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David Todd

Department of English

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
M.A. Cleveland State University
B.A. Ohio State University


  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Film Studies
Creative Work

My plays include:

  • Here I Go (2011)
  • The Darkest Place on Earth (2006)
  • 400 Hours (2004)
  • Killsville (2002)
  • Collection of interviews - Feeding Back: Conversations with Alternative Guitarists from Proto-Punk to Post-Rock (forthcoming from Chicago Review Press in 2012)

Recent and new topical courses: “Cassette Memory: Identity Construction in Contemporary Culture.”

Senior project interests: Playwriting and other dramatic-writing forms:  screenwriting, nonfiction/essay, fiction. Experimental and underground styles. Alternative culture and ideas. Contemporary aesthetics. Popular culture.

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