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Professor Jason Thompson


University of Wyoming

Jason C. Thompson works as an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Wyoming, USA, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric, new media, film, literature, pedagogy, and composition. His research is focused on the digital humanities, classical rhetoric, and rhetorical theory, particularly Kenneth Burke.

His last book, The Post-9/11 Video Game, was published in 2017, and in 2013 he edited the collection The Game Culture Reader.  His scholarship has appeared in Rhetoric Review, JAC, M/C Journal, Reconstruction, and the KB Journal as well as in edited collections at Routledge, Parlor, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

In 2008 he 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.