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Dean A. Hoffman, Ph. D.

Dean A. Hoffman, Ph. D.

Fretwell 245A
704-687-5551
dhoffman@uncc.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of California , Riverside , 1987
  • M.A., English, University of California , Riverside , 1982
  • B.A., Communications Studies, University of California , Santa Barbara , 1977

Postdoctoral Award

  • Leverhulme Trust Fellowship, Dundee University, Scotland, 1989-90

Academic Areas of Interest

  • Cinema Studies
  • Early Modern Culture
  • Outlaw Studies and Criminology

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "'After Bale Cometh Boote': Narrative Symmetry in the Tale of Gamelyn ," Studia Neophilologica (1988).
  • "'Both bodily deth and werldly shame': 'Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard' as Source for A Woman Killed With Kindness, " Comparative Drama (1989).
  • "'Bypaths and Indirect Crooked Ways ': Mise en Scene in Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight. " Shakespeare Bulletin (2005).
  • "'I wyll be thy true servaunte / And trewely serve thee': Guildhall Minstrelsy in the Gest of Robyn Hode ." TDR: The Drama Review (2005).
  • "'Wyth the Shot Y Wyll / Alle thy Lustes to Full-fyl'" Archery as Symbol in the Early Ballads of Robin Hood," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen (1985).
  • " Ludus and Landscape: The Medieval Village as Setting and Symbol in Three English Outlaw Ballads," Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting, Stanford University , 1986.
  • "'Lythe and lystyn gentylmen, / And herken to your song': Audience Reception and the Gest of Robyn Hode, " International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, University of Nottingham , 1999.
  • " Talkyng and Textuality: 'Robin Hood and the Monk' in Performance and Compilatio ," Guest lecture, Christ's College, Cambridge University , Michaelmas Term 1990.
  • "The Stake Awaits You": Chastisement of the Viewer in Carl Th. Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc . International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo , MI , 2007.
  • "'They droughen hem to halves / whan he gan to pleye': A Manor House Staging of the Tale of Gamelyn, " International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, University of York Centre for Medieval Studies, 2003.
  • Review: Orson Welles volume II: Hello Americans, by Simon Callow. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 27 (2007): 284-6.
  • Review: Playing the Fool : 35th Anniversary Edition , by Gentle Giant. Popular Music and Society 31 (2008): 395-6.
  • Review: The King is Alive, dir. Kristian Levring. Shakespeare Bulletin 21 (2003): 81-83.
  • Review: Whatever Happened to Orson Welles? , by Joseph McBride. Film Quarterly 61:3 (2008): 82-83.
  • Editorial: “U.S. filmmakers silent on Dutch director’s death.” Charlotte Observer 30 March 2007: A10.
  • Review: Despite the System: Orson Welles versus the Hollywood Studios, by Clinton Heylin. Creative Loafing. 21 Dec. 2005.
  • “Greenwood Outlaw and Picaro: The Decay of the Three Estates in the Gest of Robyn Hode,” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting, University of Arizona, 1988.
  • “The Medieval Outlaw Tale and Picaresque Myth: An Introduction,” International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, University of Delaware, 2005.
  • “A Talkyng of Robin Hood,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1998.
  • Review: Dragonfly by Strawbs. Popular Music and Society . 31 (2008): 400-1.
  • “From Old World Recusant to New World Outlaw: William Lamport and the Origins of Zorro .” 43 rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2008.
  • "'Be ye those theves / That men have told of to me?': Narrativity in Three Prose Lives of Robin Hood." International Association for Robin Hood Studies conference, University of Rochester, 2009.
  • Materialism, Mimetics and Monophony: Novelistic Discourse in the Sloane Life of Robin Hood.  International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University 2013.
  • "It is our maner to leave but a little behind": Speech-Act and Real Time in Performance of the Sloane Life of Robin Hood.  International Medieval Congress, Leeds (UK)  2013.

Current Projects

  • Redyngs of Robyn Hood:  Prelection and the Picaresque in the Sloane Ms. Life of the English Outlaw
  • One Good Score:  Peckinpah's Outlaws and the Reclamation of Narrative

Original Coursework: AMST 3090 Film Topics

  • Orson Welles: A Life in Cinema
  • Sam Peckinpah: Pioneer of Violence
  • The Cold War and American Film
  • Black Hawk Down and the New World Order
  • Apocalypse Now : From Postcolonial Myth to Postmodern Nightmare
  • Akira Kurosawa and American Popular Film
  • Basketball in American Film
  • Spielberg's Munich and the Rise of the Modern Terrorism Film
  • Coppola's Godfather Trilogy as American Criminal Epic
  • Zorro: The Legendary Outlaw in History and Popular Culture
  • Mob Cinema of Martin Scorsese
  • Drug Culture and American Cinema