Jennifer Wilson

Academic Specialty:

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature


ENG 4860, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature, MWF 10-10:50
ENG 2050, Studies in British Literature, MWF 12-12:50
ENG 3000, Approaches to Literary Studies, MWF 1-1:50

Office Hours:

By appointment.


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.A., University of Georgia
  • B.M., DePauw University

Selected Publications:

  • “The Embodied Mind of Boswell’s The Hypochondriack and the Turn of the Century Novel.” Boswell and the Press: The Ephemeral Writing of James Boswell, Esq.  Ed. Donald J. Newman. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, forthcoming early 2021, 128-143.

  • “Things of the Spirit: Vibrant Matter in A Sentimental Journey.” Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey: ‘A Legacy to the World.’  Ed. W.B. Gerard and M.C. Newbould. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, forthcoming early 2021, 150-168.

  • “’the true State of our Condition’: The 21st-Century Worker as Castaway. Rewriting Crusoe:  The Robinsonade Across Languages, Cultures, and Media. Ed. Jakub Lipski. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2020. 135-147.

  • “’I had made it myself’: Convergence of Past and Present Selves in Villette.” Portable Prose: The Novel and the Everyday. Ed. Jarrad Cogle, N. Cyril Fischer, Lydia Saleh Rofail, and Vanessa Smith. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018. 91-108.

  • “’I have you in my eye, sir’: The Spectacle of Kingship in The Madness of King George.” The Cinematic Eighteenth Century. Ed. Srividhya Swaminathan and Steven Thomas. New York: Routledge, 2018. 58-71.

  • "'We know only names, so far'": Samuel Richardson, Shirley Jackson, and Exploration of the Precarious Self." Co-author with Michael T. Wilson. Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences. Ed. Melanie R. Anderson and Lisa Kroger. Burlington, VT: Routledge, 2016. 7-24.

  • Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Henry Fielding. Co-editor and contributor with Elizabeth Kraft. New York: MLA, 2015.

Jennifer Wilson specializes in British Literature with interests in influence and adaptation studies.


Title: Professor
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2338

Office address
Sanford Hall 338