Michael T. Wilson

Michael T. Wilson
Associate Professor
American Literature - 1900-Present, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies
236 Sanford
Office Hours: 
TR 12:15-2:00, 4:45-5:30 and by appointment.
Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.A., University of Georgia

Academic Specialty

Cultural studies, gender studies, American literature

Selected Publications

  • “’We know only names, so far’”: Samuel Richardson, Shirley Jackson, and Exploration of the Precarious Self.”  Co-author with Jennifer Preston Wilson.  Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences.  Ed. Melanie R. Anderson and Lisa Kroger. Routledge, 2016.
  • “'Absolute Reality' and the Role of the Ineffable in Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House." The Journal of Popular Culture, 48:1, March 15, 2015.
  • "'you give a damn about so many things I don't': Hemingway's Gendered Sentimentalism in 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' and 'The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber.'" The Sentimental Mode: Essays in Literature, Film and Television. McFarland. (2014).
  • "'Doesn't everybody belong to a subculture?': Community and History in Sherman Alexie's Writing." Critical Insight: Sherman Alexie. Salem Press. (2011).
  • "The 'Nun' As Palimpset: Teaching Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's 'A New England Nun' as an Introduction to Issues of Gender, Genre, Historical and Cultural Context, and Internet Research." Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, V. 3, Issue 1 (Summer 2009).
  • "How Generational Theory Can Improve Teaching: Strategies for Working with the 'Millennials.'" With Dr. Leslie Gerber.Currents in Teaching and Learning, V.1, No.1 (Fall 2008).
  • "'Saturnalia of Blood': Masculine Self-Control in the Frontier Novel." Studies in American Fiction, V.33, No.2 (Autumn 2005). Reprinted in Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, V. 197 (NCLC197), Gale Publishing (August 2008).