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B.A., 1997, University of Arkansas, Psychology, Cum Laude
B.A., 2001, University of Arkansas, English
M.A., 2003, Florida State University, English / Creative Writing
Ph.D., 2008, Florida State University, English / Creative Writing
Dr. Wilson’s areas of interest include creative writing (fiction and creative nonfiction),
history of the novel and the novel as genre, and women’s and gender studies, particularly
women’s and lesbian literature.
- The Palace Blues, (Novel), Spinsters Ink, 2014.
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
- “The Paris Times,” (Short Story), PANK Magazine, Fall 2011.
- “If She’s A Boy, What Am I?” (Creative Nonfiction), Ninth Letter, 5.1 Sp/Su (2008): 174-184.
- “My Impossibles,” (Short Story), From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction by Robert Olen Butler. Ed. Janet Burroway. New York: Grove Press, 2005. 207-222.
- “We Teach Alone: The Lesbian Instructor in Academia’s Lonely Groves,” (Creative nonfiction
co-author, Rita Mae Reese), Feeling Our Way: A Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook. Eds. Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Wendy Bishop. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 102-107.
- “The Lesbian Short Story,” Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2009.
- “Sarah Schulman,” LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia. Ed. John C. Hawley, Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2009.
- “Writing Ourselves into Existence: Introduction to Lesbian Novelists,” LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia. Ed. John C. Hawley.Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2009.
Editorials, Interviews, and Reviews
- Legler, Gretchen. Personal Interview. Southeast Review Online, 10 Oct. 2009. http://southeastreview.org/2009/10/gretchen-legler.html
- “Another Case of ‘Only Trouble is Interesting’” (Editorial-Guest Columnist), The Paris News. 3 Feb. 2009. Print.
- Shomer, Enid. Personal Interview. Southeast Review Online, 19 Jan. 2008. http://www.southeastreview.org/2008/shomer.php
- Wolff, Tobias. Personal Interview. The Southeast Review, 23.2 (2005). 151-158. Print.
- Rev. of The Stars At Noon: Poems from the Life of Jacqueline Cochran by Enid Shomer. The Southeast Review, 23.1 (2004). 175-176.