Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives

Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives

by Joseph Bristow

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ISBN-13: 9781442665705
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 408
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Joseph Bristow is a professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Preface and Acknowledgments

Notes on Contributors


PART I - Romanticism, Nihilism, and Revivalism: Oscar Wilde, 1874-1882

1 Oscar Wilde and the Importance of Being Romantic - Chris Foss (University of Mary Washington)

2 Reconsidering Wilde’s Vera; or, the Nihilists- Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis)

3 Misrecognizing Wilde: Media and Performance on the American Tour of 1882 - Gregory Castle (Arizona State University)


4 The Aesthetic Character of Oscar Wilde’s Woman’s World - Molly Youngkin (Loyola Marymount University)

5 Oscar Wilde, Aesthetic Dress, and the Modern Woman: Or Why Sargent’s Portrait of Ellen Terry Appeared in Woman’s World - Loretta Clayton (Macon State College)

PART III -  Faith, Belief, and Fiction: Oscar Wilde, 1889-1891

6 Sexual Gnosticism: The Procreative Code of “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” - James Campbell (University of Central Florida)

7 Reading and Re-reading: Wilde, Newman, and the Fiction of Belief - Rachel Ablow (New York State University at Buffalo)

8 Oscar Wilde’s Poetic Injustice in The Picture of Dorian Gray - Neil Hultgren (California State University)

Part IV: Translation, Performance, and Fashion: Oscar Wilde and the Stage

9 Wilde’s French - William A. Cohen – (University of Maryland)

10 Fashioning the Modern Woman’s Sexual Turn from Salomé to Ulysses, 1892-1922 - Lois Cucullu (University of Minnesota)

11 Oscar Wilde’s Anadoodlegram: A Genetic, Performative Reading of An Ideal Husband - John Paul Riquelme (Boston University)

12 Transgressive Props; or Oscar Wilde’s E(a)rnest Signifier - Felicia J. Ruff (Wagner College)

Part V - Modern Quests for Oscar Wilde

13 Christopher Millard’s Mysterious Book: Oscar Wilde, Baron Corvo, and the Unwritten Quest - Ellen Crowell (Saint Louis University)


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