Speculative Speakers Directory: Gregory Wilson

Gregory Wilson


Bronx New York City





Awards and Credentials: Associate Professor of English, St. John's University Member of MLA, ALSCW, RSA, CEA, Writers' Symposium, Codex, others Professional Author and Theater Critic Three-time St. John's competitive grant award winner Regular reader and panelist at ICFA, Readercon, Ad Astra, Gen Con, World Fantasy, Worldcon, numerous academic conferences (ALSCW, RSA, CEA, others) Dr. Gregory A. Wilson is currently an Associate Professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, having also taught at Boston University after receiving his Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University. He has presented papers and chaired panels at a number of national and international conferences and published many academic articles on subjects ranging from Renaissance drama to the work of James Joyce in journals such as The CEA Critic (published by Widener University) and The Upstart Crow (from Clemson University), along with chapters in essay collections on Virginia Woolf and expressions of authority in early modern England. His first book, The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque, was published by Clemson University Press in 2007. Dr. Wilson has designed and regularly teaches courses in fantasy fiction, science fiction, Renaissance drama, revenge tragedy, the short novel and creative writing. He is also a theater critic for one of the largest theater websites in the world, CurtainUp, and regularly reviews shows in New York City. On the creative side, he has won an award for a national playwriting contest, and his first novel, a work of fantasy entitled The Third Sign, was published by Gale Cengage in the summer of 2009. He is a regular panelist at conferences across the country and is a member of Codex, the Writers' Symposium, Backspace, and several other author groups on and offline. He is currently in the process of submitting his second and third novels, Icarus and Grayshade respectively, to publishers, represented in this effort by Roger Williams of New England Publishing Associates. On other related fronts, he did character work and flavor text for the hit fantasy card game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, and along with fellow speculative fiction author Brad Beaulieu is the co-host of the podcast Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans, a show which discusses (and interviews the creators and illustrators of) speculative fiction of all sorts and types. He lives with his family in Riverdale, NY.

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