Miranda Wilson, Associate Chair
Director of Undergraduate Studies
209 Memorial Hall
Miranda Wilson received her BA from Carleton College and her MA and PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to her arrival at UD, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Arlington.
Dr. Wilson specializes in the literature and culture of the English Renaissance, with particular interests in the material intersections of technology, law, and medicine. Her current book project, Dark Works: Poisoning, Epistemology, and Doubt in Early Modern England, argues that by forcing new interpretations of physical objects and actions, depictions of poisoning and poisoners in the period call into question the means whereby individuals know and understand the world around. Along with her work on poisoning, Dr. Wilson has published on Margaret Cavendish's use of architectural theories, horticultural grafting in Shakespeare, and Renaissance fantasies of bodily and temporal regulation.
Professor Wilson's research and teaching interests include material cultural, gender and sexuality studies, the history of science and medicine, and the distinctions between the inanimate and the animate in early modern England.
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