice of the Aaronides." Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks . Eds. Carol Lipson and Roberta Binkley. Albany: SUNY P, 2004, 165-182.

"Suggestions for Teaching Biblical Rhetoric." Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks. Eds. Carol Lipson and Roberta Binkley. Albany: SUNY, 2004, 247-250

(review essay, with Ron Brooks) "Between History and Historicism: The American Reception of 19 th-century Scottish Rhetoric." Scotia 25 (Fall 2001 [2003]): 29-36.

"Shoah and The Origins of Teaching." Witnessing the Disaster. Eds. Michael Bernard-Donals and Richard Glejzer. U of Wisconsin P, 2003, 231-244.

(with Alicia Willson) "But Is He Really Smart?: Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory in the World of Harry Potter." Popular Culture Review. 14 (Fall 2003): 25-36.

"The Process of Analysis and the Queering of Obsessional Discourse." Literature and Psychology. 49.3 (2003): 1-15.

"Jacques Maritain and the Development of Academic Medievalism." Popular Culture Review. 13 (Fall 2002): 25-32.

(reprint) "Freud's Jewish Science and Lacan's Sinthome." Critical Essays on Jacques Lacan. Ed. Ellie Ragland. New York: Twayne, 2000.

"The Neurotic Orientation of Religion in Freud and Lacan." The Subject of Lacan. Eds. Stephen Friedlander and Kareen Malone. Albany: SUNY, 2000, 45-58.

"Another Para(noid) Rhetoric?" Journal of Advanced Composition 20.1(Spring 2000): 186-193.

"4 Degrees of Richard Weaver: the rhetoric of responsibility in standards-based education." Kairos: a Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 5.1 (spring 2000): http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/5.1/binder.html?coverweb/metzger/start.htm.

"Editor's Introduction." Medievalism and Cultural Studies. (Vol. 10 in the "Studies in Medievalism" series) Boydell & Brewer, 2000, 4-12.

"A Dialogue on Dialogues." Genre by Example: Teachers Writing What They Teach. Ed. David Starkey. Portsmouth, NH: Boyton/Cook Publishers, 2000, 55-78.