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Edward Comstock Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer Department of Literature

Ph.D., Education, American University
MA, Literature, American University
BS, Sociology & English, James Madison University

Edward Comstock holds a PhD from American University's School of Education, Teaching, and Health, as well as an MA in Literature. At the intersection of rhetoric, writing studies, educational psychology, and post structuralist philosophy, his scholarship focuses on writing pedagogy and theory. His most recent book (published by Routledge May 2018), Connections Between Neuroscience, Rhetoric, and Writing: A Plastic Pedagogy for the Digital Age, argues that plasticity in contemporary neuroscience compliments, extends, and challenges recent and influential posthuman and new materialist accounts of the relations between rhetoric, affect, and writing pedagogy. He began teaching classes at American University in fall 2006.
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Writing Studies Program
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Spring 2023

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: The Examined Life

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

Fall 2023

  • HNRS-395 Theories of Inquiry

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive