Bill Hutchison

bill@anthologist.org


EDUCATION

PhD in English Language and Literature, University of Chicago. Expected 2020.

Dissertation: Love Among the Robots: Non-biological Consciousness and the Pursuit of Kinship 1970-2020

Dissertation Committee: Maud Ellmann, Patrick Jagoda, Kate Marshall

MA in Humanities, University of Chicago. 2012.

BA in English and Philosophy, summa cum laude, University of New Mexico. 2010.

TEACHING

Preceptor, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago. 2019-2020.

Co-Lecturer, “Science, Technology, and the Body,” University of Chicago Summer Session. Summer 2019.

Co-Lecturer, “Gender and the Body in American Culture,” University of Chicago Summer Session. Summer 2019.

Co-Lecturer, “Gender and the Body in American Culture,” University of Chicago Arts and Sciences Summer in Chicago. Summer 2018.

Lecturer, “Technorelations: Intimacy, Bodies, Machines,” University of Chicago. Spring 2018.

Lecturer, “Speculative Fiction / SF," School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Fall 2017.

Co-Lecturer, “Law & Economics,” University of Chicago Graham School Summer Program for International High School Students – Beijing, China. Summer 2017.

Preceptor, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Summer Research Training Program, University of Chicago. Summer 2017.

Course Assistant, “Introduction to Fiction,” University of Chicago. Winter 2017.

Course Assistant, “Shakespeare’s History Plays,” University of Chicago. Fall 2016.

Co-Lecturer, “Law & Economics,” University of Chicago Summer Program for International High School Students – Bangalore, India. Summer 2016.

Course Assistant, “Introduction to Poetry,” University of Chicago. Winter 2016.

Writing Tutor, University of Chicago Writing Program. 2014-2016.

Writing Intern, “Media Aesthetics” (Freshman Humanities Core), University of Chicago. 2012-2013.

PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

“Still on Fire: A Conversation on Born in Flames,” co-presented with Matt Hauske, Anna Mirzayan, and Hilary Strang. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Irvine, California. “Experimental Engagements,” November 7-9, 2019. (scheduled)

“Puppet and Robot at the Movies,” co-presented with Marissa Fenley. “Puppets vs. Robots & Other Experiments in Critical Silliness,” University of Chicago, May 11, 2019.

“Home is Where the Hard Drive Is: Technology, Intimacy, and Domestic Spaces.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Toronto, Ontario. “Out of Mind,” November 17-18, 2018.

Invited respondent, “Staging the Internet (or parts of it)” by Annie Dorsen. “Experimental Dramaturgies,” Chicago, IL. October 5-6, 2018.

“Lovely Machines: Robots at the End of the World,” University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. “Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-,” April 26-27, 2018.

“Toward a New History of Robot Futures: Personhood and the Corporate Robot.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Tempe, AZ. “Out of Time,” November 9-12, 2017.

“Drone Intimacy: The Hum of Transmission and Pleasure.” Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts, Atlanta, GA. “On Creativity,” November 3-6, 2016.

“The Wind-Up Bird: Pigeons, Drones, and Biomilitarization.” Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts, Houston, TX. “After Biopolitics,” November 12-15, 2015.

“Fiction Addiction: Literary and Neurobiological Compulsions Toward Narrative,” co-authored with Dr. Anya Bershad. University of Chicago Arts/Sciences Symposium, Chicago IL. May 4, 2014.

“Laying Bare: Pornography and Anti-Vivisection Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century.” University of Wisconsin at Madison MadLit, Madison, WI. “Texts and Violence.” February 24-26, 2014.

GRANTS, AWARDS, & FELLOWSHIPS

Arts, Science, and Culture Initiative Graduate Fellow, University of Chicago, 2017-18.

Nicholson Center for British Studies Graduate Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2016.

Humanities Without Walls Fellowship, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 2015.

Game Changer Chicago Design Lab Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2014-15.

Arts, Science, and Culture Initiative Collaboration Grant, University of Chicago, 2013-14.

PUBLICATIONS

Review of Representing the Modern Animal in Culture, eds. Jeanne Dubino, Ziba Rashidian, and Andrew Smyth, Humanimalia 8.2. Spring 2017.

ACADEMIC SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

Graduate Student Assistant, “Thinking Beyond the Human: on Animals, A.I. and Others,” College Summer Institute in the Arts, Sciences, and the Humanities, University of Chicago. 2019.

Coordinator, Speculative Fiction Workshop, University of Chicago. 2018-2019.

Planning Resources and Involvement for Students in the Majors (PRISM), Preceptor, University of Chicago. 2017-2019.

Humanities Division Representative, Library Student Advisory Group, University of Chicago. 2014-2016.

Coordinator/founding member, Animal Studies Workshop, University of Chicago. 2012-2016.

Founder and editor of Colloquium, the Journal of the Master of the Arts in the Humanities Program, University of Chicago. 2012-2015.

Graduate Fellow, Graduate Student Affairs, University of Chicago. 2013-2014.

Program Mentor, Master of the Arts Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago. 2012-2013.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING

Research Assistant, Professor Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago. 2013-present.

Pedagogies of Writing, Academic and Professional Writing Program, University of Chicago. 2012.

Research Assistant, Professor Lisa Ruddick, University of Chicago. 2011-2016.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Modern Language Association

Science Fiction Research Association

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Communications Director, Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, Santa Fe, NM. 2003-2011.

Staff writer / freelance writer, Santa Fe, NM. 1999-2003.