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Stephen Railton / Profile

Professor of English | Faculty

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Current Focus

With SHANTI and the Univ of Virginia Library I’m working on an electronic archive tentatively titled “Faulkner at Virginia,” which will give scholars, teachers and students a chance to read and hear digital versions of the thousands of questions Faulkner answered while he was Writer in Residence at UVA in the late 1950s.


My work with electronic technology has depended greatly on the kindness of many people at a number of UVA institutions, beginning with the Electronic Text Center (“Mark Twain In His Times”), the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (“Uncle Tom’s Cabin & American Culture”), and the Digital Media Lab (“Absalom, Absalom! An Electronic Chronology”). Throughout, the Library, and in particular Special Collections, has been a key collaborator.


I’ve taught courses in American literature from all periods between colonial and modern, but most of my scholarship is in the 19th century. Since 1996 I’ve spent a lot of time in virtual reality, exploring the uses of electronic technology for teaching and research (please see my major projects under “RELATIONSHIPS”).

Scholarly Disciplines
Literary Studies (1)


For a short list of my publications, and the classes for which I’ve designed electronic syllabi and other resources, please see my homepage:



  • B.A. Columbia College
  • M.A., Ph.D. Columbia University

Mailing Address

Dept of English, 219 Bryan Hall

PO Box 400-121, Univ of Virginia







Direct Contact

Office Phone: 434 924-6612

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