George B. Hutchinson

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George B. Hutchinson is an American scholar, Professor of English and Newton C. Farr Professor of American Culture at Cornell University. From 2000 to 2012, he was the Booth Tarkington Professor of Literary Studies, at Indiana University.[1][2] [3] He graduated from Brown University with an AB in 1975. He served in the Peace Corps, in Burkina Faso, from 1975 to 1977. He graduated from Indiana University with an MA in 1980, and Ph.D. in English and American Studies, in 1983.

He taught at the University of Tennessee, from 1982 to 2000. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn.

He was 1988 and 1989 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. He is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.[4][5] His book In Search of Nella Larsen won the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa, among other honors. [6]


The Ecstatic Whitman: Literary Shamanism and the Crisis of the Union. Ohio State University Press, 1986.


Editor, American Coctail: A Colored Girl in the World, by Anita Reynolds. Harvard University Press, 2014.

Co-Editor, with John K. Young, Publishing Blackness: Textual Constructions of Race Since 1850.' University of Michigan Press, 2013.'[7]


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