Aimee Armande Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control (Bloomsbury 2016). She specializes in twentieth century literature, particularly transatlantic modernism, feminist theory, and reproduction. Her current book project examines the relationship between writing, masculinity, and pregnancy.  ​


Ph.D., English, Florida State University, 2014

MA, English, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, 2008

BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004



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

  • Named one of the best non-fiction books of the year by Entropy Magazine

  • Reviewed in Times Literary Supplement and Virginia Woolf Bulletin

  • Paperback edition, June 2017

Journal Articles

“Faulkner’s Queer Pregnancies: Creation and Procreation in Interwar America.” Forthcoming in The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945.

“Modernism, Monsters, and Margaret Sanger.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 59, no. 2, 2013, pp. 440-60.

“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.

Book Chapters

“Writing.” In Bloomsbury Companion to Feminist Theory. Edited by Robin Truth Goodman. Bloomsbury. Forthcoming.

“A Century of Reading Time: From Modernist Novels to Contemporary Comics.” In Popular Modernisms: Then and Now. Edited by Scott Ortolano. Bloomsbury. In press. Anticipated Nov. 2017.

“Under the Guise of Tradition: Female Circumcision and Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery.’” In Making Literature Matter. Edited by John Schilb and John Clifford. Bedford St. Martin’s, 4th and 5th eds., 2008, 2012.

Book Review

Review of Hijacking Sustainability: Capitalism, Militarism, and the Struggle for Collective Life, by Adrian Parr (MIT Press). symploké, vol. 18, no. 1-2, 2010, pp. 387-389.

Reference Book Entry

“Humanism.” Perspectives on the Short Story. Edited by Caitlin Newcomer and Scott Ortolano. 2nd edition, Pearson, 2013, pp. 259-62.

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