Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives

Joseph Bristow
University of Toronto Press, 28 2013 . - : 408

The most significant resource for any researcher wishing to understand the finer details of Oscar Wildes remarkable career, the Oscar Wilde and His Circle archive at the University of California, Los Angeles houses the worlds largest collection of materials relating to the life and work of the gifted Irish writer. Wilde Discoveries brings together thirteen studies based on research done in this archive that span the course of Wildes work and shed light on previously neglected aspects of Wildes lively and varied professional and personal life.

This volume offers fresh approaches to well-known works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray while paying serious attention to his lesser known writings and activities, including his earliest attempts at emulating the English Romantics, his editing of Womans World, and his fascination with anarchism. A detailed introduction by the volume editor ties the essays together and illustrates the distinctive evolution of research on this great writers extraordinary career.




List of Figures
Or Why Portrait of Ellen Terry Appeared in The Womans World
Wilde Newman and the Fiction
Oscar Wildes Poetic Injustice inThe Picture of DorianGray NEILHULTGREN Part Four
Ulysses18921922 LOIS CUCULLU
A Genetic Performative
Transgressive Props or Oscar Wildes Earnest Signifier


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