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Timothy Hampton

Professor of Comparative Literature and French, University of California at Berkeley

Timothy Hampton is professor of comparative literature and French at the University of California at Berkeley, where he holds the Aldo Scaglione and Marie M Burns Distinguished Professorship and directs the Doreen B Townsend Center for the Humanities. His books include Fictions of Embassy: Literature and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe (2011) and Bob Dylan: How the Songs Work (2019). A new study, Cheerfulness: A Literary and Cultural History, is forthcoming in 2021.