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English Professor Publishes Article

Linna Jones
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   Allen Redmon, assistant professor of English and philosophy, recently attended the Colloquium on Violence and Religion conference at Amsterdam Free University in the Netherlands, where he submitted his article “Repression and Revelation: Carl Theodor Dreyer's 'Day of Wrath' (1943) and Levitical Law” on July 4 – 8.

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Skilled - Allen Redmon submitted an article to the Colloquium on Violence and Religion conference. He teaches courses in language, film, critical theory and world literature.

   The conference began in 2004, hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Since that time Redmon has been a part of the organization. The conference's theme differs each year.

   Featured speakers and presenters at the conference developed their speeches and papers around the sub themes of violence and tolerance. Redmon studied the Danish film director when he developed his paper on Dreyer’s film “The Day of Wrath.”

   Redmon began teaching at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2006. He studied as an undergraduate at Howard Payne University in Central Texas, taught for three years in Texas and attended graduate school at Purdue University.

   “I enjoy the classroom and exchange of ideas. I like the source of discovery and the growth that takes place,” Redmon said. 

   Redmon developed his teaching style to center around students and provides discussion days to give students a chance to express their ideas.

   “I am interested in finding good thoughts instead of communicating them myself,” he said. “Other models have information they want to pour into the students. I am more interested in helping students think and develop the ability to articulate.” 

   Redmon’s published articles include "Clint Eastwood’s 'Unforgiven in Mystic River;'"  “Raise the Red Lantern,” based on a Chinese film; “'Come Out of Here My People’: Pandemonium and Power in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s La Passion de Jeanne d’ Arc” in studies of French Cinema and “'And They Sang a New Song’: Reading John's Revelation for the Position of the Lamb,” which appeared in the upcoming volume of Contagion. 

  Kate Stewart, professor of English, said she enjoyed working with Redmon as professor.  

  “I am particularly pleased about the strength he brings to language studies and academic writing,” Stewart said. 

   Dean of Arts and Humanities Mark Spencer said Redmon brought a lot of expertise in linguistics, film studies and philosophy. Spencer said he thought Redmon would be beneficial to the English Department

  “Well, I think for one thing he is an excellent teacher, and I really think he is going to help our English majors become really good scholars,” Spencer said.  


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