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Professor of English (1966)
- B.A., Allegheny College
- M.A., New York University
- Ph.D., Lehigh University
Office: Zinzendorf Hall, Room 307
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
The Renaissance, American realism and contemporary literature, including science fiction, and playwright Eugene O’Neill.
Dr. Diamond's interests are wide ranging. In 1988 Dr. Diamond had a Mellon Foundation grant to study the Dead Sea Scrolls which he later taught in translation. In 1998 he participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute in Post-Colonial Literature and Theory. In Fall 2005 he offered Science Fiction, Science Fact, and the Contemporary World, in response to the category of The Social Impact of Science of the LinC Curriculum. Dr. Diamond serves as advisor to the English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta).
Recent Activities of Note
- From March 17-20, George Diamond, professor of English, attended the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (4 Cs) of the National Council of Teachers of English, held in Louisville, Kentucky. Professor Diamond chaired the session "Critical Sites for Professional and Technical Writing Research," which included papers on the various aspects of technical writing.
- From March 12-14, 2009, George Diamond, professor of English, attended the annual "4C's"—the Conference on College Composition and Communication, held this year in San Francisco. The conference "re-examined past waves of thought and explored the many waves we might make in theoretical, pedagogical, cultural, and even radical aspects of teaching writing." Keynote speaker Charles Bazerman gave a powerful address on the Wonder of Writing. Professor Diamond chaired the session "Digital Gaming: MMORPGS and Player Identity," concerned with the highly complex and mystifying world of digital gaming and its players. The parent organization of 4C’s is the National Council of Teachers of English.