Tamara Wilson: Faculty and Staff
Research, Professional and Creative Activity:
- Published “Keeping Buffy in the Classroom– Well, At Least It Isn’t High School.” Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts. McFarland
- Published “Opening the Gate to Women’s Country: Beyond Personal Introspection.” The Utopian Fantastic. Praeger.
- Presented at Women in Leadership Roles in Popular Culture “‘It’s All About Power’”– from The PowerPuff Girls to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Oxford Roundtable on Women and Leadership. Oxford, England
- Presented a number of papers for the International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts and the Popular Culture Conference on topics such as classroom response to feminist utopias; female heroes; the works of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse) and Shakespeare in the contemporary classroom
- Studied at the Shakespeare Folger Library in Washington, D.C.
- Chaired numerous sessions at a variety of conferences, most recently (2013 & 2014), chairing sessions at PCAS composed of Flagler students and alumni.
- Mentored students for presentations at PCAS and Slayage conferences.
Professor Wilson received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, her M.A. in English Literature from San Jose State University and her B A. in English from Indiana University. Her dissertation on Shakespearean criticism is a manifestation of her enduring fascination with the works of the Bard. She has worked with the Theater Department on numerous Shakespearean productions. She plays Professor McGonagall in Flagler College’s annual Great Hall Dinner, as well as mentors sessions of Alohomora!, academic presentations on the Harry Potter series during Flagler College’s Harry Potter Week. She has a special interest in mythology, medieval and Renaissance literature (besides Shakespeare); her contemporary interests include popular culture, feminism, Northern California Writers and fantasy literature.
Teaching and Related Service:
Workstudy Coordinator, 2007-present
Dramaturge, Macbeth, 2014; As You Like It, 2012; Twelfth Night, 2000
Alohomora! Coordinator, 2013-14
Winner of Flagler College’s Life Raft Debate, 2012
Department Chair, 2009
Conference Co-Host: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, 2010
Colloquium in English Studies, Coordinator, 2008-12
Faculty Sponsor, Sigma Tau Delta, 2001-03
- Early British Literature
- American Literature
- Literary Criticism
- Western Literature
- Women’s Literature
- British Novel
- Renaissance Literature
- Selected Topics in Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Selected Topics in Folklore and Literature
Previously taught at:
- University of North Florida
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette