In keeping with my interdisciplinary background, I have maintained a cultural studies orientation throughout my work with students, interweaving texts, documentary material, and cinematic works to provide a comprehensive frame of reference and to encourage a viable cross-reference for students in such fields as History, Criminal Justice, and International Studies as well as the familiar disciplines of foreign languages or English.
Since beginning my college education in 1973, I have completed bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the nation’s highest-ranked state university system. I have also received a postdoctoral award in the United Kingdom; published scholarly articles and reviews along with popular journalism; presented at academic conferences both in the United States and abroad; and developed a range of original interdisciplinary curricula.
DEAN A. HOFFMAN
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
Leverhulme Trust Commonwealth/USA Visiting Fellowship, University of Dundee, U.K., 1989-90
One Good Score: Peckinpah’s Outlaws and the Reclamation of Narrative. Under invitation by Routledge.
“’After Bale Cometh Boote’: Narrative Symmetry in the Tale of Gamelyn.” Studia Neophilologica 60 (1988): 159-66.
“’Both bodily deth and werldly shame’: ‘Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard’ as Source for A Woman Killed With Kindness.” Comparative Drama 23 (1989): 166-78.
“’Bypaths and Indirect Crooked Ways’: Mise en Scene in Orson Welles’s Chimes at Midnight.” Shakespeare Bulletin 23 (2005): 87-112.
“’I wyll be thy true servaunte / And trewely serve thee’: Guildhall Minstrelsy in the Gest of Robyn Hode.” TDR: The Drama Review 49 (2005): 119-34.
“’Wyth the Shot Y Wyll / Alle thy Lustes to Full-fyl’: Archery as Symbol in the Early Ballads of Robin Hood.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 86 (1985): 494-505.
Dragonfly, by Strawbs. Popular Music and Society. 31 (2008): 400-1.
Orson Welles volume II: Hello Americans, by Simon Callow. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 27 (2007): 284-6.
Playing the Fool: 35th Anniversary Edition, by Gentle Giant. Popular Music and Society. 31 (2008): 395-6.
The King Is Alive, dir. Kristian Levring. Shakespeare Bulletin 21 (2003): 81-83.
Whatever Happened to Orson Welles?, by Joseph McBride. Film Quarterly. 61:3 (2008): 82-83.
“’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.
“From Old World Recusant to New World Outlaw: William Lamport and the Origins of Zorro.” 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2008.
“Good Lord, what clipping was there!”: Dance, Disguise and Disingenuity in the Introduction of Maid Marian. 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2014.
“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.
"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, University of Leeds, 2013.
“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.
Materialism, Mimetics and Monophony: Novelistic Discourse in the Sloane Life of Robin Hood.
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2013
“The Medieval Outlaw Tale and Picaresque Myth: An Introduction.” International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, University of Delaware, 2005.
“Producers, Peckerwoods and the Poetics: The Origins of Sam Peckinpah’s Unfinished Outlaw Ballad.” International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, 2017.
“Rash speach and hote contention ”: Enditement in the Sloane Life of Robin Hood
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2018.
“Talkyng and Textuality: ‘Robin Hood and the Monk’ in Performance and Compilatio.” Guest lecture, Christ’s College, Cambridge University, Michaelmas Term 1990.
“A Talkyng of Robin Hood.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1998.
“’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, 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.
Book: Redyngs of Robyn Hood: Prelection and Prose in the Sloane Ms. Life of the English Outlaw.
Article: “’A blood-red thing that writhes from out / The scenic solitude’: Michael Reeves’s Landscape of Torment in Witchfinder General.”
Article: “La Voie Royale Redux: Andre Malraux and the Cambodia of Apocalypse Now” (co-authored with Margot Norris).
Article: “Carnival in the DMZ: Altamont and the Delimitation of Countercultural Rhetoric” (co-authored with Jonathan Crane).
Review: Orson Welles volume III: One Man Band by Simon Callow. The Weekly Standard. Nov. 28, 2016.
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.
National Communications Association
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Renaissance Society of America
PUBLIC POLICY ORGANIZATIONS
iAbolish: American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG)
AHA Foundation (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
Scholars at Risk (SAR)
Francois V. Tochon, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yuangshan Chuang, National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), Taiwan
Inseok Kim, Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
Thomas H. Ohlgren, Purdue University (ret.)
Stephen Knight, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. (ret.)
Thomas Hahn, University of Rochester
Alexander Kaufman, Ball State University
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