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Meet the Faculty

Hal L. Holladay


Hal L. Holladay

Division: Languages and Literature
Appointment: 1980

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PhD, University of Michigan
BA, Washington & Lee University

Professional History:

Dr. Holladay performed extensive graduate work at Vanderbilt University and Oxford University. He has taught at Vanderbilt University, the University of Vermont, the University of Michigan, and Hamilton College.

Areas of Interest:

Dr. Holladay is a Renaissance scholar with a particular interest in Shakespeare. His interests also include classical Greek literature, medieval studies, postcolonial fiction, modern British fiction and poetry, Southern fiction, and Buddhist thought.

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

Dr. Holladay has published articles on the fiction of Ernest Hemingway, William Goyen, Peter Matthiessen, Margaret Atwood, William Gay and others, as well as essays on such diverse figures as Thomas Becket, Nelson Mandela, and Stephen Hawking.


Dr. Holladay was appointed as the first Emily H. Fisher Faculty Fellow in the Spring of 2005.

Other Activities:

Dr. Holladay has served as the scholar in residence for Shakespeare & Company's Institute on Teaching Shakespeare, and in a variety of positions at Simon's Rock, including coach of the men's and women's basketball teams, Dean of Students, and Admission Counselor.