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Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

Hazel Hutchison (MA, PhD) is a graduate of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Language and Literature, where she teaches in the English programme. Her research focuses on the fiction and poetry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

She is the author of The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015). She is currently compiling a scholarly edition of The Turn of the Screw and Other Tales, volume 26 of The Complete Fiction of Henry James for Cambridge University Press.

She is also the Director of the Centre for the Novel, and has recently been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Workshop Award for a network project on the theme of Women, Science, Narrative: Writing Female Experience in a Scientific Age. This project brings together scholars from the University of Aberdeen with those based in other UK universities to explore how women wrote about science, or were written into it, during the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth.

Dr Hutchison's interests include publishing history, material cultures, literature of the American Gilded Age and the First World War. She is the author of Brief Lives: Henry James (London: Hesperus Press, 2012); Seeing and Believing: Henry James and the Spiritual World (New York: Palgrave, 2006) and Teach Yourself Writing Essays and Dissertations (London: Hodder, 2007). She has published articles on James, E. E. Cummings, Rupert Brooke, D. G. Rossetti and Mary Borden. She has also edited Mary Borden's war memoir The Forbidden Zone (London: Hesperus, 2008) and a collection of poems about Aberdeen from the twelfth century to the present with Alan Spence: Silver: An Aberdeen Anthology (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2009). She chairs the Friends of Aberdeen University Library. She is a member of the MLA, the Henry James Society, the British Association of Victorian Studies and the British Association for American Studies. Projects in development include a book on Henry James and technologies of writing, and a study of reading and publishing practices 1870-1918.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen