314 Humanities Bldg.
Dr. Jeff Thompson, associate professor of English, has taught at Tennessee State University since 1985. He wrote his TSU master's thesis about Canadian novelist Dan Ross (Moscow Mists), and he wrote his MTSU doctoral dissertation about American filmmaker Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings). Dr. Thompson specializes in popular culture, and he often shares with his students music, art, films, newspapers, magazines, websites, and literature as writing prompts.
Dr. Thompson has written chapters for books (The Films of Peter Cushing, Loss of Identity in Film), articles for magazines (Midnight Marquee, Scarlet Street), and blogs for websites about education, popular culture, and the television series Dark Shadows. He is the author of The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker, and Other Productions, 1966-2006 (McFarland, 2009) and House of Dan Curtis: The Television Mysteries of the Dark Shadows Auteur (Westview, 2010).
Dr. Thompson has written a chapter for an upcoming Syracuse University Press book about the last episode of Dark Shadows, and he is writing the introductions to six volumes of comic-book reprints for Hermes Press. He recently gave a presentation about science fiction at PCAS (Popular Culture Association in the South) in New Orleans, and he spoke about horror at the Green Hills branch of the Nashville Public Library.
At TSU, Dr. Thompson teaches ENGL 1010, 1020, 2110, 2120, and other courses.
Languages, Literature, and Philosophy