Allen H. Redmon Profile

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Dr. Allen H. Redmon

  • Department: Humanities
  • Dean, College of Arts and Science, Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Room: HH-216J

Allen H. Redmon is Professor of English and Film Studies. He is the author of Constructing the Coens: from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) and co-editor of Clint Eastwood’s Cinema of Trauma: Essays on PTSD in the Director’s Films (McFarland, 2017). Article length arguments appear in some of the leading journals in his field, Adaptation, Literature/Film Quarterly, and Journal of Popular Film and Television, among others. His research utilizes a range of topics in film theory, film philosophy, and adaptation studies and other interdisciplinary fields to investigate the ways moving images invite spectators to make meanings of the films they watch. He is currently working on a project that looks to reclaim cinema’s indexicality as a means to spark what he calls the kairos of ongoing adaptation. Dr. Redmon’s classes tend to be discussion-based and to prioritize process over content. Students are able to tailor the concepts in his courses to a variety of professional and academic interests. He tends to assign essays rather than exams so that students develop critical thinking skills, become comfortable managing their own projects, and experience the value of constructing sustained scholarly arguments.