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Dean Hoffman

North American Affairs

Dean A. Hoffman holds degrees in Communications Studies and English from the University of California and a Leverhulme Trust postdoctoral fellowship at University of Dundee in Scotland. A recognized scholar of late medieval and early modern criminality, popular culture and the carnivalesque, he has published in multilingual journals and addressed learned societies both in the USA and the United Kingdom. Dr. Hoffman has also authored auteurist film criticism devoted to iconoclastic directors like Orson Welles and Sam Peckinpah, and has developed a range of original course offerings in cinema and media studies, including classes which explore the morphology of the Cold War film and the multilevel sociocultural contexts of such landmark works as Black Hawk Down, Spielberg’s Munich, and Apocalypse Now.