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ODU's Metzger Slated as Guest for With Good Reason Program on the Golem

Honors College Dean David Metzger, an English professor at Old Dominion University, will be a guest on an upcoming "With Good Reason" radio program.

The show will be broadcast locally by WHRV (89.5 FM) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.

Metzger will discuss the "Golem," a fictional creature of Jewish legend that was the inspiration for the move "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." The program will also feature Melvin Urofsky of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Metzger, who joined the ODU faculty in 1993, has spent his entire career at the university in the English department. In addition to his teaching duties, he founded the Writing Tutorial Service, which currently serves roughly 2,000 students.

Metzger also has served as director of the Jewish Studies Program (2000-07), and he established the Graduate Writing Assistance Program. He has written articles for numerous publications during his ODU tenure, including contributions to the Journal of Advanced Composition, Popular Culture Review, and Literature and Psychology.

His teaching and research have focused on history of rhetoric (biblical, classical and modern), Bible as literature, Jewish studies, composition and pedagogy, psychoanalytic theory and medieval literature.

"With Good Reason" is produced for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and is broadcast in partnership with public radio stations in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Other broadcast times and stations for the program are available at http://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/when-to-listen.

This article was posted on: September 14, 2010

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