Dr Georgina Wilson, Jesus




Biographical Information

Georgina Wilson is an Bye Fellow and College Teaching Associate at Jesus College. Her research fuses literary studies with book history in sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century texts; she also teaches papers on Shakespeare, Tragedy, and Practical Criticism. Her current book project, entitled Paper and the Making of Literature in Early Modern England, shows how paper shapes literature both as a set of physical objects and as a discipline. She also works with contemporary artists and writers to explore how paper continues to shape literary production. She is co-editing, with Zachary Lesser, a special issue of Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies entitled The Politics of Book History: Then and Now, and writes regularly for the Time Literary Supplement. 

Research Interests

Paper and early modern literature, book history, literary bibliography, the history of reading, material texts.