David Wilson-Okamura

David Scott Wilson-Okamura

Title: Professor
Office: Bate 2137
Phone: 252.328.6714
E-Mail: david@virgil.org


David Scott Wilson-Okamura taught medieval and Renaissance literature at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) for three years before joining the faculty at ECU in 2002. His first book, Virgil in the Renaissance, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 and received the Alexander McKay prize for the best Virgil book of 2010 and 2011. His second book, Spenser's International Style, was published in 2013, also from Cambridge University Press, and received the International Spenser Society's Isabel McCaffrey Medal for the best Spenser book of 2013 and 2014.


B.A. Stanford University 
M.A. University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Research Interests


Courses Taught

ENGL 6121: Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
ENGL 4090: Shakespeare's Tragedies
ENGL 4080: Shakespeare's Comedies
ENGL 4070: Shakespeare's Histories
ENGL 4050: English Renaissance
MRST 4000: Queen Elizabeth and The Faerie Queene 
GRBK 4000: Virgil
ENGL 3640: Literature and Religion
ENGL 3630: Bible as Literature
ENGL 3600: Classics: Homer to Dante
ENGL 3410: Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines 
ENLG 2000: Interpreting Literature
GRBK 2000: The Meaning of Life
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
ENGL 1000: Appreciating Literature

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Course Syllabi
Graduate Literature Program
Curriculum vitae