Carol Vanderveer Hamilton




In Cornwall, UK, July 4, 2009

Carol V. Hamilton has a Ph.D. in English from Berkeley, an M.F.A. from Vermont College, and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her scholarly articles have been published in such academic journals as The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Ctheory, Oxford German Studies, and Anarchist Studies. Her poems have appeared in recent issues of The Paris Review, The North American Review, Poetry Miscellany, The Gettysburg Review, Salmagundi, Frank, DoubleTake and the 10th anniversary online edition of Drunken Boat.  
Her screenplay,A Natural Aristocrat, made the top 5% (245 out of 4889 entries) in the 2006 Nicholls competition, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures. It was a semifinalist in the 2007 Writemovies International Competition. A Natural Aristocrat tells the true story of the stormy life and dramatic death of Alexander Hamilton. An excerpt appears in the Drama section of this website.The entire script is posted at under the title "The Adventures of Alexander Hamilton."

Hamilton has recently rewritten the screenplay as an opera libretto.

Blindsight explores metaphorically a physiological state in which one sees without consciousness of sight.
Literary criticism
"American Writers and the Sacco-Vanzetti Case"
A remarkable number of prominent American writers sprang to the defense of Sacco and Vanzetti during their trial in Boston--one of the key trials of the 20th century.

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