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Timothy Redman

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]


Ezra Pound and the American Bimetallic Debate
2005–2005 Presented at the XXIst International Pound Conference, Rapallo
Pound as a Classroom Teacher
2005–2005 Presented at the Pound and Education Conference at Hamilton College and Colgate University
Organized and chaired the two sessions of the Ezra Pound Society
2018–2018 at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston
Chess and Science Education
2004–2004 Presented at the 10th World Sports for All Congress in Rome, sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. Abstract published in Sport for All as a Tool for Education and Development (Rome: 2004). p. 256.
The Use of Photographs in Modernist Biography
2005–2005 Presented at the Yale Conference on Modern Biography, New Haven

Additional Information


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  • Italian: near-native fluency
  • French: good
  • Homeric Greek, Medieval Latin, and Provencal: some
  • 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.

News Articles

Literature Profs Gift Lifts Library Toward Campaign Goal
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.