Assistant Professor, English
6-223G, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-497-4774
Chris Hutchinson holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. He is the author of three books of poetry, plus his most recent book, Jonas in Frames, which has been variously described as a “picaresque novel,” a “novel in verse” and “an epic poem disguised as a novel.” As an educator, Chris has over ten years of experience teaching Creative Writing, English Literature and English Composition in universities and community colleges across Canada and the United States.
Available to supervise honours or individual study students.
Teaching and Research Interests
Chris Hutchinson's newest poetry manuscript unstitches the lyric voice from certain historical assumptions. “We impose our rage for immortality on things” is how Don MacKay succinctly puts it, writing of our darkest tendencies towards appropriation. In the face of this rage for order, authenticity and permanence, Chris seeks to express the ephemeral and fluid nature of our linguistic experiences, and to find new ways through and around the ‘egotistical sublime’ of neoliberal ideology.
Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Hutchinson, Chris. Jonas in Frames: An Epic. Goose Lane Editions / icehouse poetry, Fredericton, NB, 2014.
Hutchinson, Chris. A Brief History of the Short-lived. Nightwood Editions, Gibsons, BC, 2012.
Hutchinson, Chris. Other People's Lives. Brick Books, London, ON, 2009.
Hutchinson, Chris. Unfamiliar Weather. J. Gordon Shillingford/Muses' Co., Winnipeg, MB, 2005.
Awards / Grants / Fellowships