Alan Hodder, professor of comparative religion, holds a B.A. from Harvard College in folklore and mythology; an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School in the history of religion; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard University. Before coming to Hampshire in 1994, he taught at Clark University and at Harvard University, where for three years he directed undergraduate studies in the comparative study of religion.
He is the author of two books on American Transcendentalism (Emersonís Rhetoric of Revelation and Thoreauís Ecstatic Witness) as well as numerous articles in such areas as American Romanticism, nineteenth-century Unitarianism, Puritan pulpit rhetoric, and early American interest in the religious traditions of South and East Asia.
Together with Robert Meagher, he edited The Epic Voice, the first volume in the Hampshire Studies in the Humanities series.
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0289: Mystics and Texts (Spring 2014)
HACU-0161: The English Bible (Spring 2014)
HACU-0245: The American Transcendentalists (Fall 2013)
HACU-125T: Religious Experience and Literary Form (Fall 2013)