Kyna Hamill is the Director of the College of Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum and Master Lecturer affiliated with BU’s School of Theatre and African American Studies.
She specializes in Baroque theatricality, theatre and visual culture and theatre and war. She has published articles on props, print culture, telescopes, and the monstrous in the 17th century as well as articles on staged violence. (See an interview here she did on using stage blood.) She edited They Fight: Classical to Contemporary Stage Fight Scenes, a collection of stage combat scenes, with special attention paid to diverse weaponry and scenes for women. Hamill’s research on the origins of the song “Jingle Bells” was covered in The Guardian in 2017. Her current research project examines the visual legacy of the Baroque print artist Jacques Callot (1592-1635) in art, literature and theatre.
Read about some of her work in BU Today:
- June 2020, “What Happens Next? Four Literary Classics for a Post–COVID-19 World”
- January 2020, “What makes for a Satisfying Ending?”
- December 2016, “Unearthing the Truth about Jingle Bells”
Photo by Dan Watkins of BU Photo Services.