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Cheryl Wilson: School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Cheryl A. Wilson , Ph.D.

Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences
English | School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Cheryl Wilson
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Greenspring Campus

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  • Ph.D. English, University of Delaware
  • M.A. English, University of Delaware
  • B.A. English, SUNY Geneseo

Professional Experience

  • Stevenson University (2016- )
  • Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Professor, English
  • University of Baltimore (2010-2016)
  • Chair, School of Communications Design
  • B.A. Program Director, English
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2005-2010)
  • M.A. Program Director, English
  • Assistant Professor, English


My primary research area is Nineteenth-Century British Literature and performance studies, and I am interested in exploring how the lived experiences of performance can be translated into narrative.  I present my work regularly at the North American Studies Association Conference (NAVSA) and serve on the boards of the 18th- & 19th-Century British Women Writers Association and Midwest Victorian Studies Association. I am also working on several projects that combine gender studies and critical studies in higher education to look at topics such as mentoring and creating a work-life friendly campus.  


BOOKS, Single-Authored

Wilson, Cheryl A. Jane Austen and the Victorian Heroine. London: Palgrave, 2017.

Wilson, Cheryl A. Fashioning the Silver Fork Novel. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012.

Wilson, Cheryl A. Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Jane Austen to the New Woman, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

BOOKS, Collaborations and Editing

Koppes Bryan, Laura with Cheryl A. Wilson, Shaping Work-Life Culture in Higher Education. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Wilson, Cheryl A. ed. Byron: Heritage and Legacy. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008.

Stetz, Margaret D. and Cheryl A. Wilson, eds. Michael Field and Their World. High Wycombe: Rivendale Press, 2007.


“Boundless Partnership: Nineteenth Century Literature and Dance.” Literature Compass. (December 2016). Invited Contribution.

"The Arrival of the Waltz in England." BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. (2016). Invited Contribution.

“Bodily Sensations in the Conversion Poetry of Michael Field.” Victorian Poetry 52.2 (2016): 179-98.

“Margaret Oliphant Becomes a Heroine: Tracing a Literary Tradition.” Nineteenth-Century Prose 43.1/2 (Spring/Fall 2016): 245-62.

“‘Something like mine’: Catherine Hutton, Jane Austen, and Feminist Recovery Work.” Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation. 58.2 (2015): 151-64.

“Dancing with Jane Austen: History and Practice in the Classroom.” Persuasions Online 34.2 (Spring 2014). Web.

“‘A Dream of Motion’: Global Dance in Victorian Literature and Culture.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 34.4 (2012): 341-57.

“Mona Caird’s Dancing Daughters.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 8.1 (2012). Web.

“Embodying Victorian Literature in the Urban Classroom.” Victorians Institute Journal 39 (2011): 29-46.

“‘Twas the Night Before Waterloo: Narrating the Nation in Vanity Fair.” Victorians: A Journal of  Culture and Literature 120 (2011): 129-40.

“Placing the Margins: Literary Reviews, Pedagogical Practices, and the Canon of Victorian Women’s Writing.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 28.1 (2009): 57-74.

“Almack’s and the Silver-Fork Novel.” Women’s Writing 16.2 (2009): 237-52.

“Politicizing Dance in Late-Victorian Women’s Poetry.” Victorian Poetry 46.2 (2008): 191-206.

Bride and Prejudice: A Bollywood Comedy of Manners.” Literature/Film Quarterly 34.4 (2006): 323-31.

“From the Drawing Room to the Stage: Performing Sexuality in Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet.” Women’s Studies (2006): 285-305.


“Academic Leaders Shaping Work-Life Culture.” (with Laura Koppes Bryan) The Department Chair (2015) Invited Contribution.

“LEAD: Steps for Shaping a Culture Supportive of Work and Life Satisfaction.” (with LauraKoppes Bryan) Dean and Provost (2015).

“Women, Work-Life, and Higher Education Leadership.” (with Laura Koppes Bryan) Women in Higher Education 23.11 (2014): 6-7.


19th-Century British Literature

Women's Literature

Young Adult Literature

Women's Studies

Research Methods


Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, "Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries" (2012).

Faculty Distinguished Service Award, University of Baltimore, College of Arts & Sciences (2015)

Faculty Distinguished Scholarly Work Award, University of Baltimore, College of Arts & Sciences (2014)

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