Michael Wilson

Associate Professor - Arts And Humanities
 
972-883-2080
JO 5604
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - History
Cornell University - 1993
M.A. - History
Cornell University - 1987
B.A. - Cultural Studies
Hampshire College - 1984

Research Areas

Modern European cultural, intellectual, and social history; history of gender and sexuality; historiography.

Publications

'Capped with Hope, Clad in Youth, Shod in Courage': Masculinity and Marginality in Fin-de-Siecle Paris in Christopher Forth & Elinor Accampo, eds., Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siecle France: Bodies, Minds, and Gender (Palgrave, 2010) 2010 - Publication
The Eccentric Masculinity of Aristide Bruant in Donna Ryan & April Shelford, eds., 2008 Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Vol. 36 (University of Michigan, 2009) 2009 - Publication
`The Despair of Unhappy Love': Pederasty and Popular Fiction in the Belle Epoque in Peter Cryle & Christopher Forth, eds., Sexuality at the Fin-de-Siecle: The Makings of a Central Problem (University of Delaware Press, 2008) 2008 - Publication
Suspect Physiognomy: The Male Prostitute in Belle Epoque Print Culture in Kathryn Edwards & Carol Harrison, eds., 2006 Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Vol. 34 (University of Michigan, 2007) 2007 - Publication
Visual Culture: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis? in Vanessa R. Schwartz & Jeannene Przyblyski, eds., The Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture Reader (Routledge 2004) 2004 - Publication
Thoughts on the History of Sexuality, William & Mary Quarterly 3rd series, Vol. 60 (January 2003) 2003 - Publication
Drames d'amour des pederastes: Male Same-Sex Sexuality in Belle Epoque Print Culture, The Journal of Homosexuality Vol. 41, No. 3/4; reprinted in Jeffrey Merrick & Michael Sibalis, eds., Homosexuality in French History and Culture (Haworth Press, 2002) 2002 - Publication
Portrait of the Artist as a Louis XIII Chair: Staging Bohemian Identity in Fin-de-Siecle Montmartre in Gabriel P. Weisberg, ed., Montmartre and the Making of Mass Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2002) 2002 - Publication
Swishing on the Boulevards Exterieures: Representations of Male Same-Sex Desire in Fin-de- Siecle Popular Culture in Barry Rothaus, ed., Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Vol. 26 (University Press of Colorado, 2000) 2000 - Publication
'To Feel Is Such a Career': Gender and Vocation in The Tragic Muse in Peggy McCormack, ed., Questioning the Master: Gender and Sexuality in the Writing of Henry James (University of Delaware Press, 2000) 2000 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [2008–2015]
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2008]
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2004]
Associate Professor of Historical Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1998–Present]
Assistant Professor of Historical Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1992–1998]
Lecturer in European History
Princeton University [1991–1992]

Additional Information

Professional recognition
  •  Residential Fellowship, Winter-Spring 2005, Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
Personal Statement
 Dr. Michael Wilson's research centers on the history of mass consumption, the avant-garde, and artistic subcultures as well as the history of gender and sexuality. He has published articles on Henry James, the World's Fair of 1900, Parisian bohemia, and visual culture. After teaching at Cornell and Princeton Universities, he came to UT Dallas in 1992. Dr. Wilson served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies from 1999 to 2004 and from 20080 to 2015; he was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies from 2006 to 2008.