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Dr. Bryan Hampton
Associate Department Head and Dorothy and James D. Kennedy Distinguished Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
  357 Lupton Hall

Bryan Hampton has teaching and research interests in the cross-currents of early modern literature, politics, and religion. He regularly teaches courses on Milton and Shakespeare, along with a number of seminars examining the literature of the Bible, the devotional poetry of John Donne and George Herbert, Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene, revenge tragedy from 1587-1633, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He has published in Studies in English Literature, The Upstart Crow, Milton Studies, the John Donne Journal, and has written several articles for edited volumes on Milton's prose and poetry. Professor Hampton has been honored with awards for outstanding teaching from both the College of Arts and Sciences at UTC and from the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association. His book, Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton and the Incarnational Poetics of Revolutionary England (University of Notre Dame Press) examines how Milton's radical theology of the Incarnation informs his poetics, hermeneutics, and politics.