University Librarian (Interim)
Hazel Hutchison is the University Librarian (Interim) and a Professor of English Literature. She has worked in Higher Education for two decades in both academic and leadership roles, and currently has responsibility for Library Services across three sites, including the award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library. She also teaches and researches in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Professor Hutchison received her PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 2000. 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.
Professor Hutchison's research 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 also edited Mary Borden's war memoir The Forbidden Zone (London: Hesperus, 2008), and a collection of poems about Aberdeen with Alan Spence: Silver: An Aberdeen Anthology (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2009).
Professor 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.