Aimee Armande Wilson

Aimee Wilson
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Contact Info

325 Blake Hall


Aimee Wilson specializes in modernist literature, feminist and queer theory, and reproductive justice. Wilsonis the author of Masculine Pregnancies: Modernist Conceptions of Creativity and Legitimacy, 1918-1939 (SUNY 2023) and Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control (Bloomsbury 2016)Her writing has appeared in Modernism/modernity, Modern Fiction Studies, and symplokē, among other venues. She is currently working on a digital archive of an early twentieth-century magazine called the Birth Control Review.


Aimee Wilson has taught at a wide variety of higher-ed institutions, from large, state-flagship universities like KU to small colleges that focus on first-generation students. She uses this experience to develop innovative courses that emphasize cultural, political, and global perspectives on literature and theory.

Courses Taught at KU

Graduate Seminars

     Feminist Pedagogy

     Professionalization Seminar in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Upper-division Courses

     Feminist Research Methods

     Introduction to Feminist Theory

     Pregnancy in Modern Literature

     World Literature since 1900

Lower-division Courses

     Introduction to Medical Humanities

     Introduction to Humanities

Selected Publications

Wilson, Aimee Armande. “Writing.” Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st Century Feminist Theory, Bloomsbury, 2019, pp. 181–92.

Wilson, Aimee Armande. “Guest Editor of Special Issue on ‘Harassment’ .” American Book Review, vol. 39, no. 4, 2018.

Wilson, Aimee Armande. “Pregnancy in Faulkner’s Artist Novels: Masculinity, Sexology, and Creativity in Interwar America.” Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945., vol. 14, 2018, pp. 1–31.

Wilson, Aimee Armande. “A Century of Reading Time: From Modernist Novels to Contemporary Comics.” Popular Modernism and Its Legacies, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, pp. 231–45.

Wilson, Aimee Armande. Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Wilson, Aimee Armande. “Southern Mother, Lethal Fetus; Or How Birth Control Makes a Modernist Out of Flannery O’Connor.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, vol. 47, no. 3, 2014, pp. 407–30.

Wilson, Aimee Armande. “Modernism, Monsters, and Margaret Sanger.” Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 59, no. 2, 2013, pp. 440–60.

Selected Presentations

Wilson, A. A. (6/30/2018). Midwifery and Ezra Pound. Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. Greeley, CO

Wilson, A. A. (5/31/2018). Faulkner and Sexology. American Literature Association. San Francisco

Wilson, A. A. (6/30/2017). Time, Space, and ‘the new Vita’. International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Reading, UK

Wilson, A. A. (5/31/2017). Faulkner’s ‘incomplete gestations’: Masculinity and Pregnancy in If I Forget Thee, JerusalemSpace Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. Oxford, MS