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Gregory Wilson

Professor
English and Speech
Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Connecticut

Dr. Gregory A. Wilson came to St. John’s University in 2003, having also taught at Boston University after receiving his Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University. He has presented papers and chaired panels at a number of national and international conferences and published many academic articles on subjects ranging from Renaissance drama to the work of James Joyce in journals such as The CEA Critic (published by Widener University) and The Upstart Crow (from Clemson University), along with chapters in essay collections on Virginia Woolf and expressions of authority in early modern England. His first book, The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque, was published by Clemson University Press in 2007; he also writes speculative fiction professionally, including a novel in 2009, short stories in various anthologies, a graphic novel in 2015 and other work forthcoming. Dr. Wilson has designed and regularly teaches courses in Renaissance drama, revenge tragedy, fantasy fiction, science fiction and creative writing. He co-hosts a critically acclaimed podcast which interviews and discusses the work of various SFF notables, Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  Finally, he is a theater critic for one of the largest theater websites in the world, CurtainUp, and regularly reviews shows in New York City. He lives in Riverdale, NY with his family.