Timothy Hampton

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Timothy Hampton

Marie M. Burns Distinguished Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Timothy Hampton is Professor of Comparative Literature and French at Berkeley, chairing the French department and holding the the Aldo Scaglione and Marie M. Burns Distinguished Professorship of French and Comparative Literature. Professor Hampton is primarily a scholar of romance languages as well as of literature and culture of the Renaissance. His research interests include the relationship between literature and politics, the philosophy of history, and the transmission of culture. Professor Hampton is currently working on three projects:  a study of the history of cheerfulness, a book about Bob Dylan's poetics, and a study of early modern ideas of the colony.Publications include Literature and Nation in the Sixteenth Century: Inventing Renaissance France, Writing from History: The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature, and “Tangled Generation:  Dylan, Kerouac, Petrarch and the Poetics of Escape.”

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University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2316


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