Aimee Wilson, PhD

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Bailey Hall
Room 205D
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7574


Office hours: T/Th 1:15pm - 2:15pm
                       By appointment


Ph.D., English, Florida State University

M.A., English, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Program in Language, Society and Cultural Studies, University of Sevilla


Aimee Wilson has more than a decade of teaching experience, both at large, state flagship institutions like KU and small universities that focus on first-generation college students. She uses this experience to develop innovative courses that emphasize cultural, political, and global perspectives on literature. Her classes are actively inclusive of marginalized voices, be that due to class, race, gender, sexuality, or ability.


Aimee Wilson is a literary critic focused on gender and twentieth century transatlantic literature. Her first book, Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control (Bloomsbury 2016), analyzes connections between women writers and the early birth control movement in the United States and England. In it, she reveals ways in which literature re-inscribed women into debates about reproduction from which they were excluded. Her current research examines the relationship between masculinity and reproduction in modernist literature, with particular attention to the ramifications of this relationship for women writers.

Selected Publications

Wilson, A. A. (2019). Writing. In , Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st Century Feminist Theory (pp. 181-192). Bloomsbury.

Wilson, A. A. (2018). Guest editor of special issue on 'Harassment' . American Book Review. 39, no. 4

Wilson, A. A. (2018). Pregnancy in Faulkner's Artist Novels: Masculinity, Sexology, and Creativity in Interwar America. Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945., 14, 1-31.

Wilson, A. A. (2017). A Century of Reading Time: From Modernist Novels to Contemporary Comics. In , Popular Modernism and Its Legacies (pp. 231-245). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Wilson, A. A. (2016). Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control, Bloomsbury Academic.

Wilson, A. A. (2014). Southern Mother, Lethal Fetus; Or How Birth Control Makes a Modernist Out of Flannery O’Connor. Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, 47(3), 407-430.

Wilson, A. A. (2013). Modernism, Monsters, and Margaret Sanger. Modern Fiction Studies, 59(2), 440-460.

Selected Work

Selected Presentations

Wilson, A. A. (06/30/2018). Midwifery and Ezra Pound. Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. Greeley, CO

Wilson, A. A. (05/31/2018). Faulkner and Sexology. American Literature Association. San Francisco

Wilson, A. A. (06/30/2017). Time, Space, and ‘the new Vita’. International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Reading, UK

Wilson, A. A. (05/31/2017). Faulkner’s ‘incomplete gestations’: Masculinity and Pregnancy in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem . Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. Oxford, MS

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