Ken Hope

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location Northbrook, Illinois, United States
Introduction I teach humanities, writing, and communication at several colleges in the Chicago area. My Ph.D. is in comparative literature. I helped develop and was program director of the MacArthur Fellows Program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation over its first decade.
Interests Art, Poetry, Literature, Architecture, Film, Food, France, Politics, Music (jazz & blues)
Favorite Music Count Basie (bandleader), Duke Ellington (composer, bandleader), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Billie Holiday (vocals). Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Lester Young (tenor sax)
Favorite Books The Gilgamesh, The Iliad by Homer, The Odyssey by Homer, The lyrics of Archilochos, The lyrics of Sappho, The plays of Aeschylus, The plays of Sophocles, The plays of Euripides, The lyrics of Li Bai, The lyrics of Du Fu, the Commedia of Dante, the Works of Chaucer, the Works of Shakespeare, etc. etc.