Linda Hutcheon holds the rank of University Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She is author of 9 books on contemporary postmodern culture in Canada and around the world.
Michael Hutcheon is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. A respirologist specializing in lung transplantation, his extensive scientific research publications encompass a number of areas: pulmonary physiology; bone marrow transplantation; AIDS.
Their collaborative, interdisciplinary work on the cultural construction of sexuality, gender and disease in opera has been published in a book entitled Opera: Desire, Disease, Death (1996). Their second book, a study of both the real and the represented operatic body entitled Bodily Charm: Living Opera, was published in 2000 and The Art of Dying, their third, was published in 2004 by Harvard University Press and is a study of how operas help us deal with our mortality. They have just completed a fourth book, a study of the later creative life and “late style” of opera composers.