MA, PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA The College of William and Mary
Modernism, Fiction, Poetry, 19th and 20th Century British Literature, Women’s Studies, Queer Theory
Mary Wilson earned her PhD in English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2009. She taught at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, for five years before returning to the UMass system in 2014. Her research focuses on early 20th century British fiction and on representations of domesticity in modernist literature. She is the author of The Labors of Modernism: Domesticity, Servants, and Authorship in Modernist Fiction (Ashgate, 2013), which argues for greater attention to the role of domestic servants in the development of experimental modernist forms. She also co-edited Rhys Matters: New Critical Perspectives (Palgrave, 2013), a collection of essays on the work of the Anglo-Caribbean modernist writer Jean Rhys. Dr Wilson teaches courses on British literature after 1798, place and space in literature, and literary theory and criticism.