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.
---. "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.


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.
--- 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."

(C) Diane Thompson: 4/2/98; updated: 6/16/2004