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Edward Comstock

Senior Professorial Lecturer Department of Literature

Edward Comstock holds a Ph.D. 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.


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

CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - T33
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(202) 885-2975 (Office)
(202) 885-2938 (Fax)

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See Also
Writing Center


  • Spring 2019

    • LIT-201 The Art of Changing Minds: The Rhetoric of Travel
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