Eric Wilson

Eric WilsonDr. Eric Wilson

Professor of English


Office: C310 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-5746



PhD Graduate Center, City University of New York

MA Wake Forest University

BA Appalachian State University

Areas of Interest

American Culture and Mental Health

Transatlantic Romanticism

The Gothic

Literature and Psychology

Film and Religion

Western Esoteric Traditions

Humanism and Technology

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111 The Gothic

ENG 350 British Romantic Poets

ENG 372 American Romanticism

ENG 376 American Poetry Before 1900

ENG 746 Studies in British Romanticism

ENG 772 Studies in American Romanticism

Selected Publications

Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck; or, Why We Can’t Stop Looking at Terrible Things (New York: Sarah Crichton/ Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, forthcoming, 2012).

My Business Is To Create: Blake’s Infinite Writing (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011).

The Mercy of Eternity: A Memoir of Depression and Grace (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2010).

Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy (New York: Sarah Crichton/ Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008).

The Strange World of David Lynch: Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr (New York and London: Continuum International Publishing, 2007). 

The Melancholy Android: On the Psychology of Sacred Machines (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006). 

Secret Cinema: Gnostic Vision in Film (New York and London: Continuum International Publishing, 2006).

Additional Professional Information

Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Wilson

Dr. Wilson’s Personal Website

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