Marcus Hamilton was pleased to join VMI as an instructor in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies in 2014. Before coming to VMI, he taught courses in composition and American literature at James Madison University and served as a tutor in JMU’s First Year Involvement Writing Center. His research interests include interdisciplinary humanities (particularly the intersection of music and text in Renaissance sacred music and 20th-century folk music), first-year composition, and narrative ethics (primarily in the works of Kurt Vonnegut and Cormac McCarthy). In his spare time, he performs with central Virginia’s early music vocal ensemble, Zephyrus, and practices on the outstanding Taylor and Boody Opus 34, a historically-informed tracker organ built in the North German baroque style, which is housed at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, VA.
Marcus earned his M.A. in English from James Madison University in 2011.