James A. Wilson
  • Title
    • Teaching Professor (Senate Faculty) Emeritus
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Humanities Division
    • Writing Program
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  • Mail Stop Cowell Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses Cowell 80A, ELWR-sat and unsat, & 80B; Writing 20, 21, and 23; Writing 2; Writing 106; Writing 109; Writing 161; Writing 163; Writing 203

Summary of Expertise

Modern European literary, artistic, intellectual, and political movements (especially of France, Italy, and Spain); poetry of Ezra Pound; Provencal; Chinese poetry and philosophy; translation; argument in popular culture; the rhetoric of sports; contemporary France and Italy; composition pedagogy.

Research Interests

Modernism; translation; poetry of Ezra Pound; field work on current French and Italian cultural issues; multilingual pedagogy

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., UC Berkeley (Comparative Literature: British & American Modernism, French & Chinese Medievalism)

Teaching Interests

Public speaking; argument in popular culture; medical and mental health, including addiction and recovery; the rhetoric of sports; contemporary France and Italy; courses for ELWR-unsatisfied and ESL, L2, Generation 1.5, and international students.