Timothy WILSON


Timothy WILSON
Part-time professor

Work E-mail: twilson@uOttawa.ca

Tim Wilson


Current Research:

My current research concentrates on the political and aesthetic implications of Friedrich Nietzsche’s early writings, with a particular emphasis on how his confrontation with Plato points to a reversal of the latter’s denigration of poetry.

University Degrees:

1998 – PhD, English, University of University of Ottawa
1994 – MA, English, University of New Brunswick
1991 – BA, General Studies, Brock University

Fields of Interest:

• Sixteenth-Century Literature
• Literary Theory
• Comparative Literature


• 1998 – Various positions, Government of Canada
• 1994 – Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa

Selected Publications:

“Nietzsche’s Early Political Thinking II: ‘The Greek State’”
Minerva 17 (2013): 171-216

“Nietzsche’s Early Political Thinking: ‘Homer on Competition’”
Minerva 9 (2005): 177-235

“The Aesthetics of the Good Physician: Plato’s Philosopher-Ruler,
More’s Hythloday, and Spenser’s Immeritô” English Studies in Canada. 28
(2002): 7-30

Recent Courses Taught:

Critical Theory (ENG 3375)
Literature and Ideology (ENG 2137)
English Literature Before 1700 (ENG 1122)
English Literature Since 1700 (ENG 1123)
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction (ENG 1120)
Literature and Composition II: Poetry and Drama (ENG 1121)

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