David Metzger

2000-E Student Success Center (Perry Library)

David Metzger is Dean of the ODU Honors College and Professor of English.  He teaches courses in classical and modern rhetorical theory, Jewish studies, critical theory, and medieval studies.  Publications include the following:

The Lost Cause of Rhetoric:  the relation of rhetoric and geometry in Aristotle and Lacan (SIUP), Chasing Esther:  Jewish expressions of cultural Difference (Kol Katan), Medievalism and Cultural Studies (Boydell & Brewer), Medievalism and Medieval Studies (Boydell & Brewer),  Lacan and the Question of Writing (Special Issue of Pre/Text)and over forty articles/book chapters on a wide range of topics related to rhetoric and pedagogy. He is currently the President of KlalRhetorica, an international network of scholars promoting and developing the field of Jewish discourse studies and Vice President of the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council.  At Old Dominion, he has served as the Founding Director of Writing Tutorial Services (now the Writing Center), founding Graduate Program Director for the PhD in English, and founding Academic Director for the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding.