John Hamilton

John Hamilton

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature and of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Professor Hamilton has held previous teaching positions in Comparative Literature and German at Harvard and New York University, with visiting professorships in Classics at the University of California-Santa Cruz and at Bristol University's Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition. In 2005 - 06 he was a resident fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Since 1995, he has been actively involved with the Leibniz-Kreis, a working group originally based in Heidelberg, which is devoted to the "Afterlife of Antiquity."

Together with Eckart Goebel (NYU) and Paul Fleming (Cornell), he serves as an editor of the "Manhattan Manuscripts" series, published by the Wallstein Verlag in Göttingen (

With Almut-Barbara Renger (Berlin) and Jon Solomon (Urbana-Champaign), he edits a series with Brill in Leiden: “Metaforms: Studies in the Reception of Classical Antiquity” (

Current book projects include: Philology of the Flesh.