Metcalf, Eric

Metcalf, Eric

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Performing and Fine Arts

Phone: 718-262-2413
Office Location: AC-1B10

Office Hours  
Monday  5-6 PM 
Tuesday  5-6 PM 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Communication  1991 
MA  University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Communication  1989 
BA  University of New Hampshire, Durham  English  1982 

Eric Metcalf (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is a rhetorician who has taught public speaking and writing courses at York College and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Before teaching at the City University of New York he worked in Silver Springs, Maryland for the Discovery television networks, building and maintaining their online archive of digital photography.

Areas of Expertise

Rhetorical criticism
Presidential primary campaigns
19th century minstrelsy

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Eric Metcalf. "Introduction to "Kenneth Burke on Ecology"." Coming to Terms: The Collected Works of Jane Blankenship, Lexington Books. 2012: 187-193.

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Eric Metcalf. "Illuminating Young Minds: New York State's Glass Lantern Slides." Moment: Une Revue de Photo. 5: 7 Spring 2013: 4-5.

Eric Metcalf. "Figuring Out What Democracy Looks Like: Lisa Larsen's Political Campaign Photography." CUNY Academic Commons. Spring 2012: 1-26.

Eric Metcalf. "Slater Trust Building, 9:35 AM." Moment: Une Revue de Photo. 4: 6 Spring 2011: 14.

Eric Metcalf. "Street Photography." Moment: Une Revue de Photo. 3: 5 Spring 2010: 2.

Eric Metcalf. "On Roland Barthes' Camera Lucida." Moment: Une Revue de Photo. 2: 4 Fall 2008: 1.

Eric Metcalf. "Speaking Publicly for Those Who, for Whatever Reason, Can't or Won't." BMCC Inquirer. 13 Fall 2007: 45-48.

Eric Metcalf. "The Official Stamp: Public Health Campaigns Against Drug Abuse and AIDS in Latin America." AIDS & Anthropology Bulletin. 15 November 2003: 4.

Eric Metcalf. "Berman Scholar." ETC: A Review of General Semantics. 48 Spring 1991: 48-50.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Cotton Histories: explorations in blackface minstrelsy " 2016: Web exhibitions.

" Archives & Invention: A course in archival technology and public address " 2015: CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, Lightning Talks.

" Faculty in the arts and humanities don't read etexts, so why does CUNY buy them? " 2015: CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, Lightning Talks.

" Lisa Larsen: Picturing Democracy " 2015: Spring Lecture Series, Dept. of Communication, Kingsborough Community College.

" Program Organizer, "Re-reading Across the Curriculum " 2014: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, York College.

" "Lantern Slides and Visual Instruction in Early 20th Century New York State" " 2012: NY Metropolitan American Studies Association.

" Panelist, "Publishing on the Commons" " 2012: Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS), BMCC, CUNY.

" Will Write Later: Postcards, Technology, and Social History in Early 20th Century New England " 2012: Provost's Lecture Series, York College, CUNY.

" Panelist, "Reading Across the Curriculum " 2011: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), York College, CUNY.

" Panelist, Master Class in Rhetoric: Obama's "More Perfect Union Speech" " 2011: NY State Communication Association.

" Jane Blankenship and Rhetorical Questions " 2011: Eastern Communication Association.

" Reaching the Audience in 19th Century America: Tours and Circuits " 2008: Circus Historical Society.

" On Hermann Stelzner " 2004: Eastern Communication Association.

" Amiri Baraka: Creating Cultural Space at Kwanzaa " 1992: Speech Communication Association.

" Art and Science in the Evolution of the AIDS Documentary " 1992: Eastern Communication Association.

" The AIDS Quilt: Whistling Past the Graveyard " 1992: Eastern Communication Association.

" Constructing the Nation's HIV/AIDS Policy: Stifling Dissent in New Hampshire's 1988 Presidential Primary " 1992: Central States Speech Communication Association.

" Pollution and Space: Geographic Considerations of Ecological Rhetoric " 1991: Eastern Communication Association.

" The Politics of Research " 1990: Speech Communication Association.