Benjamin Railton

PROFESSOR
English Studies School of Arts and Sciences
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978.665.4805 Office: Miller Hall 102A
Office Hours
Fall 2020

TBA

Courses Taught

Writing I (ENGL 1100)
Writing II (ENGL 1200)
American Literature I: Age of Exploration to the Civil War (ENGL 2000)
American Literature II: Civil War to the Present (ENGL 2100)
Ethnic American Literature (ENGL 2650)
American Novel to 1950 (ENGL 3220)
Major American Writers of the 20th Century
Intro to Science Fiction & Fantasy
English Studies Capstone
American History Fiction, Practice & Theory (Graduate)American Studies I (AMST 1800)
American Studies II (AMST 1900)
Senior Seminar: America in the Gilded Age
Ethnic American Literature (AAST 2650)

Background

Ph.D., Temple University (English, American Literature)
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University (American History and Literature)

American historical literature
American ethnic literature
American studies
American identity
Public scholarship
The Gilded Age
Modernism
Contemporary literature

Exclusion & Inclusion: The Battle to Define America
Black History is American History: Four Figures Who Changed the Story (manuscript in progress)
"Vincent J. Mara Excellence in Teaching Award" Spring 2015
"Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship" Spring 2014
"Two Wrongs and a Right: What the Chinese Exclusion Act Can Teach Us about America," AFLA Food for Thought Lecture, Spring 2015
American Studies Blog
Advisor, American Writers Museum
Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of American Studies

Ph.D., Temple University (English, American Literature)
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University (American History and Literature)

Ph.D., Temple University (English, American Literature)
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University (American History and Literature)