Wilcox teaches British Literature I, Shakespeare, Modern Drama, and Advanced Literary Study. Dr. Wilcox received his Ph.D. in 1989, specializing in eighteenth-century British literature. While at Minnesota, he co-authored two textbooks, published essays on Shakespeare and Edward Gibbon, and wrote his dissertation, Interwoven Lives: The Letters of Samuel Johnson, two chapters of which were later revised for publication. He also published poems, short stories, and many drama and book reviews.
Since coming to Elmhurst, Dr. Wilcox has published essays, conference talks, book reviews, and an encyclopedia article, focusing primarily on essayist and biographer Samuel Johnson and on the radical eighteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Inchbald. In 2003, he served as president of the Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. In May 2016, Broadview Press published his critical classroom edition of Johnson’s Life of Richard Savage, co-edited with Dr. Nicholas Seager, Keele University, England. Dr. Wilcox has also published a number of poems, written lyrics for two song cycles, and had two plays performed, Saving Nineveh and Dostoyevsky’s Gamble.