Jeffrey R. Wilson

Jeffrey R. Wilson

Instructional Design Lead, Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
  • Region: England; United States
  • Time: 16th Century; 17th Century
  • Theme: British Literature; Cultural History; Intellectual History; Renaissance; Shakespeare; Social History

Jeffrey R. Wilson is a teacher-scholar at Harvard University. He is the author of three books: Richard III’s Bodies from Medieval England to Modernity: Shakespeare and Disability History (2022), Shakespeare and Game of Thrones (2021), and Shakespeare and Trump (2020). As an Instructional Design Lead in the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, he creates courses and events for Harvard Online. From 2014-22, he taught the “Why Shakespeare?” course in the Harvard College Writing Program. 

Wilson's research on Shakespeare and modernity has appeared in journals such as Modern Language QuarterlyGenreCollege LiteratureShakespeareEnglish Language NotesMedieval and Renaissance Drama in EnglandLaw and the HumanitiesDisability Studies QuarterlyEarly Modern Literary StudiesMosaic, and Crime, Media, Culture. His work has been featured on CNNNPRMSNBCNew York TimesSalonJSTOR DailyZocalo Public SquareAcademeCounterPunchThe Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Harvard Gazette. He has been a guest on series such as the Folger Library’s Shakespeare UnlimitedShakespeare Hour LIVEShakespeare for AllTwice BlestThe State of Shakespeare, and Marvel Movie Minute. On Twitter @DrJeffreyWilson.

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