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Eric G. Wilson

Eric G. Wilson is the Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest University, where he teaches British and American Romanticism. He has published several books and articles on a variety of subjects, including the phenomenology of ice, the psychology of android-building, Gnosticism and contemporary film, and the cinema of David Lynch. His most recent book, Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy—an L.A. Times bestseller—questions America’s addiction to happiness and explores the power of melancholy.