Comer, Todd

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Todd Comer

Todd Comer

Visiting Associate Professor of English
12D Cambridge Hall
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Research Interests
Disability Studies
Composition Theory
Creative Writing
MA and PhD, Michigan State University

Professor Todd was a tenured Professor of English and Director of Composition at Defiance College for fifteen years; he returned to the Mid-Ohio Valley in 2020 to marry the wonderful Erin Zerbe-Comer, an art professor at Marietta College, and to be near his family.  For the 2022-2023 academic year, Professor Todd will be a Visiting Professor of English at Muskingum University.

Professor Todd's current book project is entitled:  Mary and Etta: Ohio Poems.  As a scholar, Professor Todd has, with Dr. Christine Junker, co-edited a double issue for Studies in the Humanitiesfocused on the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism.  The issue was published in April of 2020.

In the winter of 2018, Todd published "The Politics of Disability in Octavia Butler's Kindred" in the Journal of Narrative Theory.  In the spring of 2017, Todd gave the keynote address at the SAGES Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference (Akron, Ohio).  His talk was entitled "Birth and the Mourning After:Posthumanism."  In 2016, Todd published "The Hidden Architecture of Disability in Chris Ware's Building Stories" (in Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives) and the "The Disabled Hero: Being and Ethics in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" (Mythlore).  Todd has co-edited Terror and the Cinematic Sublime: Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in Post-9/11 Film and Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore.  Todd has also published on Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski, Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren, Flann O'Brien's At-Swim-Two-Birds, and Doctor Who.  

Professor Todd is on LinkedIn and on Humanities Common.

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