1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Railton

Articles

  • “Pioneering American Fiction: James Fenimore Cooper,” in Cambridge Companion to American Novelists, ed. Timothy Parrish, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012).
  • “Mark Twain and His Times,” in Mark Twain: Critical Insights, ed. Ken Rasmussen (Salem Press, 2010)
  • “Readapting Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction on Screen (ed. Barton Palmer, Cambridge Univ. Press,  2007).
  • “The Twain-Cable Connection,” A Companion to Mark Twain (ed. Budd and Messent, Blackwell, 2006).
  • "Mark Twain Tries to Get the Last Laugh: Hadleyburg and Other Performances," 2006.
  • "Re-Adapting Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Novel on Film," 2006.
  • "The Twain-Cable Connection," 2005.
  • "The Tragedy of Mark Twain, by Pudd'nhead Wilson" (2002).
  • "White Readers and Black Slaves" in Teaching Uncle Tom's Cabin. (2000).
  • "'As If I Were With You': The Performance of Whitman's Poetry," in The Cambridge Companion to Walt Whitman (1995).
  • "The Address of The Scarlet Letter," in Readers in History (1993).
  • "Pilgrims' Politics: Steinbeck's Art of Conversion," in New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath (1990).
  • "Jim and Mark Twain: What Do Dey Stan' For?" Virginia Quarterly Review (1987).
  • "Seeing & Saying: The Dialectic of Emerson's Eloquence," in Emerson and His Legacy.

Recent Public Lectures

  • Summer 2011 – “We Were Progressing, That Was Sure,” NEH Summer Workshop, Mark Twain House
  • Summer 2011 – “The Site of Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Stowe Society Annual Meeting, ALA National Conference, Boston
  • Spring 2011 – “Faulkner at Virginia”/”Mark Twain, Virtually,” UVA Alumni Clubs in Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Asheville
  • Fall 2010 – “I Just Wanted to Go Somewheres,” En Route Symposium, Center for Twain Studies, Elmira College
  • Summer 2010 – “Faulkner at Virginia,” Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, University of Mississippi
  • Summer 2009 – “Huckleberry Finn – Classrooms and Controversy,” NEH
  • Summer Workshop, Mark Twain HouseFall 2008 – “Mark Twain, Speechless,” Annual Mark Twain Dinner, Lotus Club, New York City
  • Summer 2007 – “Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Film,” Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the Web of Culture conference (which I co-directed), Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford
  • Fall 2006 -- “Mark Twain, Virtually,” Center for Twain Studies, Elmira College
  • Fall 2005 – “Mark Twain Tries to Get the Last Laugh,” Mark Twain Circle of America Annual Meeting, MLA National Convention
  • Spring 2004 -- “Uncle Tom’s Cabin & American Culture: 3 Works in Progress,” Vassar College
  • Fall 2002 -- "Uncle Tom's Cabin in the Web of Culture," The Huntington Library conference, Topsy-Turvy: Uncle Tom's Cabin Turns 150"
  • Fall 2002 -- "The Site of Uncle Tom's Cabin," Gettysburg College (E-Lincoln Prize Speech)
  • Spring 2001 -- "Teaching American Literature," Temple University English Dept.
  • Summer 2000 -- "Virtual Unrealities: Black Figures and White Fictions," Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, Univ. of Virginia
  • Spring 1999 -- "Criticism as Fiction," presented to the Poe Society Session, American Literature Association National Conference, Baltimore

Major Grants Received

  • 2016-2019 – NEH Collaborative Research Grant
  • 2013-2014 – NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant
  • 2004-2008 – Scholarly Edition Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2006-2007 – Collaborative Research Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2002-2004 – Materials Preservation Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
  • 1998-1999 – Fellow in Residence Grant, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities,University of Virginia
First Name: 
Stephen
Position: 
Professor
Email: 
sfr@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
sfr
Phone: 
434-924-6612
Office Address: 

439 Bryan Hall

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Degrees: 

Ph.D. Columbia, 1975
M.A. Columbia, 1971
B.A. Columbia, 1970

Office Hours: 

M 1:00-1:50
W 9:00-9:50
F 11:00-12:00

Class Schedule: 

M 10:00 - 10:50; 2:00 - 3:15;
W 10:00 - 10:50; 2:00 - 3:15;
R  3:30 - 4:20; 4:30 - 5:20

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