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Spotlight: Hannibal Hamlin and Renaissance Studies

This week, we will be featuring Professor Hannibal Hamlin and his work involving Renaissance Studies, both on and off campus.

Professor Hamlin studied English at the University of Toronto and completed his doctorate in Renaissance Studies at Yale University. Renaissance literature and culture, especially Shakespeare, Donne, the Sidneys, and Milton, the Bible as/and/in literature, metrical psalms, and lyric poetry are among his scholarly interests. His publications include Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge, 2004), The Sidney Psalter: Psalms of Philip and Mary Sidney, co-editor (Oxford World Classics, 2009), The King James Bible after 400 Years: Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Influences, co-editor (Cambridge, 2011), along with numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. A book on the Bible in Shakespeare is Hamlin’s major current project, in support of which he has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies (a Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship), and the National Humanities Center, among other grants. He is editor of the journal Reformation and guest editor of a forum on Poetry and Devotion for Religion and Literature.

Hamlin’s Folger Shakespeare Library Profile

Manifold Greatness website (part of Hamlin’s Folger Library exhibit)

Be sure to stop back each day this week for more on Professor Hamlin’s incredible work!