Professor Ben Hutchinson
Professor of European Literature
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- Co-Director, Centre for Modern European Literature
- General Editor, Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
- REF Coordinator, Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Director of Research, Modern Languages
Ben Hutchinson is Professor of European Literature at the University of Kent. His research ranges widely across European - and especially, German - literature; publications in numerous languages include the monographs Rilke’s Poetics of Becoming (2006), W.G. Sebald. Die dialektische Imagination (2009), Modernism and Style (2011), Lateness and Modern European Literature (2016), and the forthcoming A Very Short Introduction to Comparative Literature (2018). In 2005-7, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach; in 2011, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize.
Professor Hutchinson has lectured at institutions across the world, including Oxford, Heidelberg, Harvard, Jerusalem, and the ENS Paris. In 2012-13, he was a Visiting Professor at Montpellier III; in 2015, a Visiting Fellow at the Forschungsverbund Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel. He has evaluated research across Europe, most recently in Norway where he served as an international assessor for modern languages and comparative literature, and has undertaken numerous roles as external examiner and programme reviewer. Among other activities he writes for the Times Literary Supplement, the Observer, and the Literary Review , is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Comparative Literature Association, and a Fellow of the Academia Europaea.
Podcast: Ben Hutchinson's Inaugural Lecture '"Creatures Facing Backwards": Modernity, Literature and Lateness'
Blog: Lateness and Modern European Literature (2016)
For a short introduction to the book Lateness and Modern European Literature (2016) please see: http://blog.oup.com/2016/09/modern-aging-world/
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Ben Hutchinson teaches modules on modern German literature and culture.back to top