Chess And Education Selected Essays From The Koltanowski Conference
Dr. Tim Redman's principal research field is American and British Modernism. Since 2002 he has served on the Editorial Board of Paideuma, a journal devoted to scholarship on British and American Modernist poets. Professor Redman is a biographer currently at work on a cultural biography of the American poet Ezra Pound; most of his work is archival.
Since 1989 Dr. Redman has been working in a field he called ecopoetics. His focus there is on a study of literature from the dual perspectives of economics and ecology. One product of that work has been a renewed interest in American literature from its colonial origins through the Civil War.
Dr. Redman has a more than forty-year background in theater that includes coursework in directing and acting and practical stage experience as actor, director, and dramaturg, and has directed a full-length feature film. That experience contributes to his teaching of dramatic literature. He also has more than a forty-year background in chess, as a player, a coach, a tournament director, and twice as President of the United States Chess Federation. Dr. Redman founded and for ten years served as Director of the Chess Program at UT Dallas, which has gained national recognition. He is currently pursuing research in the field of chess and education. He edited one of the few rigorous research books in the field, Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference. Dr. Redman has been a member of PEN since 1993. He currently serves as President of PEN Texas, a chapter of PEN USA, the third-largest of the 141 PEN Centers in the world. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of PEN USA. Dr. Redman has been active in PEN's Freedom to Write Committee and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN Texas.
U.S. Chess Trust VP for Chess in Education, Tim Redman is Professor of Literary Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas where he founded and for ten years served as Director of its acclaimed Chess Program.
He served for nine years on the Executive Board of the U.S. Chess Federation(1978-1985, 1999-2001) and twice as USCF President(1981-1984, 2000-2001).
He has served on many committees in the USCF (most recently for five years as Chair of the Chess in Education Committee) and FIDE (currently he is the Director of the Research in Chess and Education group of FIDEs Chess in Schools Committee).
Redman edited and provided an Introduction to the acclaimed 3rd edition of The U.S. Chess Federation’s Official Rules of Chess (New York: David McKay, 1999).
In 2001 he organized the George Koltanowski International Conference on Chess and Education in Dallas and he edited and wrote the Introduction to Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference (Richardson, Texas: The University of Texas at Dallas Chess Program, 2006), the first volume in a projected series Studies on Chess in Education.
Redman was briefly among the top twenty-five junior players (under 21) in the United States and played twice on the national champion University of Chicago Chess Team. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Chicago.
He wrote Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991) as well as numerous literary essays. Redman is currently working on a biography of Pound.
He has received many national awards for his chess journalism from the Chess Journalists of America, and he occasionally reviews books for The Dallas Morning News.
He is the President of PEN Texas and was the recipient of theirLifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
He is also a member of the Board of PEN USA Center, one of two national PEN centers in the United States.
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