Ph.D., Columbia University
University of Virginia
Dr. Stephen Railton is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He came to Virginia from Columbia University, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.
Professor Railton has published numerous articles on American literature and has written two books, including Fenimore Cooper: A Study of His Imagination. He has also appeared on PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer as an expert on Mark Twain.
Dr. Railton has also created two award-winning Web-based electronic archives, intended to explore the uses of electronic technology for teaching and studying American literature: Mark Twain in His Times (http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton) and Uncle Tom’s Cabin & American Culture (http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/utc), which won Gettysburg College’s prestigious Lincoln Prize, awarded for the finest scholarship on Lincoln and the Civil War era.