Emily Wilson

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Emily Wilson
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Born Emily Rose Caroline Wilson
1971 (age 45–46)
Oxford, United Kingdom
Occupation Scholar, professor, writer, translator
Children 3
Website https://www.classics.upenn.edu/people/emily-wilson

Emily Rose Caroline Wilson (born 1971) is a British classicist and Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania.[1][2] She is the daughter of A. N. Wilson[3] and Katherine Duncan-Jones,[4] and the sister of the food writer Bee Wilson.[5]

A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford in 1992 (BA in Literae Humaniores, Classical Literature and Philosophy), she undertook her MPhil in English Renaissance Literature (1994) at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and her Doctorate (2001) in Classical and Comparative Literature at Yale University.[1] In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance & Early Modern scholarship (Rome Prize).[6]

Wilson is a book reviewer for The Times Literary Supplement,[7] the London Review of Books,[8] and The New Republic.[9] She is the classics editor for the Norton Anthologies of World Literature and Western Literature.[10][11]


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  1. ^ a b Emily R. Wilson, University of Pennsylvania.
  2. ^ "Wilson, Emily - emilyw | University of Pennsylvania | Department of English". English.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  3. ^ Wesley Yang "‘Highbrow Fight Club’", New York Observer, 20 December 2004
  4. ^ Matthew Reisz "The family business", Times Higher Education, 26 July 2012
  5. ^ "Beatrice D. Wilson (I18438)", Stanford.edu
  6. ^ "American Academy of Rome; Fellows - Affiliated Fellows - Residents 1990-2010". Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Search TLS Online Archive". Timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Search · LRB". lrb.co.uk. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  9. ^ https://newrepublic.com/authors/emily-wilson.
  10. ^ "The Norton Anthology of Western Literature". wwnorton.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Norton Anthology of World Literature". wwnorton.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.