Zach Hutchins Visiting Professor
Office: 4164 JFSB
Semester Schedule: Spring 2013:
W 12:00-3:00 or by appointment
Vita: Link to Vita
Zach Hutchins received his Ph.D. from the Department of English and Comparative Literature at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his dissertation earned the C. Hugh Holman Award. A revised version of that manuscript, Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England, is now under contract with Oxford University Press. His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as ELH, Early American Literature, Modern Language Studies, Leviathan, Early American Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and The New England Quarterly. In the classroom Zach teaches a wide range of courses, from "Shakespeare at the Movies" to "Wilderness and Witchcraft in the New World" and "Early American Bestsellers." Another course in early American literature, "American Love Letters," was recently recognized by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies with its 2011-2012 Innovative Course Design Award. He is extremely proud of his undergraduate students, who have presented papers at national conferences and whose work has been published in peer-reviewed forums.
After he puts three rambunctious boys and one absolutely charming daughter to bed at night, or whenever he has a free moment, Zach enjoys playing basketball, rooting for the Boston Celtics, and taking long walks with his beautiful wife, Alana. He has also been known to participate in more masochistic forms of exercise and recently won a coveted orange headband at ToughMudder Utah.
LinksUNC's Center for Documenting the American South
BYU Radio Interview on Moby-Dick
Early American Bestsellers