Gregory A. Wilson

Professor
Dr. Gregory A. Wilson is Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City, having also taught at Boston University after receiving his Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University and B.A./M.A. from the University of Connecticut. He has presented papers, chaired panels, and conducted workshops at many 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 (from Widener University) and The Upstart Crow (from Clemson University), along with chapters in essay collections on Virginia Woolf, V.S. Naipaul, 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; a graphic novel, Icarus, and first novel of a speculative fiction trilogy, Grayshade, were published in 2016, with books two and three of the latter trilogy to come in 2017 and 2018 respectively; he has short stories published in a number of anthologies. Dr. Wilson has designed and regularly teaches courses in Renaissance drama, revenge tragedy, fantasy fiction, science fiction, and creative writing. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Modern Language Association, Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, and Renaissance Society of America, and is a member of the Gen Con Writers’ Symposium and Origins’ Library, focusing on the teaching of creative writing and speculative fiction. He is the co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans, and is also a theater critic for one of the largest theater websites in the world, CurtainUp. He lives in Riverdale, NY with his family.

Teaching Interests

Speculative Fiction Creative Writing Revenge Tragedy Shakespeare

Research Interests

Speculative Fiction Creative Writing Revenge Tragedy

Courses Taught

DNY
1000C
CORE: DISCOVER NEW YORK
ENG
1000C
CORE: ENGLISH COMPOSITION
ENG
1014
REPRSTATV PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE
ENG
1024
SHORT NOVEL IN WORLD LITERATUR
ENG
1031
THEMES IN LITERATURE
ENG
1051
FANTASY IN FICTION
ENG
1100C
CORE:LITERATURE IN GLOBAL CONT
SPE
1000C
CORE: PUBLIC SPEAKING COLL STU