Margaret-Anne Hutton


  • KY16 9PH

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Contemporary literatures; comparative literature; theories of the contemporary

Personal profile

Research overview

Professor Hutton has published on a wide range of contemporary French fiction and on WWII narratives (both testimonial texts and works of crime fiction). Her current research interests include: Contemporary—especially post-2000, but there are many definition of 'contemporary'—literatures; Theories and practices of '(the) contemporary'; (Contemporary) comparative projects; Practices and theories of interdisciplinarity; Metaphors used in academic disciplines.

She is a member of the Academia Europaea.

Founder and director of the Modern Languages Writers in Residence programme:

P.I. of the Leverhulme International Network for Contemporary Studies (2015-19):

Teaching activity

Having taught extensively and diversely in the field of French literature(s), Prof Hutton now teaches on a broad range of Comparative Literature modules. These include: 20th/21st Century Political Drama; Good and Evil; Literature and the Bible; The Short Story; core modules on theories and practices of Comparative Literature. The most recent additions to her teaching include China Miéville and fanfiction (both as part of the Short Story module), translations of the Odyssey, and new Masters level modules emphasising practice and new readings in Comparative Literature.  

Profile Keywords

Contemporary literatures; Comparative Literature; Interdisciplinarity; Metaphors

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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