Hazel Hutchison (MA, PhD) is a graduate of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Since 2001, she has lectured on the English programme in the School of Language and Literature, where she is now a senior lecturer. Her research focuses on the fiction and poetry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is currently writing a book for Yale University Press about American writer-observers during the First World War: The War That Used Up Words: American Writers in a European Conflict 1914-1918. She is also 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. Her interests include publishing history, material cultures, and interactions between science and literature in the Victorian and Modernist periods.
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, Rupert Brooke, D. G. Rossetti and Mary Borden. She has also edited Mary Borden's World War I 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 is the director of the Centre for the Novel, and is the vice-president of the Henry James Society. She is also a member of 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.
Dr Hutchison welcomes inquiries from research students intending to work on Henry James, World War I writing, British and American book history, religious and scientific issues in late Victorian and early Modernist literature, and other related fields.
Hutchison, H. (2013). 'Just Literary: Henry James and the Law School Experiment'. Literary Imagination, vol 15, no. 1, pp. 1-12.
Hutchison, H. (2011). 'Eye Rhyme: Visual Experience and the Poetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins'. Victorian Poetry, vol 49, no. 2, pp. 217-233.
Hutchison, H. (2009). 'What is the Matter with Henry James?''. Studies in the Novel, vol 41, no. 1, pp. 106.
Hutchison, H. (2008). 'The Art of Living Inward: Henry James on Rupert Brooke'. Henry James Review, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 132-143.
Hutchison, H. (2005). 'James's Spectacles: Distorted Vision in the Ambassadors'. Henry James Review, vol 26, no. 1, pp. 39-51.
Hutchison, H. (2004). 'Ideal Homes: James, Rossetti and Swedenborg's House of Life'. Symbiosis, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 49-62.
Hutchison, H. (2003). 'The Other Lambert Strether: Henry James's The Ambassadors, Balzac's Louis Lambert and J. H. Lambert'. Nineteenth Century Literature, vol 58, no. 2, pp. 230-258.
Hutchison, H. (2003). 'The other Lambert Strether: Henry James's The 'Ambassadors', Balzac's 'Louis Lambert', and J. H. Lambert'. Nineteenth Century Literature, vol 58, no. 2, pp. 230-258.
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings
Hutchison, H. (in press). ''The Telegraph Has Other Work To Do': Reading and Consciousness in Henry James's In the Cage'. in B Marsden, H Hutchison & R O'Connor (eds), Uncommon Contexts: Encounters in Literature and Science 1800-1939. Pickering & Chatto, London.
Hutchison, H. (2011). 'Haunting the Churches: Henry James and the Sacred Space in âThe Altar of the Deadâ'. in A Despotopoulou & KC Reed (eds), Henry James and the Supernatural. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, USA, pp. 59-77.
Hutchison, H. (2011). ''The Crash of Civilisation': James and the Idea of France, 1914-15'. in D Tredy, A Duperray & A Harding (eds), Henry James's Europe: Heritage and Transfer. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK, pp. 61-69.
Hutchison, H. (2009). 'The Ambassadors'. in E Haralson & K Johnson (eds), Critical Companion to Henry James: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. Critical Companion Series, Facts on File Inc, New York, NY, USA.
Entries for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Hutchison, H. (2011). 'Henry James, In the Cage'. in R Clark & C Sandru (eds), The Literary Encyclopedia: www.litencyc.com. The Literary Dictionary Company.
Hutchison, H. (2011). 'Mary Borden'. in The Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company.
Hutchison, H. (2008). 'Henry James, Within the Rim and Other Essays 1914-15'. in Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Encyclopedia.
Hutchison, H. (2007). 'American Literature of World War One; E.E.Cummings,The Enormous Room; Henry James,"The Jolly Corner."'. in The Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Encyclopedia.
Hutchison, H. (2006). 'Henry James, The Sacred Fount, The Golden Bowl, The Sense of the Past'. in Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Encyclopedia.
Hutchison, H. (in press). 'A Period in Limbo: Placing People and Punctuation in E.E.Cummings' The Enormous Room'. in S Barkhof & AK Smith (eds), War and Displacement. Routledge.
Books and Reports
Marsden, B., Hutchison, H. & O'Connor, RJ. (eds) (in press). 'Uncommon Contexts: Encounters between Science and Literature 1800-1914'. Pickering & Chatto, London.
Hutchison, H. (2012). 'Henry James: Brief Lives'. Hesperus Press, London.
Hutchison, H. (2011). 'Essays and Dissertations Made Easy'. Teach Yourself (Flash), Hodder Education.
Hutchison, H. (2010). 'Write Great Essays and Dissertations: Teach Yourself'. Teach Yourself, New edn, Hodder Education, London.
Spence, A. & Hutchison, H. (ed.) (2009). 'Silver: An Aberdeen Anthology'. Polygon, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Hutchison, H. (2007). 'Seeing and Believing: Henry James and the Spiritual World'. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, USA.
Hutchison, H. (2007). 'Teach Yourself Writing Essays and Dissertations'. Hodder Headline, London, United Kingdom.
Mary, B. & Hutchison, H. (2008). 'The Forbidden Zone'.
Web Publications and Websites
Hutchison, H., (2010). 'Henry James: The Birthplace'. , 2010, Web publication/site, The Literary Encyclopedia.
Hutchison, H., (2008). 'Frankenstein to Einstein: Literature and Science in the Nineteenth Century'. , 2008, Exhibition.