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Academics

Thomas W. Stanford III, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Department of English Language & Literature

Editor
Faith & Reason

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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

Areas of Expertise

American Literature (especially the literature of the South)

Selected Scholarship

“Ernest Miller Hemingway,” entry for the New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011.

“Membership and Its Privileges: Family and Community in the Novels of Wendell Berry,” Logos 14.2 (Spring 2011): 118-130.

“Huck’s ‘Sound Heart’ in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Ignatius Critical Editions. Ed. 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 Hayward,” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twentieth Century American Dramatists. Third Series. Vol. 249. Ed. Christopher Wheatley. Detroit: Gale, 2002. 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.

“So Red the Rose: The Manifestation of the Southern Ethos,” The University Bookman 33.3 (1993): 13-16.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Earhart Fellow

Weaver Fellow

 

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