There is no end to the global interest in Oscar Wilde’s life and writings. An explosion of biographies, critical studies, adaptations, exhibitions, operas, and films has continued to stoke that interest and to show us new facets of Wilde and his world. This lecture will present some of the highlights of recent works and raise the question, “Why Wilde–and why now?”
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Cost: $25, Member cost: $20 Make reservations online or call 215-438-1861
Margaret D. Stetz is the Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware. In 2015, she was named by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine to its list of the top 25 women in higher education. As well as being author of books such as British Women’s Comic Fiction, 1890-1990 and Facing the Late Victorians, she has published more than 120 essays in journals and edited volumes. She has also been curator or co-curator of thirteen exhibitions on gender, art, literature, and print culture–most recently, of one on Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia at the Rosenbach in 2015; one on the poet Richard Le Gallienne at the Liverpool Central Library in 2016, and one called Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware Library in 2017.
2019 – The Year of Oscar Wilde at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. The Mansion is please to present three Oscar Wilde Victorian Theatre Productions and “Oscar Wilde Gone Wilde” by Margaret D. Stetz.