Michael Wilson

Associate Professor - Arts And Humanities
Associate Dean - Arts & Humanities, School of

Professional Preparation

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

Publications

The Eccentric Masculinity of Aristide Bruant in Donna Ryan & April Shelford, eds., 2008 Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Vol. 36 (forthcoming 2009, University of Michigan) 2009 - Publication
'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 (forthcoming 2009, Palgrave) 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–Present]
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]

Projects

Je m'occupe de politique: The Male Prostitute in Belle Epoque Print Culture
2006–2006 Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, Long Beach, California
Swishing on the Boulevards Extrieures: Representations of Male Same-Sex Desire in Fin-de-Sicle Popular Culture
1998–1998 Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Lesson of the Master: The Artist and Sexual Identity in Henry James.
1993–1993 Rethinking Gender and Sexual Politics: Henry James in the New Century [Henry James Sesquicentennial] New York University, New York City.
Queer Occurances in Fin-de-Sicle Paris
1996–1996 Invited Lecture, American University, Washington, D.C.
Being (Art) Historical: Confronting the Visual in an Age of Interdisciplinarity
1999–1999 Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, D.C.

Additional Information

Professional recognition
  • Residential Fellowship, Winter-Spring 2005, Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
Professional memberships
  • American Historical Association, 1988- present
  • Committee on Lesbian & Gay History, 1990- present
  • Society for French Historical Studies, 1991- present
  • Western Society for French History, 1991- present
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association, 1992- present
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association, 1992-present
  • Modern Language Association, 2000- present
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, as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies from 2006 to 2008; he is currently Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.