Professor Hutchinson received his degrees in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and is a specialist in early modern Spanish literature. His first book, Cervantine Journeys (1992), investigates the relations between writing and travel, while his second book, Economía Ética en Cervantes (2001), proposes a rethinking of ethics in literary studies. He has also written some fifty articles on topics including utopian thought, poetics, rhetoric, emotion, eroticism, geography, race, cultural and religious otherness; the Spanish writers studied include Antonio de Guevara, Melchor de la Serna, Jerónimo de Pasamonte, Jaime Bleda, Cervantes, Góngora, Quevedo, María de Zayas, Alonso de Contreras, Antonio Machado and Cernuda, among others. He is currently concluding a book project entitled Writing the Early Modern Mediterranean, and is editing the first monographic volume of the journal eHumanista/Cervantes under the rubric “Cervantes and the Mediterranean”. He is also President of the Cervantes Society of America.