Dr Frank Wilson

Dr Frank Wilson

Head of the School of Humanities

  • Email address F.P.Wilson@wlv.ac.uk
  • Phone number 01902 3478
  • Location Housman Building - MX103; George Wallis Building - MK503
  • Faculty Faculty of Arts
  • Institute School of Humanities
  • Areas of expertise

    Late 17th- and 18th-Century Literature

Frank Wilson was lured away from the New York Yankees, real bagels and that city’s other delights by the bright lights of Wolverhampton. In addition to leading the School of Humanities, he lectures in English on its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 

Defoe; 18th-Century literature – particularly satire; 17th-Century poetry; Milton; literature related to English Civil War.

The Defoe Society
The British Society for 18th-Century Studies
The American Society for 18th-Century Studies
Phi Beta Kappa Society of North America

PhD in English Literature - University of York

Most recent:
Literary Research:
‘The Dark Side of Utopia: Misanthropy and the Chinese Prelude in Defoe’s Lunar Journey’, Comparative Critical Studies 5.2 (2008): 193-208. ISSN 1744-1854.

‘“Such Things in His Words”: The Poetry in Bacon’s New Science’, Language and Literature 13. 1 (2004): 195-215.

Pedagogic Research:
Edited Book:
Designing, Moderating, and Assessing Online Discussion Activities for English Studies: A User’s Guide to Virtual Learning Environments (co-edited with Dr. Benjamin Colbert and Dr. Rosie Miles). London: English Subject Centre. 2010.

'Designing and Assessing Online Learning in English Literary Studies' (co-authored with Dr. Benjamin Colbert and Dr. Rosie Miles), Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 6.1 (February 2006), 74-89. ISSN 1474-0222 (print) / ISSN 1741-265X (online).