Professor Hazel Hutchison

Professor Hazel Hutchison

Dean of Portfolio Development and Programme Promotion
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Professor Hazel Hutchison
Professor Hazel Hutchison

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The University of Aberdeen School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen, King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 3UB


Hazel Hutchison is Dean for Portfolio Development and Programme Promotion. She is also a Professor of English Literature, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In her role as Dean, she has strategic responsibility for managing the University's portfolio of programmes, co-ordinating marketing and recruitment activities, and engaging with external stakeholders to enhance programme planning and promotion.  

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). Her current research is focused on 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.



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  • Hutchison, H 2020, Volunteers: Ambulance and Nursing Narratives. in The Cambridge History of American Literature and Culture in the Great War. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Hutchison, H 2018, 'A Bit of String: Rebecca West on Henry James', The Henry James review, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 247-255. [Online] DOI:
  • Hutchison, H 2018, Literature of World War I. in S Belasco & M Soto (eds), Companion to American Literature. Wiley-Blackwell .
  • Hutchison, H 2018, USA. in J Potter (ed.), Cambridge History of World War One Poetry. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Hutchison, H 2017, Liberty's Bond: Joseph Pennell and the Work of War. in O Kohns & J Glesener (eds), European Literature and World War 1. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Berlin, pp. 69-90, Liberty's Bond, Luxembourg, 13/04/15.
  • Hutchison, H 2017, Murmurs of War: Grace Fallow Norton and “The Red Road” in Landscapes and Voices, Essays on the First World War. in AK Smith & K Cowman (eds), Landscapes and Voices of the Great War. Routledge Studies in Modern History, Routledge, London, pp. 206-221. [Online] DOI:
  • Hutchison, H 2016, Cummings, E. E. (1894–1962). in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Taylor & Francis. [Online] DOI:
  • Hutchison, H 2016, Educating Miles: Thinking the Evil in The Turn of the Screw. in T Hubbard (ed.), Critical Insights Henry James. Critical Insights, Salem Press, pp. 191-206.
  • Hutchison, H 2016, 'Very Chicago: Mary Borden and the Art of Fiction', Midwestern Miscellany: Journal of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature .
  • Hutchison, H & Rall, UA 2015, Henry James: Biographie. Parthas Verlag , Berline.
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