Welcome to David Simpson's Home Page

An academic and professional web resource for American literature, classical rhetoric, Shakespeare, poetry, drama, jazz, McLuhan, contemporary media, semiotics, and the philosophy and literature of True Love.

David Simpson received his PhD in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and has served on the faculty in English and humanities at Columbia and Northwestern. He has taught at the School for New Learning  since 1990. His academic interests include classical and Renaissance literature, media studies, American culture, professional communication, and intellectual history. A former member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, he has served as a consultant in business writing and technical stock-market analysis and has written articles and reviews on topics ranging from jazz and cinema to slang and cyberculture. He is  a member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the United States Golf Association, and the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. 

Please use the following links to access related sites and course information:

The New Arts of Persuasion
American Writers and Technology
"True Love"
Contemporary Ethics

  Questions:  David L. Simpson (dsimpson@condor.depaul.edu) 
The School for New Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60604