Professor Hazel Hutchison

Professor Hazel Hutchison

University Librarian (Interim)

Professor Hazel Hutchison
Professor Hazel Hutchison

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The University of Aberdeen F05 Old Brewery, King's College


Hazel Hutchison is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Business. She is also a Professor of English Literature. She received her PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 2000. Her research focuses on British and American literature 1850-1930. 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 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 Henry James, E. E. Cummings, Mary Borden, Grace Fallow Norton, Joseph Pennell, Rupert Brooke and D. G. Rossetti. 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 is a former president of the Henry James Society, and is the current Chair of the Friends of Aberdeen University Library. Projects in development include a book on Henry James and technologies of writing, and a study of reading and publishing practices 1870-1918.

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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Contributions to Journals


  • Hutchison, H. (2018). ''A Bit of String': Rebecca West on Henry James'. The Henry James review.
  • Hutchison, H. (2016). 'Very Chicago: Mary Borden and the Art of Fiction'. Midwestern Miscellany: Journal of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature .
    [Online] AURA: Very_Chicago_MLA_edited.docx
  • Hutchison, H. (2013). '"An Embroidered Veil of Sound": The Word in the Machine in Henry James's In the Cage'. The Henry James review, vol 34, no. 2, pp. 147-162.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1353/hjr.2013.0020
  • Hutchison, H. (2013). 'Just literary: Henry James and the law school experiment'. Literary Imagination, vol 15, no. 1, pp. 36-47.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1093/litimag/imt025
  • Hutchison, H. (2011). 'Eye Rhyme: Visual Experience and the Poetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins'. Victorian Poetry, vol 49, no. 2, pp. 217-233.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1353/vp.2011.0009
  • Hutchison, H. (2009). 'What is the Matter with Henry James?'. Studies in the Novel, vol 41, no. 1, pp. 106-115.
  • Hutchison, H. (2008). 'The Art of Living Inward: Henry James on Rupert Brooke'. The Henry James review, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 132-143.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1353/hjr.0.0000
  • Hutchison, H. (2005). 'James's Spectacles: Distorted Vision in the Ambassadors'. The Henry James review, vol 26, no. 1, pp. 39-51.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1353/HJR.2005.0004
  • 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.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1525/ncl.2003.58.2.230
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