Dr. Diane P. Thompson, Professor of English

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Woodbridge Campus



Thompson, Diane. The Trojan War: Literature and Legends from the Bronze Age to the Present. McFarland, 2004; second edition 2013.
---. "Study Guide to Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida." A Groat's Worth of Wit. Journal of the Open University Shakespeare Society 10 (4) (December, 1999):56-61.
---. "Paradigms Lost: Western Civilization and the Orient Unexpressed." Northern Virginia Review. Fall, 1995, 5-8.
---. "Kitchens." Northern Virginia Review. Fall, 1993, 14-21.
---. "One ENFI Path: From Gallaudet to Distance Learning." In Networked-Based Classrooms: Promises and Realities. Eds. Bertram C. Bruce, Joy Kreeft Peyton and Trent Batson. Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1993, 210-227.
---. "Electronic Bulletin Boards: A Timeless Place for Collaborative Writing Projects." Computers and Composition 7 (3) (1990):43-53.
--- and Jack Orwant. "A Comparison of Networked Versus Stand- Alone Computers in College Writing Classes" (1990). Final Report for Annenberg/CPB *ENFI Project from Northern Virginia Community College.
---. "Application Report: Network Capabilities and Academic Realities: Implementing Interactive Networking in a Community College Environment." Journal of Computer-Based Instruction 17.1 (1990): 17-22.
---. "Using a Local Area Network to Teach Computer Revision Skills." Journal of Teaching Writing 8 (1989): 77-85.
---. "Using the ENFI Network to Distribute Text for Discussion." Teacher's Guide to Using Computer Networks for Written Interaction. Ed. Don Beil. ENFI Consortium and Realtime Learning Systems: Washington, D.C., 1989. 119-21.
---. "Introducing Adult Students to Writing About Literature." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 16 (1989): 37-39.
---. "Conversational Networking: Why the Teacher Gets Most of the Lines." Collegiate Microcomputer 6 (1988): 193-201.
---. "Interactive Networking: Creating Bridges Between Speech, Writing and Composition." Computers and Composition 5.3 (1988): 17-27.
--- and Cathy Simpson. "The Computer Connection: Team Teaching a Joint Course at Two Sites. The Northern Virginia Review 4 (1988): 28-30.
---. "Teaching Writing on a Local Area Network." Technological Horizons in Education 15.2 (1987): 92-97.
--- and Barbara Hutson. "Group Composition on the Computer: Encouraging Language Awareness in Basic Writers." Creative Word Processing In The Classroom: Teacher's Guide & Newsletter Sept./Oct. 1986: 13-16.
---. "Talking Writing: Computer Dialogue as a Bridge Between Spoken and Written Language."The Northern Virginia Review 2 (1986): 15-17.
Hutson, Barbara and Diane Thompson. "Moving Language Around on the Word Processor: Cognitive Operations Upon Language." The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition 7 (1985): 57-63.
Thompson, Diane. "Quick and Easy Wordstar." The Portable Companion 4.1 (1985): 28-30.
--- and Paul Thompson. "A Geometry Problem in Finnegans Wake." The Analyst 20 (1961): 2-4.


McLeod, Michele and Diane Thompson. Workshop and presentation: "A Multimedia Solution to Problems in Teaching World Literature) at CCHA Conference, Northern VA, October 2010.
Thompson, Diane with Charles Evans, Jud Sage, and Aggie Taormina. Workshop and presentation on "Dogwood," at New Horizons Conference, Richmond, VA, April 2000.
---and A. Taormina. "A Web-Integrated Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum," at Advancing the Humanities Through Technology National Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax VA, December, 1999.
--- and A. Taormina. "Dogwood: an Interdisciplinary Shared Resource Site for Faculty and Students," at New Horizons Conference, Richmond VA, April, 1999.
Thompson, Diane. Presenter on a panel: "WWW and the Humanities: an NEH sponsored seminar," at New Horizons Conference, Springfield VA, April, 1998.
---. Presenter on a a panel: "The Cultures of Islam: Broadening the Scope of the Humanities," at the Community College Humanities Association, Washington, D.C., 1995.
---. Presenter on a panel about the outcomes of the NEH Islamic Culture Study Seminar, at the Community College Humanities Association Conference, New Orleans, October, 1994.
---. Presented as a member of a panel, "Distance Learning," at the Educational Technology Workshop, Annandale, VA., Nov. 20, 1992.
---. "Getting Together at a Distance: Teaching Technical Writing on an Asynchronous Computer Conference," presented at the Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College, Feb. 16, 1991.
---. "Placement--Theory and Practice," presented at the Virginia Association of Teachers of English, Virginia Beach, October 26, 1990.
---. Time for Teaching Writing: A Computer-Supported Model," presented at the Sixth Conference on Computers and Writing, Austin, Texas, May, 1990.
--- and Cathy Simpson. "Distant Discourse: Using Connected LANS for Real Time Interactive Writing Between Classes on Two Campuses," presented at the Sixth Conference on Computers and Writing, Austin, Texas, May, 1990.
---. Invited speaker, "Uses of Networking in the Writing Classroom" at The Magic Screen: A Window on Writing at American University, Washington D. C., February 20, 1990.
---. Workshop Consultant for "Interactive Writing with ESL Students: Building Confidence and Language Fluency and Developing Literacy," Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Baltimore, November, 1989.
--- and Cathy Simpson. "Distance Learning: A Satellite Classroom at a Community College," presented at the Fifth Computers and Writing Conference, Minneapolis, May, 1989.
--- and Cathy Simpson, "Connecting Writing Groups: A Comparison of Networked and Non-Networked Collaborative Writing Classes," presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Seattle, March, 1989.
---. "Electronic Connections: A Collaborative Research Project for Basic Writers," presented at the Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College, Mobile, February, 1989.
---. "Connecting Networks for Collaborative Learning," presented at EDUCOM'88, Washington D.C., October, 1988.
---. "Comparison of Networked and Non-networked Composition Classes," presented at the Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, July, 1988.
---. "Modeling Revision," presented as part of a Pre-Convention Workshop, "Computer Networks in the Writing Classroom," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, March, 1988.
---. Invited speaker, "Using a Computer Network in a Writing Classroom: Possibilities and Complexities," at the Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College, Louisville, February, 1988.
---. "Quantity into Quality: Using Computer Networks to Teach Revision," presented at the Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, July, 1987.
---. "The Computer as a Discourse Medium: Writing to Shoot Breeze," presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, March, 1987.
---. "Writing Teaching Writing: Adapting ENFI Interactive Networking to the Writing Centers at NVCC," presented at the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems (ADCIS), Washington D.C., November, 1986.
---. "If It's Not True, What Do You Do With It?: Introducing Military Students to Literature," presented at the Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, July, 1986.
--- and Barbara Hutson, "Compositions by Poor Writers in College: Where do They Fit on the Oral/Literate Continuum?" presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, San Francisco, April, 1986.
--- and Barbara Hutson "Playing with Language on the Computer: Developing Linguistic Awareness," presented at the Conference on College Communication and Composition, Minneapolis, March, 1985.
Hutson, Barbara and Diane Thompson, "Gaining Power over the Written Word: Group Word Processing," presented at the 1985 Southeastern Conference on English in The Two-Year College.
Thompson, Diane. "Dictys and Dares," presented at the Southeastern Medieval Association, Morgantown, West Virginia, October,l981.
---. A series of two hour lectures presented to the Medieval Interdisciplinary Seminar at The Graduate School, CUNY between 1978 and 1981:

  • "Milman Parry's Oral-Formulaic Theory"
  •  "Troy Stories from Homer to the Twelfth Century"
  •  "The Old-French Eneas"
  •  "Benoit's Troie "
  • "Guido's Historia: Science and Anxiety in 13th c. Sicily."

© Diane Thompson: 4/2/98; updated: 5/26/2014