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 2019

  • Tuesdays 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • By appointment

Degree Information

  • PHD, Southern Illinois University (2011)
  • MA, Eastern Illinois University (2005)
  • BA, 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, as well as serves as a member of both the Graduate Faculty and the Women's and Gender Studies Faculty. 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 Europe...

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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, as well as serves as a member of both the Graduate Faculty and the Women's and Gender Studies Faculty. 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 InternationalJCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, 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 an article "A Dark Exilic Vision of 1960s Britain: Gothic Horror and Film Noir Pervading Losey and Pinter’s The Servant," which was published in JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies in Spring 2019. Another book chapter "Fear and Exploiting in the Age of Aquarius: Early Representations of the Zodiac Killer in 1970s Film and Television" has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming collection David Fincher's Zodiac: Cinema of Investigation and (Mis)Interpretation, edited by Matthew Sorrento and David Ryan (under contract to Farleigh Dickinson University Press).

A native of central Illinois, Dr. Weedman lives in Murfreesboro with his wife Eudora, daughter Elenore, 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 and Book Chapters

  • Weedman, Christopher. "Fear and Exploiting in the Age of Aquarius: Early Representations of the Zodiac Killer in 1970s Film and Television" in David Fincher's Zodiac: Cinema of Investigation and (Mis)Interpretation. Eds. Matthew Sorrento and David Ryan (forthcoming, under contract to Farleigh Dickinson University Press).

Articles and Book Chapters

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Forthcoming Articles and Book Chapters

  • Weedman, Christopher. "Fear and Exploiting in the Age of Aquarius: Early Representations of the Zodiac Killer in 1970s Film and Television" in David Fincher's Zodiac: Cinema of Investigation and (Mis)Interpretation. Eds. Matthew Sorrento and David Ryan (forthcoming, under contract to Farleigh Dickinson University Press).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Weedman, Christopher. "A Dark Exilic Vision of 1960s Britain: Gothic Horror and Film Noir Pervading Losey and Pinter's The Servant." JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 58.3 (2019).

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 (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 an edited coll...

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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 an edited collection on the censorship of British X-certificate films during the long 1960s (co-edited with Benjamin Halligan of the University of Wolverhampton) and an edited collection on film noir style in diverse genres (co-edited with Elyce Rae Helford of Middle Tennessee State University).

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In the Media

  • Film introduction to 1972 western Ulzana's Raid (The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN. 5 Sept. 2018) discussed in the press article "MTSU Brings 'Western Movies Alive." WGNSRadio.com 29 Jul. 2018.

Courses

  • ENGL 6565/7565 -- Special Topics in Film Studies: British New Wave Films of the 1950s and 1960s
  • ENGL 4860 -- Special Topics in Film Studies: Global Filmmakers in Hollywood
  • ENGL 3885 -- Topics in Gender and Film: Women in British Film
  • 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
  • ENGL 1010 -- Expository Writing