Sam Gilchrist Hall’s main research interest lies in the conceptualisation of dwelling and belonging in medieval and early modern texts. He has a deep interest in Frankfurt School Critical Theory and has recently written an article about determinate negation and utopia in the works of Shakespeare, Rilke, Mann, and Donne––via Nick Cave and Nina Simone. He was was educated at the University of London and has published a monograph, Shakespeare’s Folly: Philosophy, Humanism, Critical Theory (Routledge, 2016).
Dividing his time between Budapest and London, he is a Research Fellow at Kingston University and teaches Károli Gáspár University, Budapest; he has also devised Shakespeare courses for High School students in collaboration with the Szabó Ervin Library, Budapest, and the British Council. Prior to this, he worked at Royal Holloway, University of London. As an avid writer, he is currently working on a novella, entitled Inside Virgil Caine.