Dr. Lance Wilder, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of British & Irish Studies at UGA, In addition to more general matters of Romantic and Victorian literature and culture, his teaching and research interests include exotic and racial otherness in British literature, religion, intersections of the literary and (particularly Renaissance) visual arts, and food and culture. He is currently a representative of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences to the UGA University Council. On the University Council, he also currently serves on the standing Committee on Facilities and also on the Executive Committee. He is currently an At-Large Member of the Executive Committee of Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Honor Society (UGA Chapter) and has served on a variety of commissions and boards of directors for local non-profit organizations.
Dr. Wilder specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, both Romantic and Victorian, but teaches a range of courses both in and out of that period. He has published on both Romantic and Victorian literature, particularly on Matthew Arnold, William Wordsworth, and the Roma / Gypsies, and he has presented work at conferences in the U. S., Italy, and the U. K. He is currently working on several projects, including a book on Gypsies in nineteenth-century British poetry; an article on Algernon Charles Swinburne and Matthew Arnold; a piece on sexuality in W. B. Yeats and the Old Testament; on Nella Larson and the transgressiveness of African-American identity; on William Faulkner, language, and post-modernity.
He is also, some terms, a resident faculty instructor and mentor for the UGA @ Oxford program.