Hannah Karmin

Hannah Karmin joins the high school humanities department and is very excited to read, think, and explore with the students at Sequoyah School next year.

Hannah grew up in Los Angeles and attended high school at Marlborough School in Hancock Park. She is a proud graduate of Yale University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities in 2012. She then spent a year at Columbia University completing a Post-Baccalaureate in classics and subsequently moved to Ithaca, New York to complete her doctorate in comparative literature at Cornell University. At Cornell, Hannah taught in both the comparative literature and English departments with courses ranging from “Modern European Poetry” to “Robots.”

When not exploring Ithaca’s gorgeous gorges and forest trails with her dog, Ajax, Hannah has been working on her dissertation, “An Outsider’s Insight: Subversive Receptions of the Classics in Modern and Contemporary Literature.” Her dissertation, which she will defend in August 2021, looks to James Joyce, Derek Walcott, Virginia Woolf, and Anne Carson as guides who show the ways canonical knowledge can be received and reformed without recourse to racist and misogynistic power structures. Her secondary interests are in attention theory and multimedia adaptations.

Hannah is looking forward to challenging Sequoyah students to read imaginatively and to write with purpose and empathy.

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