About Prof. Todd

Prof. Todd, circa 2020

E-Mail: tcomer@muskingum.edu
Phone: 740 826 8267
Office: CH 12D
Web: https://toddcomer.com/
Office: Please email to schedule an appointment

Prof. 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, Prof. Todd will be a Visiting Associate Professor of English at Muskingum University.

Todd has published on comics, movies, TV, and experimental fiction. He recently binged Attack on Titan, and The Sandman. When Todd is not listening to Tom Waits or Sufjan Stevens he is drinking coffee, petting a cat, or writing poems about his new hometown, Marietta, Ohio.

Want to chat about life, the universe, and maybe even your rough draft?

I prefer appointments. However, I welcome students into my office whenever I am free–that is, not prepping for class or grading. Feel free to stop by when you are in the building. I will not be available early in the mornings. If you want to meet with me, 11:00-1:00 on MWF will often work. 3:00 pm, MWF, is also an option. On T and Th, I will be available at 2:00 pm. 

You may cancel or reschedule any meeting with me 24 hours in advance of our meeting time. You may not cancel or reschedule when the meeting is less than 24 hours away. Normally, I respond to all meeting requests within 24 hours.

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Prof Todd’s current book project is entitled: Mary and Etta: Ohio Poems. As a scholar, Prof. Todd has, with Dr. Christine Junker, co-edited a double issue for Studies in the Humanities focused 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.

Todd is on LinkedIn and on Humanities Common

Email: proftod@gmail.com

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