James R. Hamilton

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 Dr. Hamilton specializes in aesthetics.


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1974

Representative publications

“Acting,” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 28/1 (2013): 35-59. 

“Borges’ Menard: his work and his intentions,” Text and Work: The Menard Case, Petr Kotat’ko, ed. (Prague: Univcrzita Karlova v Praze, 2013): 68-88. Previously published in Work and Text (Causa Menard) Petr Kotat’ko, ed. (Prague: Publishing House Philosophia, 2003). 

"Meeting Hedda Gabler," Revue Internationale de Philosophie, special issue on analytic aesthetics, Francesco Orilia, guest ed., 66 (2012): 493-518. 

"Narrative, Fiction, Imagination," Fictionality-Possibility-Reality, P. Kotat’ko, M. Pokorny, M. Sabatès, eds. (Bratislava: aleph, 2010), 183-214. 

“What Do Actors Do?" in D. Meyer-Dinkgräfe and D. Watt, eds. Ethical Encounters: Boundaries of Theatre, Performance and Philosophy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 6-22. 

"Performer Subjectivity and Expression in Theatrical Performance," in Expression in the Performing Arts, Inma Álverez, Héctor J. Pérez , Francisca Pérez-Carreño, eds. (Newcastle-on-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010), 16-27. 

"The Text-Performance Relation in Theater," Philosophy Compass 4/4 (2009): 614-629. 

The Art of Theater (New York and London: Blackwell Publishers, 2007). This book appears in Blackwell's New Directions in Aesthetics Series. Series editors are B. Gaut and D. M. Lopes.


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Email: hamilton@ksu.edu

Phone: 785-532-6758

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