Plenary Speaker Profile

Dr. John T. Hamilton is the William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His work spans several areas of interest, including Modern European Literature, Classical Philology, and Music History. In addition to dozens of articles, he is the author of seven monographs: Soliciting Darkness: Pindar, Obscurity, and the Classical Tradition (2004)Music, Madness and the Unworking of Language (2008)Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care (2013)Philology of the Flesh (2018)Über die Selbstgefälligkeit (2020)Complacency: Classics and its Displacement in Higher Education (2022), and France/Kafka: An Author in Theory (2023).  His current book project is entitled Culture of Convenience. 

SAMLA is honored to host Dr. Hamilton at the SAMLA 95 Plenary Address and Reception
to be held the evening Saturday, November 11.

Additional Information

John Hamilton's Personal Website