Timothy Redman

Professor Emeritus - Literature

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Comparative Literature
University of Chicago - 1987
M.A. - Comparative Literature
University of Chicago - 1974
B.A. - English
Loyola University of Chicago - 1973


Professor of Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1998–Present]
Associate Professor of Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1991–1998]
Assistant Professor of Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1989–1991]
Assistant Professor of English
The Ohio State University at Lima [1987–1989]
Instructor in English
The Ohio State University at Lima [1985–1987]
Lecturer in English
University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin [1984–1985]
Instructor or Lecturer in English
Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, De Paul University [1977–1977]


Organized and chaired the two sessions of the Ezra Pound Society
2018–2018 at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston
Problems in Modern Biography: The Case of Ezra Pound
2003–2003 Presented to the Modernist Symposium, University of Chicago
Topos as Place and the Place of the Visual in Ezra Pound's Work
2008–2008 Chaired at the Annual Convention of the MLA
Organized and chaired the two sessions of the Ezra Pound Society
2018–2018 at the American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco
The Use of Photographs in Modernist Biography
2005–2005 Presented at the Yale Conference on Modern Biography, New Haven

Additional Information

  • Books, Edited Journals, Monographs, Exhibition Catalogs
    • Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009). A paperback edition of the 1991 book.
    • Anglo-American Imagism and French Poetry, the catalog of a book exhibit at the museum at Schloss Brunnenburg, Dorf Tirol, Merano, Italy. June 10-July 10, 2007 (Merano, Italy: Druckerei Union Tipografia, 2007) 16 + iv pp.
    • Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference, edited and with an Introduction by Tim Redman (Richardson, Texas: The University of Texas at Dallas Chess Program, 2006). The first volume in a projected series ―Studies on Chess and Education.‖
    • Paideuma Volume 24, Numbers 2 & 3, Fall & Winter 1995, guest editor of a special double issue devoted to papers from the Pound and His Contemporaries NEH 1994 Summer Seminar for College Teachers, 280 pages. The National Poetry Foundation, Orono, Maine. Co-editor Vincent Sherry.
    • Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991).
    • Official Rules of Chess, 3rd Edition, edited by Tim Redman (New York: David McKay, 1987).
    • Citizen Ezra Pound: A Poet's Life in the American Century (work in progress), a cultural biography of the American poet.
  • Contributions to Books
    • "Ezra Pound and Roman Catholicism: An Overview" in Roma/Amor: Ezra Pound, Rome and Love, edited by William Pratt and Caterina Ricciardi (New York: AMS Press forthcoming).
    • "What Pound knew about Mussolini’s Beginnings and End" in Ezra Pound: Ends and Beginnings, edited by John Gery and William Pratt (New York: AMS Press forthcoming).
    • "Dante and Early Italian Poets" in Ezra Pound in Context, edited by Ira Nadel (New York: Cambridge University Press, announced for December 2010).
    • "[Ezra Pound's] Politics" in The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia, edited by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos and Stephen J. Adams (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2005), pp. 233-237.
    • "A.R. Orage" in The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia, pp. 208-210.
    • "Odon Por" in The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia, pp. 237-238.
    • "La Biblioteca di Pound: Un catalogo preliminare" in Il viaggio di Ezra Pound: Dai libri al
    • Libro, le fonte dei Cantos, edited by Luca Gallesi (Milan, Italy: Edizioni Biblioteca di via Senato, 2002). A translation of the 1986 article cited below.
    • "Opere recenti su Pound Economista" in Ezra Pound e l'economia, edited by Luca Gallesi (Milan, Italy: Ares, 2002), pp. 111-132. Second volume in the series Poundiana.
    • "Il viaggio di Pound a Milano nel 1943" in Ezra Pound e il turismo colto a Milano, edited by Luca Gallesi (Milan, Italy: Ares, 2001), pp. 77-83. First volume in the series Poundiana.
    • "Ezra Pound" in The Oxford Companion to United States History, edited by Paul S. Boyer (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 615.
    • "Pound's Politics and Economics" in The Cambridge Companion to Pound, edited by Ira Nadel (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 249-263.
    • "Ezra Pound al Wabash College" in Ezra Pound Educatore, edited by Luca Gallesi, (Milano: terziaria, 1997), pp. 275-291.
    • "Pound's Debt to Dante" in Dante e Pound, edited by Maria Luisa Ardizzone, in the series Interventi Classensi (Ravenna: Longo Editore, 1998), pp. 159-166.
    • "An Epic Is a Hypertext Containing Poetry: Eleven New Cantos (31-41) by Ezra Pound" in A Poem Containing History: Textual Studies in The Cantos, edited by Lawrence Rainey (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997), pp. 117-149.
    • Edited Ezra Pound's English translation of Canto LXXII for the thirteenth printing of The Cantos of Ezra Pound (New York: New Directions, 1995 [1996]), pp. 432-437.
    • "Louis Zukofsky" a short account of his life and work, in the Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 10 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1995), pp. 869-870.
    • "Louis Zukofsky," a 12,000-word account of his life and writing, in American Writers, Supplement III (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991), Part 2, pp. 609-632.
    • "Ezra Pound," a 2,000-word introductory note plus a bibliography and annotations of his poetry in the Prentice Hall Anthology of American Literature (New York: Prentice Hall, 1990).
  • Articles (Literature and Criticism, Chess and Education)
    • "Pound a/nebo Mussolini" ["Pound and/or Mussolini"] in Revolver Revue (Prague) translated into Czech by Dr. Anna Kareninova, forthcoming.
    • "Omar Pound: September 10, 1926—March 2, 2010" Paideuma Volume 36, pp. 261-264.
    • "Il Populismo Americano & il Mago di Oz." Studi Cattolici 574 (Dicembre 2008) pp. 852-854.
    • "Ezra Pound’s Confucian Fascism." Letteratura/Tradizione 42 (Estate 2008) pp. 45-49.
    • "Ezra Pound and American Populism: The Enduring Influence of Hailey, Idaho"lead article in the special double issue of Paideuma, Ezra Pound and American Identity, edited by Hugh Witemeyer, Vol. 34, Nos. 2 & 3, Winter 2005 [appeared January 2007], pp. 13-36.
    • "A Second Scottish Enlightenment?: A Report on the Chess in the Schools and Communities International Conference (CISCCON), King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Chess Life, December 2007, pp. 38-40.
    • "Perché un'altra biografia di Pound?" in FuturoPresente Milan, Numero 7, 1995 [1996], pp. 55- 56.
    • "Poking Around Pound's Library" in Pembroke Magazine #20, 1988, pp. 184-187.
    • "Pound's Library: A Preliminary Catalog" in Paideuma, Vol. 15, Nos. 2 and 3, Fall and Winter, 1986, pp. 213-237.
    • "Pound's Italian Journalism" (translations of three representative pieces with introduction and notes) in Helix, Nos.13 and 14, Spring, 1983, pp. 117-123, a special Pound issue edited by Les Harrop and Noel Stock.
    • "The Repatriation of Pound, 1939-1942: A View from the Archives," in Paideuma, Vol. 8, No. 3, Winter, 1979, pp. 447-457.
  • Articles (Rhetoric and Composition)
    • "Research in the Technical Writing Classroom: The Blind Leading the Double Blind" in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1987, pp. 356-365 (with Deborah Holdstein).
    • "Empirical Research in Word Processing: Expectations versus Experience," in Computers and Composition, Volume III, No. 1, November, 1985, pp. 43-54 (with Deborah Holdstein).
    • "Evaluating Computer Assisted Instruction for Writing: A First Glance," in Collegiate Microcomputer, May, 1984, lead article (with Linda DeCelles and Deborah Holdstein).
    • "Student Sensitivity to Teachers' Criteria: A Study of Basic Writers," in the Arizona English Bulletin, Fall, 1983, pp. 153-164 (with Linda DeCelles and Deborah Holdstein).
  • Reviews
    • A review of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow, forthcoming in The Dallas Morning News.
    • A review of Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds by Lyndall Gordon. The Dallas Morning News, June 27, 2010, p. 7E.
    • A review of George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter. The Dallas Morning News, May 23, 2010, p. 7E.
    • A review of The Painter’s Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art by Hugh Howard. The Dallas Morning News, February 15, 2009.
    • A review of Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate. The Dallas Morning News, April 26, 2009.
    • A review of In the Land of Invented Language: Esperanto Rock Stars, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language by Arika Okrent. The Dallas Morning News, May 31, 2009.
    • A review of Memoir: A History by Ben Yagoda. The Dallas Morning News, November 29, 2009.
    • A review of Ezra Pound: The Young Genius, Volume I, by A. David Moody. The Dallas Morning News, April 13, 2008.
    • A review of Promised Land, by Jay Parini. The Dallas Morning News, December 7, 2008.
    • "To All a Good Knight," a review of King’s Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game by Paul Hoffman. The Dallas Morning News, October 28, 2007, p. 9E.
    • A review of James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound by Gregory Barnhisel, Modernism/Modernity, Vol 14, No. 3, September 2007, pp. 585-586.
    • "Check Mates," a review of The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Geniuses Who Make Up America’s Top High School Chess Team by Michael Weinreb. The Dallas Morning News, June 17, 2007 p. 8E.
    • "An American Original," a review of The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving by Andrew Burstein, The Dallas Morning News, April 15, 2007, p. 8E.
    • The Imagery of Chess Revisited, an exhibit at the Noguchi Museum in New York City (later at the Menil in Houston) in Chess Life, April 2006, pp. 26-28. The review won the 2006 "Best Review" Award from the Chess Journalists of America.
    • The Librettist of Venice by Rodney Bolt (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006), in The Dallas Morning News Sunday, October 22, 2006, p. 9G.
    • The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science, and the Human Brain by David Shenk (New York: Doubleday, 2006) , in The Dallas Morning News Sunday, November 26, 2006, p. 8G.
    • Power Play: The Literature and Politics of Chess in the Late Middle Ages by Jenny Adams (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006) in Chess Life, December 2006, p. 14.
    • The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt (New York: The Penguin Press, 2005), in The Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, September 28, 2005, p. 4G.
    • Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds and John Eldinow (New York: Harper Collins, 2004), in The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, April 18, 2004, p. 11G.
    • Ben Shahn: An Artist's Life by Howard Greenfeld (New York: Random House, 1998), in The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, February 28, 1999, p. 9J.
    • The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain by Kevin J.H. Dettmar (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996), English Literature in Transition, Volume 42, Issue 1, January 1999, pp. 114-115.
    • Martin Heidegger by Rudiger Safranski (Cambrdige, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997), The Dallas Morning News, August 2, 1998, p. 9J.
    • Albert Camus: A Life by Olivier Todd (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997), The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, February 1, 1998, p. 10J.
    • T. S. Eliot and the Ideology of the Four Quartets by John Xiros Cooper (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), American Literature, Vol. 69, No. 4, December 1997, pp. 859-860.
    • Steichen: A Biography by Penelope Niven (New York: Clarkson Potter, 1997), in The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, December 21, 1997, p. 8J.
    • On or About December 1910: Early Bloomsbury and Its Intimate World by Peter Stansky, in Modernism/Modernity, Volume 4, No. 3, September 1997, pp. 165-7.
    • Epic Reinvented: Ezra Pound and the Victorians by Mary Ellis Gibson (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996) in English Literature in Transition Vol. 40:3 1997, pp. 338-341.
    • Efforts at Truth: An Autobiography by Nicholas Mosley (Normal, Ill.: Dalkey Archive Press, 1995) in Common Knowledge Spring 1997, Volume 6, Number 1, p. 149.
    • Epic Reinvented: Ezra Pound and the Victorians by Mary Ellis Gibson (Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP 1995), The Times Higher Education Supplement, No. 1255, November 22, 1996, p. 27.
    • Pound's Epic Ambition: Dante and the Modern World by Stephen Sicari, Italica, Volume 71, No. 2, Summer 1994, pp. 233-234.
    • Ezra Pound and the Monument of Culture: Text, History, and the Malatesta Cantos by Lawrence S. Rainey, South Central Review, Volume 10, No. 4, Winter 1994, pp. 94-97.
    • Richard Aldington: An Autobiography in Letters, Edited by Norman T. Gates, Modernism and Modernity, Vol. I, No. 1, January 1994.
    • Reading the Wasteland: Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation by Jewel Spears Brooker and Joseph Bentley, American Literature, March, 1991, pp. 158-159.
    • Language, Sexuality, and Ideology in Ezra Pound's Cantos by Jean-Michel Rabate, in Paideuma, Vol. 19, No. 3, Winter 1990, pp. 145-147.
    • Pound's Cavalcanti, edited by David Anderson, in Modern Philology, Vol. 84, No. 3, February, 1987, pp. 340-343.
    • Agon by Harold Bloom in The Review of Metaphysics, volume XXXVII, No. 1, September, 1983, pp. 105-106.
  • Chair, U.S. Chess Federation Life Management Asset Management Committee, August 2007-
  • Member, U.S. Chess Federation Finance Committee, August 2007-
  • General Secretary, FIDE (World Chess Federation) Chess-in-Schools Committee, 2002-2006.
  • Director of Chess and Education Research 2006-
  • Chief Texas Judge, PEN Southwestern Book Awards, Fall, 2005 and 2007.
  • President, PEN Texas, June 2005-June 2010.
  • Member, Board of Directors, PEN USA Center, 2005-2010.
  • Vice President for Education, U.S. Chess Trust, June 2005-
  • Editor, PEN Texas Newsletter, January 2003 – December 2004.
  • Appointed to the Editorial Board of Paideuma. Founded in 1972 as an international journal of Pound studies, it broadened its scope with its 31st (2002) volume to include scholarship on other British and American Modernist poets. 2002 -
  • Chair, U.S. Chess Federation Chess and Education Committee August 2001-2006
  • Chair, U.S. Chess Federation College Chess Committee, January 2002 – January 2005.
  • Member, Executive Board, U.S. Chess Federation, August 1999-2001, President, U.S. Chess Federation, August 2000-August 2001.
  • PEN Texas Lifetime Achievement Award, April 2001.
  • Judge, Lone Star Writing Contest, 2000-2001.
  • Chief Judge, Lone Star Writing Contest, 1999-2000.
  • Director, "Sweet Sue," a full-length (90-minute) film of a play by A.R. Gurney Jr., January-June 1999. "Sweet Sue" was shown September 2001.
  • Dramaturg, "Equus" by Peter Shaffer, directed by Linda Williamson, University of Texas at Dallas, Fall 1997.
  • Board Member, Dallas Chess-in-the-Schools Program, 1997-
  • Chair of the U.S. Chess Federation's College Chess Committee, December 1997-1999.
  • Chess Journalist. I have written scores of articles on chess for various publications, most frequently for the national chess magazine, Chess Life, and I've received numerous national awards from the Chess Journalists of America for my work, most recently "Best Tournament Article" (tie) for my coverage of the U.S. Senior Open published in Chess Life awarded August 2005, for ―Best Review‖ in August 2006, and "Best Human Interest Story" (tie) for
  • "Remembering Richard," a three-part memorial article on Richard Verber published in The Illinois Chess Bulletin, awarded August 2003.
  • Vice-President for College Chess of the U.S. Chess Trust, November 1997-August 1999.
  • Played the part of Dr. Brinkler in "The Majestic 12," a video directed by Brian Davis, University of Texas at Dallas, Spring 1997.
  • Chair, Judges Panel, 1997 PEN Texas Writing Awards, January-March 1997.
  • Dramaturg, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" by Peter Shaffer, directed by Alex Argyros, University of Texas at Dallas Theater, January 30, 31, February 1 and February 6, 7,8 , 1997. I also played the part of Old Martin.
  • Director, "Krapp's Last Tape" by Samuel Beckett, University of Texas at Dallas, April 14-16, 21- 23, 1994.
  • Dramaturg, "All That Fall" by Samuel Beckett, University of Texas at Dallas, April 14-16, 21- 23, 1994, directed by Alex Argyros.
  • Research Supervisor, Professor Akiyoshi Miyake, June, 1993-March 1994. Professor Miyake obtained a grant from his university, Metropolitan University of Tokyo, to study with me for ten months on the subject of American fascism.
  • Dramaturg, "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov, University of Texas at Dallas, November 13-17, 20-23, 1991. Directed by Robert W. Corrigan.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lima Art Association, September, 1988-June, 1989.
  • Editor, The Neon Project, catalog for the Lima Art Association, March, 1989.
  • Co-editor, Lima Sculpture Show Catalog, September, 1987; 2nd Lima Sculpture Show Catalog, September, 1988.
  • President, U.S. Chess Federation, 1981-1984 (Vice-President, 1978-1981; Policy Board, 1978-1985).
  • Biographee, Who's Who in America, 43rd-64th (current) and 65th (forthcoming) editions.
  • "Ezra Pound," Australian Broadcast Corporation. Radio interview, 2005 (broadcast later).
  • "Remembering Grandmaster Arnold Denker," National Public Radio, December 2004.
  • "Ancient Game Becomes an Aid to Education" by Tim Redman. The Dallas Morning News Sunday Reader (opinion page), September 1, 2002.
  • "Chairman of the Board," a biographical piece by Olim Chism in the "High Profiles" page of The Dallas Morning News, September 16, 2001, p. 7F.
  • Frequent citations in the Texas and national press for the chess program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Frequent citations in the Texas press of various PEN activities such as the Lone Star 2000
  • Writing Scholarship Competition, The PEN Southwestern Book Awards, and The Writers’ Toolbox.
  • One of three guests for National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" show on genius and personality disorder, Wednesday, December 8, 1999, 1-2pm CST.
  • Interviewed for The New York Times, Saturday, October 23, 1999 for the article "Cathedral Bars Ezra Pound from Its Poets' Corner" by Dinitia Smith, pp. A 1, 17, 20.
  • One of two people interviewed for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," special program on Ezra Pound, May 5, 1995.
  • Interviewed in Pagine Libere, Milan, Fall 1994, "Fascista Dunque Pazzo."

News Articles

Literature Profs Gift Lifts Library Toward Campaign Goal
A longtime UT Dallas professor is donating a trove of scholarly books to the Eugene McDermott Library, starting with a five-volume reference work he describes as the “Italian equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary.” Dr. Tim Redman presented the Vocabolario Treccani as the first in a series of gifts from his academic library, the majority of which he plans to give to McDermott Library over a period of several years. Dr. Redman continues to teach literature at UT Dallas. Since 1998, Redman has been a professor of literary studies at UT Dallas in the School of Arts and Humanities. He first came to UT Dallas in 1989 as an assistant professor of English. Besides being a scholar of American and Italian literature, Redman is the founder of the renowned UT Dallas Chess Program. He has more than 40 years’ experience in chess as a player, coach, tournament director and president of the U.S. Chess Federation.His work, Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference, is considered a rigorous research book in the field. He is editing a second book, based on papers delivered at the Second Koltanowski Conference.