— Ph.D., 2006, Northwestern University
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Coleman Hutchison (Ph.D., Northwestern, 2006) teaches and writes about U.S. literature and culture to 1900. He has abiding interests in poetry, print culture, regional and national literatures, popular and folk music, and histories of sexuality. His essays have appeared in American Literary History, Comparative American Studies, The Emily Dickinson Journal, and PMLA, among other venues. He recently pulished the first literary history of the Civil War South, Apples and Ashes: Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America. (Reviewed here, here, and here; see also.)
In addition to editing the Cambridge History of American Civil War Literature, Hutchison is working on two books-in-progress: "The Ditch is Nearer: Race, Place, and American Poetry, 1863-2009" and a popular biography of “Dixie.” The former project studies the interpenetration of locality and racial consciousness in American poetry between Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Barack Obama’s inauguration; the latter tells the story of how a song gave a region a nickname, and how that nickname helped to shape the region’s cultural identity.
Hutchison's research has been supported by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Antiquarian Society, the Bibliographical Society of America, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Huntington Library. In 2010 Hutchison received a UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
Popular Poetry in Circulation (with Elizabeth Renker). In U.S. Popular Print Culture, 1860-1920. Christine Bold, ed. Part of The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture. Gary Kelly, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 395-413.
After the Third World. A special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review. Co-edited with Barbara Harlow, James Cox, Jeremy Dean, Molly Hardy, and Neville Hoad.10.1 (Spring 2010).
“Secret in Altered Lines": The Civil War Song in Manuscript, Print, and Performance Publics. In Sandra Gustafson and Caroline Sloat, eds. Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in the United States before 1900. University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. 255-275
"Song of Myself" Audiotext
On the Move Again: Tracking the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez. Comparative American Studies, 5.4 (Winter 2007): 423-440.
Whistling Dixie for the Union (Nation, Anthem, Revision). American Literary History 19.3 (Fall 2007): 603-628.
Breaking the Book Known as Q. PMLA 121.1 (January 2006): 33-66.
"Eastern Exiles": Dickinson, Whiggery, and War. The Emily Dickinson Journal 13.2 (Fall 2004): 1-26.
English 603A: Reading and Composition in World Literature (Plan II)
English 603B: Reading and Composition in World Literature (Plan II)
English 316K: Masterworks of American Literature
English 321: Shakespeare (Oxford)
English 338: American Literature from 1865-Present
English 340: The American Novel to 1920
English 349S: Edgar Allan Poe
English 372L: The American Renaissance
English 376L: Literature, Cultural Memory, and the American Civil War (Honors)
English 379S: Literature, Cultural Memory, and the American Civil War (Senior Seminar)
English 679HA: Honors Tutorial (Honors)
Humanities 379: William Faulkner, Then & Now
English 384K: Approaches to Disciplinary inquiries
English 395M: U.S. Regional Literatures: Problems and Prospects
English 395M: Nineteenth-Century American Poetry and the Poetics of the Page