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Academics

Thomas W. Stanford III, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of English Language & Literature

Editor
Faith & Reason

Contact Information:

Thomas W. Stanford III, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
540.551.9207
tstanford@christendom.edu

Education

B.A., The University of Dallas
M.A., The University of Dallas
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Classes Taught

  • Literature of Western Civilization (I-IV)
  • Foundations of American Literature
  • Modern British and American Literature
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • American Novel
  • British Novel
  • Literary Criticism
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Modern Catholic Literature
  • Novels of Jane Austen
  • Southern Literature

Areas of Expertise

American Literature

 

Selected Scholarship

“Toward a Conservative Aesthetic: The American New Critics,” Literature and the Conservative Ideal, ed. Mark Zunac. New York: Lexington Books, 2016. 63-94. 

 “‘What do I not owe you!’:  An Examination of Gratitude in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” Logos 18.1 (Winter 2015): 152-168.  Reprinted in Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen, Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations Series, ed. Harold Bloom. 2017 Edition. New York:  Chelsea House Publishers/Infobase, 2017. E-book.   

“Ernest Miller Hemingway,” New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi.  New York:  Gale, 2011.   322-323.

“Membership and Its Privileges: Family and Community in the Novels of Wendell Berry,” Logos 14.2 (Spring 2011): 118-130.   Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 393, ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau, New York: Gale Cengage Learning, 2016.  89-94.

“Huck’s ‘Sound Heart’ in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.  Ignatius Critical Editions.  Ed. Mary R. Reichardt. Series Editor Joseph Pearce. San Francisco:  Ignatius Press,  2009.  367-78.  

“Will the Real Monster Please Stand Up?: Creator and Creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”  Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Ignatius Critical Editions.  Ed.  Joseph Pearce.  San Francisco:  Ignatius Press, 2008.  243-58. 

“Dorothy and DuBose Heyward.”  Dictionary of Literary BiographyModern American Dramatists. Third Series Vol. 249. Ed. Christopher Wheatley. Detroit:  Gale, 2001.  134-47. 

Southbound: Interviews with Southern Poets, by Ernest Suarez, with T.W. Stanford III and Amy Verner. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1999.

“This Side of Grace:  Allen Tate and the Consolation of Catholicism.” Humanitas 10.2 (1997): 105-111. Review. 

Professional Affiliations

Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Earhart Fellow

Weaver Fellow

 

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