Dennis Lee Randall

Dennis Lee Randall

Dennis Lee Randall

  • B.A., English, University of Maryland, 1990
  • M.A., English and theatre, Kansas State University, 1992
  • Ph.D., film and theatre, University of Georgia, 1996
First year at SCAD:

Being in the position to instill students with knowledge and inspiration.


First professional production of stage play.

Awards, recognition and honors

Jerome L. Johanning Playwriting Award, Kansas State University, 1991, 1992; Nicols Award for Best Essay by Graduate Student, Kansas State University, 1991; Creative Writing Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1989, 1990.


  • Modern Language Association
  • The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Southeast Theatre Conference
  • Society for Cinema Studies
  • Dramatists Guild

Publications and presentations

Conference Papers

  • "Alfred Hitchcock: Technique or Trickery," round table discussion, UGA Center for Humanities and Arts, Athens, Georgia, 2002
  • "The Films of Stanley Kubrick," round table discussion with David Cook, UGA Center for Humanities and Arts, Athens, Georgia, 2001
  • "No Time for Comedy: The Rise and Fall of Preston Sturges," Society for Cinema Studies Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1999
  • "Nouveau Roman / Nouveau Cinema," round table discussion with Alain Robbe-Grillet, UGA Center for Humanities and Arts, 1998
  • "Unfunny Women: The Denial of Wit in 1940s Comedies," Florida State University Film and Literature Conference, Tallahassee, Florida, 1997
  • "Comedy Noir in the 1940s," Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 1996
  • "Ibsen and Strindberg: A Dialectic," Comparative Drama Conference, Gainesville, Florida, 1995
  • "Did Neoclassicism Ever Really Die?" ATHE Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 1994
  • "Preston Sturges and the End of Comedy: Laughing at The American Dream," Society for Cinema Studies Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993
  • "A Look at Five 1948 Comedies: Capra, Hawks, McCarey, Stevens, and Sturges," Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1992

Theater Productions

  • The Soft Life, Dad's Garage, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000
  • Tarnished Boy, Black Box Theatre, University of Georgia, 1998
  • The Soft Life, The Theatre Project, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995
  • Twogetherness, Celler Theatre, University of Georgia, 1994
  • Suicide Anonymous, Baltimore Playwright's Festival, 1993
  • American Scenes, Corner Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993
  • The Lottery, Purple Masque Theatre, Kansas State University, 1992
  • The Eavesdroppers, Nichols Theatre, Kansas State University, 1991
  • Only in America, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1989

Previous Positions

Professor, University of Maryland; professor, Kansas State University; professor, University of Georgia

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 123 Composition
  • ENGL 124 English Composition
  • ENGL 145 World Masterpieces
  • ENGL 180 Writing Fundamentals for Stage and Screen
  • ENGL 302 Greek and Roman Drama
  • ENGL 304 American Drama Since 1945
  • ENGL 310 Modern Drama 1870-1920
  • ENGL 340 History of Literary Criticism
  • FILM 215 Screenwriting