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Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson

I began my PhD studies at Concordia in September 2016 after completing an MA at York University. Since arriving in Montreal, my work has included a part-time instructorship in the English composition department, as well as a research assistantship with Dr. Omri Moses.

My primary research interests include nineteenth-century literature, disability studies, mad studies, genre and popular fiction, comics studies, as well as cognitivist approaches to literature, and literary approaches to cognitive theory. I have proposed a thesis project focused on the representation of cognitive disability and neurodiversity in detective fiction.

During my time at Concordia, I have become far more interested and invested in teaching, particularly composition, and I hope to propose and teach a course on disability, mental illness, and comics later on in my degree.

When I am not writing, grading, or reading essays, I am working on small pieces of visual and textile art, drinking too much tea, and/or writing bad poetry.

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