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Richard Fine

(804) 828-4483
Anderson House 210


AB Brown University
AM, PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research/Teaching Focus

American studies; American literature;  authorship and intellectual property; journalism history; literature and film


West of Eden: Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution P, 1993. [Reprinting with new preface of Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship (1983)].

James M. Cain and the American Authors’ Authority. Austin, Texas: U of Texas P, 1992.

Recent/Selected Publications

“The Development of the ‘Pyle Style’ of War Reporting; French North Africa, 1942-43.” Media History, 2 April 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2017.1309269.

“Edward Kennedy’s Long Road to Reims: The Media and the Military in World War II,” American Journalism 33.3 (Summer 2016): 317–339.

“The Ascendancy of Radio News in Wartime: Charles Collingwood and John MacVane in French North Africa, 1942–43,” Journalism History 40.1 (Spring 2014): 1–13.

“The Writer in Hollywood.” F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. Ed. Bryant Mangum. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. 388–97.

“American Authorship and the Ghost of Moral Rights.”  Book History 10 (2010): 218–50.

“‘Snakes in Our Midst’: The Media, The Military and American Policy Toward Vichy North Africa.” Journalism History 27.4 (2010): 59–82.


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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