Dr. Bryan A. Hampton, UC Foundation Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator for the Humanities Program, will address approximately 560 graduates on Sunday, December 13, at 2 p.m. in McKenzie Arena.
A Milton scholar with teaching and research interests in early modern literature, politics, and religion, Hampton has published in Milton Studies and has written several articles for edited volumes on Milton’s prose and poetry. He is working on a book manuscript that examines how Milton’s radical theology of the Incarnation informs his hermeneutics, politics, and poetics.
Hampton earned a B.A. in English at Montana State University, an M.A. in English from the University of Wyoming, an M.A. in Religious Studies from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.
In the English Department at UTC, Hampton’s research and teaching interests broadly focus on the cross-currents of religion and literature. He was honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Arts and Sciences in 2007-2008, and most recently received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Tennessee Alumni Association in 2009.