Dr. Christopher Weedman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christopher Weedman
(615) 898-5156
Room 341, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Fall 2018

  • Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • By appointment

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University (2011)
  • M.A., Eastern Illinois University (2005)
  • B.A., Eastern Illinois University (2000)

Areas of Expertise

  • British, American, and European film history, theory, and criticism
  • Film aesthetics
  • Film genres
  • Film and censorship
  • Film representations of class, gender, and sexual identity
  • Post-1945 British literature and drama

Biography

Dr. Christopher Weedman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University. He teaches courses in film studies and popular culture. Before arriving at MTSU in Fall 2017, he taught at a variety of institutions, including the Georgia Institute of Technology and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

His scholarship on British, American, and European film history and criticism has appeared in Film International, Quarterly Review of Film...

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Dr. Christopher Weedman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University. He teaches courses in film studies and popular culture. Before arriving at MTSU in Fall 2017, he taught at a variety of institutions, including the Georgia Institute of Technology and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

His scholarship on British, American, and European film history and criticism has appeared in Film International, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Senses of Cinema. In 2015, he contributed a book chapter on the transnational films of director Joseph Losey to the edited collection Fifty Hollywood Directors (Routledge, edited by Yvonne Tasker and Suzanne Leonard).

Dr. Weedman's most recent publications include a career retrospective interview with Linda Yellen (one of the first female producers of made-for-television films and the recipient of an Emmy Award for the controversial 1980 Holocaust drama Playing for Time, written by Arthur Miller), which was published in Film International in 2017. Another article "A Dark Exilic Vision: Gothic Horror and Film Noir Pervading Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter’s The Servant" has been accepted for publication in Cinema Journal (forthcoming, 2019).

A native of central Illinois, Dr. Weedman lives in Murfreesboro with his wife Eudora and cat Pip. Besides his passion for film, he is a lifelong Chicago Cubs baseball fan with a love of coffee, jazz, and midcentury kitsch.

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Publications

Forthcoming Articles

  • Weedman, Christopher. "A Dark Exilic Vision of Sixties Britain: Gothic Horror and Film Noir Pervading Losey and Pinter's The Servant." Cinema Journal (forthcoming, 2019). 

Forthcoming Reviews

  • Weedman, Christopher. "The Restoration of 'Der Rote Pabst': Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft on Eureka and Criterion." Blu-ray/DVD rev. of Westfront 1918<...>
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Forthcoming Articles

  • Weedman, Christopher. "A Dark Exilic Vision of Sixties Britain: Gothic Horror and Film Noir Pervading Losey and Pinter's The Servant." Cinema Journal (forthcoming, 2019). 

Forthcoming Reviews

  • Weedman, Christopher. "The Restoration of 'Der Rote Pabst': Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft on Eureka and Criterion." Blu-ray/DVD rev. of Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft (1930 and 1931, dir. G.W. Pabst). Film International 16.2 (forthcoming, 2018, print edition).

Book Chapters 

Short Articles 

Film/Blu-ray/DVD Reviews 

Book Reviews 

Interviews (Academic Publications) 

  • Weedman, Christopher. "Making Cinema for Television: An Interview with Linda Yellen." Film International 15.2 (2017, print edition).

Interviews (Mass-Market Film Journalism Publications) 

  • Weedman, Christopher. "Anne Heywood: Britain's Daring Beauty." Cinema Retro 13.36 (Jan. 2017). 

 

 

 

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Dr. Weedman is currently writing the monograph Anne Heywood: Beauty and Sex in the Controversial Film (under advance contract to University Press of Mississippi), a critical biography of the groundbreaking British actress of the films The Fox (1967) and I Want What I Want (1972). Excerpts from Dr. Weedman's personal interviews with Heywood appeared in the film magazine Cinema Retro in January 2017.

Other works in progress include the book chapt...

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Dr. Weedman is currently writing the monograph Anne Heywood: Beauty and Sex in the Controversial Film (under advance contract to University Press of Mississippi), a critical biography of the groundbreaking British actress of the films The Fox (1967) and I Want What I Want (1972). Excerpts from Dr. Weedman's personal interviews with Heywood appeared in the film magazine Cinema Retro in January 2017.

Other works in progress include the book chapter "Fear and Exploiting in the Age of Aquarius: Reexamining The Zodiac Killer (1971) and the Antecedents of Fincher's Masterpiece" for the edited anthology David Fincher's Zodiac: Cinema of Investigation and (Mis)Interpretation (edited by Matthew Sorrento and David Ryan, under contract to Fairleigh Dickinson University Press); an edited collection on the censorship of British X-certificate films during the long 1960s (co-edited with Benjamin Halligan); and an edited collection on film noir style in diverse genres (co-edited with Elyce Rae Helford and Alex Naylor).

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Courses

  • ENGL 4860 -- Special Topics in Film Studies: Global Filmmakers in Hollywood
  • ENGL 3870 -- Film History
  • ENGL 3860 -- Film Genre
  • ENGL 3007 -- Writing and the Literary Imagination
  • ENGL 2020 -- Themes in Literature and Culture: Detective Fiction
  • ENGL 2020 -- Themes in Literature and Culture: Reexamining the Swinging Sixties--British Literature and Film of the 1960s