Dori Coblentz

Lecturer of Technical Communication

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location: Skiles 307
Office Hours: Mondays 12:30-1:30, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:10-11:10
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Dori Coblentz is a Lecturer in Technical Communication and teaches both first-year composition and technical communication classes. In addition to her work in writing pedagogy, she specializes in early modern English drama, digital pedagogy, and the history of fencing. Her monograph, Fencing, Form and Cognition on the Early Modern Stage: Artful Devices (Edinburgh UP 2021) explores the ways in which early moderns generated and transmitted practical knowledge about time. In her role as a lecturer, she co-facilitates the Technical Communications Seminar for Brittain Fellows. Dori also enjoys working with adult learners as a fencing teacher and holds a Master at Arms certification through Sonoma State University. In her spare time, she coaches rapier and saber classes at the Atlanta Historical Fencing Academy and develops curriculum for other historical fencing instructors. Her fencing pedagogical approach is outlined in her co-authored manual, Fundamentals of Italian Rapier: A Modern Manual for Teachers and Students of Historical Fencing (2018).

  • PhD in English, Emory University
  • MA in Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • BA in English, San Jose State University
  • BA in Linguistics, San Jose State University


Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Europe
  • Europe - United Kingdom
  • Accessibility
  • Disability
  • History more generally
  • Literary Theory


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-3403: Tech Communication
  • LMC-3431: Tech Comm Approaches
  • LMC-3432: Tech Comm Strategies