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English|Department of

Jason C. Thompson

Assistant Professor for the Department of English
 
Ph.D., University of Arizona
M.F.A., University of Arizona
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University
 
jthomp32@uwyo.edu
307-766-6459
Hoyt 432

Published Works:  

Edited Books:  

Thompson, Jason C., and Marc Ouellette, eds. The Game Culture Reader. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2013. Print.  

http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/The-Game-Culture-Reader1-4438-4094-7.htm  

Edited Journals:  

Ouellette, Marc, and Jason C. Thompson, eds. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 12.2 (2012): Special Issue: Playing for Keeps: Games and Cultural Resistance. July 11, 2012. Web.  

http://reconstruction.eserver.org/122/contents122.shtml    

Articles:  

Thompson, Jason. “Magic for a People Trained in Pragmatism: Kenneth Burke, Mein Kampf, and the Early 9/11 Oratory of George W. Bush.” Rhetoric Review 30.4 (2011): 350-71. Print.  

http://www.academia.edu/953245/Magic_for_a_People_Trained_in_Pragmatism_Kenneth_Burke_Mein_Kampf_and_the_Early_9_11_Oratory_of_George_W._Bush  

Thompson, Jason, Ken McAllister, and Judd Ruggill. “Onward Through the Fog: Computer Game Collection and the Play of Obsolescence.” M/C Journal 12.3 (Jul. 2009). Web.  

http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/155  

Brown, Stuart, Theresa Enos, David Reamer, and Jason Thompson. “Portrait of the Profession: The 2007 Survey of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition” Rhetoric Review 27.4 (Fall 2008): 331-40. Print.  

http://www.academia.edu/917567/Portrait_of_the_Profession_The_2007_Survey_of_Doctoral_Programs_in_Rhetoric_and_Composition  

Chapters in Books:  

Thompson, Jason C. “Rhetoric and Rising Sun: The Emergence of the War-Brother Topos.” The Game Culture Reader. Ed. Jason C. Thompson and Marc A. Ouellette. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2013. 189-209. Print.  

https://www.academia.edu/4967787/Rhetoric_and_Rising_Sun_The_Emergence_of_the_War-Brother_Topos  

Thompson, Jason, and Theresa Enos. “The Rhetoric of Obfuscation and Technologies of Hidden Writing: Poets and Palimpsests, Painters and Purposes.” On the Blunt Edge: Technology in our Pedagogy and History.  Ed. Shane Borrowman. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2011. 152-72. Print.  

http://www.academia.edu/1859986/The_Rhetoric_of_Obfuscation_and_Technologies_of_Hidden_Writing_Poets_and_Palimpsests_Painters_and_Purposes  

Thompson, Jason, “New Media Texts of WWII: Kenneth Burke’s Intersection with Computer Culture.” The Computer Culture Reader. Ed. Judd Ruggill, Ken McAllister, and Joseph R. Chaney.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2009. 73-89. Print.  

http://www.academia.edu/1572797/New_Media_Texts_of_WWII_Kenneth_Burkes_Intersection_with_Computer_Culture  

Introductions:  

Thompson, Jason C., and Marc Ouellette. “Introduction: A Game Studies Manifesto.” The Game Culture Reader. Ed Jason C. Thompson and Marc A. Ouellette. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2013. 1-13. Print.  

https://www.academia.edu/4967705/Introduction_A_Game_Studies_Manifesto  

Ouellette, Marc A., and Jason C. Thompson. “Editor’s Introduction: Games and/as Resistance.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 12.2 (2012): Special Issue: Playing for Keeps: Games and Cultural Resistance. 11 Jul. 2012. Web.  

http://reconstruction.eserver.org/122/Ouellette-Thompson.shtml  

Book Reviews:  

Thompson, Jason C. “Four Ways of Looking at Eleven Ways of Looking: Review of Clarke Rountree’s The Chameleon President: The Curious Case of George W. Bush.” K.B. Journal: The Journal of the Kenneth Burke Society 9.1 (Fall 2013). Web.  

http://www.kbjournal.org/review-chameleon-president-clarke-rountree    

Thompson, Jason.  “‘The Birth of Burke’s Dramatism’: Review of M. Elizabeth Weiser’s Burke, War, Words: Rhetoricizing Dramatism.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics. 30.1&2 (2010): 358-63. Print.  

http://www.academia.edu/2033615/Burke_War_Words_Rhetoricizing_Dramatism  

Interviews:  

Ouellette, Marc A., and Jason C. Thompson. “An Interview with Francisco Ortega, Creator of Crossing the Bridge, Observance: The Board Game, and H1-B: The Board Game.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 12.2 (2012): Special Issue: Playing for Keeps: Games and Cultural Resistance. 11 July 2012. Web.  

http://reconstruction.eserver.org/122/Ouellette-Thompson-2.shtml

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As Assistant Professor in the Department of English, I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric (The Rhetoric of Fiction) and new media (The Rhetoric of Video Games); in film (The War Film) and media studies (Adaptation Theory); as well as literature, pedagogy, and composition. My research is focused on the digital humanities, classical rhetoric, and rhetorical theory, particularly Kenneth Burke.
The Game Culture Reader, co-edited with Marc Ouellette, was published in 2013; in 2012 we also collaborated on co-editing a special issue of the journal Reconstruction titled “Games and/as Resistance.” My work has appeared in Rhetoric Review, JAC, M/C Journal, Reconstruction, and the KB Journal, as well as in the edited collections On the Blunt Edge: Technology in our Pedagogy and History (Parlor, 2011) and The Computer Culture Reader (CSP, 2009).
In 2008 I founded the Digital Humanities Lab, a research facility whose digital archive has joined that of the Learning Games Initiative, a transdisciplinary, inter-institutional research collective that studies, teaches with, and builds computer games.

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