Wilde Publications

[Posted 08.iv.2017]

Danielle Guérin-Rose announces the publication of Rue des Beaux Arts no. 59:

Il s’oriente autour de plusieurs axes : l’Amérique, l’opéra, et Dorian Gray.
L’Amérique, Wilde s’y promène entre l’éditorial, “Devenir Oscar”, la bibliographie, une pièce de théâtre, “Mickle Street” qui traite de la rencontre entre Walt Whitman et Oscar Wilde, et le mot de la fin du “Signé Oscar Wilde”.
Du côté de l’opéra, la compositrice Mariana Ungureanu, nous fait l’honneur d’une interview (par Adrien Alix) pour présenter en avant-première son oeuvre “Dorian Gray, a quest for Eternal Youth”.  Opéra toujours, avec l’article de Tine Englebert, qui nous parle de la conférence donnée au Petit Palais par Emmanuel Reibel sur le thème “Wilde et l’Opéra”.
Dorian n’est pas seulement le héros de l’opéra de Mariana Ungureanu, il est aussi l’objet de l’article de Claudine Sagaert : “Beauté et Laideur dans Le Portrait de Dorian Gray”
Enfin, une jeune artiste, Juliette Frelon, nous donne à contempler son chef d’œuvre enluminé qu’elle a consacré au “Géant Egoïste”. Ne le manquez pas.

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[Posted 06.iv.2017]

We are pleased to announce the publication by Cambridge Scholars of Annette Magid (ed.): Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place,His Penetrating Philosophy and  His Influential Aestheticism.

This contains the following:

Preface ………………………………………………………………………………………….. ix

Acknowledgements …………………………………………………………………….. xviii

PART I: HIS WORLDLY PLACE

Chapter One ……………………………………………………………………………………. 2

Oscar Wilde and the Passion of the Absurd

LINDA ARCHER

Chapter Two …………………………………………………………………………………. 16

 “‘The Sordid Shame of the Great City’: Sexuality and Aesthetics in Oscar Wilde’s Representations of London”

OLIVER BUCKTON

Chapter Three ……………………………………………………………………………….. 41

The Soul of Man under Aestheticism: Wilde’s Continuing Impact on Queer Activism

DEJAN KUZMANOVIC

Chapter Four …………………………………………………………………………………. 64

Oscar Wilde’s Worldliness:Lecturing in America

ANNETTE M.MAGID

PART II:HIS PENETRATING PHILOSOPHY

Chapter Five …………………………………………………………………………………. 80

Wilde’s Stories: Lyrical and Universal Epitome of Adult Indifference to Children’s Suffering

SEMA EGE

Chapter Six …………………………………………………………………………………. 116 Celebrity, (Auto)biography and Failure in Wilde’s De Profundis

PIERPAOLO MARTINO

Chapter Seven ……………………………………………………………………………… 134

The Judas Kiss, Gross Indecency, Velvet Goldmine:The Postmodern Masks of Oscar Wilde

HEATHER MARCOVITCH

Chapter Eight ………………………………………………………………………………. 155 Reclaiming the Fisherman: Soul Searching and the Subversive in Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales

ARIANA MASHILKER

Part III: HIS INFLUENTIAL AESTHETICISM

Chapter Nine ………………………………………………………………………………. 188

Two Mysterious Portraits: Gogol and Wilde on Art and Artists

ANASTASIA G. PEASE

Chapter Ten ………………………………………………………………………………… 204

“The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” and Oscar Wilde’s Revisionist History of Same-Sex Desire

FREDERICK D.KING

Chapter Eleven ……………………………………………………………………………. 228

Oscar Wilde Stands Uneasy: The Individual and Aestheticism

LINDA MAUREEN GORDON

Chapter Twelve …………………………………………………………………………… 256

Breathing New Life into Legends: Oscar Wilde and the Doctrines of the Aesthetic Movement

MOIRA DIMAURO-JACKSON

Contributors ………………………………………………………………………………… 283

Index………………………………………………………………………………………….. 286

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[Posted 23.iii.2017]

We are pleased to announce the publication by Palgrave Macmillan of Michael Y. Bennett (ed.): Philosophy and Oscar Wilde.  This contains the following essays:

Simon Reader: Wilde at Oxford: A Truce with Facts
Philip E. Smith: Oscar Wilde’s Philosophy of History
Bruce Bashford: ‘Even Things That Are True Can Be Proved’: Oscar Wilde on Argument
Jerusha McCormack:  Oscar Wilde: As Daoist Sage
Melissa Knox: Homo Ludens: Oscar Wilde’s Philosophy
S.I.Salamensky: The Figure of the Jew as Key to Oscar Wilde’s Aesth-Ethos
Michael Y.Bennett: Wilde Thoughts on Philosophical Reference in An Ideal Husband: “An Ideal” Versus “The Ideal” Husband
Katherine O’Keefe: Oscar Wilde and G. F. Hegel: The Wildean Fairy Tale as Postcolonial Dialectic

This book is the first collection of essays to discuss Oscar Wilde’s love and vast knowledge of philosophy.  Over the past few decades, Oscar Wilde scholars have become increasingly aware of Wilde’s love and intimate knowledge of philosophy. Wilde’s “Oxford Notebooks” and his soon-to-be-published “Notebook on Philosophy” all point to Wilde not just as an aesthete, but also as a serious philosophical thinker. 

The aim of this collection is not to make the statement that Wilde was a philosopher, or that his works were philosophical tracts. Rather, it provides a space to explore any and all linkages between Wilde’s works and philosophical thought. Addressing a broad spectrum of philosophical matter, from classical philology to Daoism, ethics to aestheticism, this collection enriches the literature on Wilde and philosophy alike. 

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[Posted 05.iii.2017]

Andrea Selleri has uploaded a paper on Wilde and Maria Edgeworth on ACADEMIA.

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[Posted 02.ii.2017]

We are pleased to announce the publication of the fiftieth issue of The Wildean, the journal of the Oscar Wilde Society.  The Contents are:

Angela Kingston : The Mystery of the Poet’s Heart [Isola Wilde]
Merlin Holland : The Posthumous Reputation of Oscar Wilde
Geoff Dibb : The Incomparable and Ingenious History of Mr Cyril Graham [The Portrait of Mr W.H.]
Laura Lee : The Mysterious Mr Schwabe (Part Two)
Richard Whittington-Egan : Titans of the Nineties
Matthew Sturgis : From Cleopatra to Camma
Paul Kinsella : Review of Emer O’Sullivan: The Fall of the House of Wilde
Matthew Sturgis : Review of L’Impertinent absolu
Simon Wilson : Review of Inside: Reading Gaol
Geoff Dibb : Review of Liverpool’s Wild(e) Poet [Richard Le Gallienne]

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[Posted 07.i.2017]
We are pleased to announce that Rue des Beaux Arts no 58 is now on line at http://societeoscarwilde.fr/rue-des-beaux-arts-numero-58/.

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[Posted 14.xii.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication as an e-book available for reading on a Kindle machine the play The Brothers Wilde by Richard Woulfe.
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[Posted 09.xii.2016]

We are pleased to announce belatedly the publication of ‘Sex, Lies, and Poetry: The Ballad of Reading Gaol‘ by Peter Robinson, Cambridge Quarterly 2015 44: 299-320

AbstractThis article dwells upon instances of untrue statements in Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The colour of the executed trooper’s coat is given as ‘scarlet’ when it was blue, and his wife’s murder is portrayed as taking place ‘in bed’, when it happened at the street door of their house, or in the road nearby. The possibility that ‘each man’ does not kill ‘the thing he loves’ is addressed to explore complexities in Wilde’s art related to aesthetic-politics in ‘The Decay of Lying’ and the discovery that, after a fashion, Wilde had been telling the truth all along.

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[Posted 07.xii.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication of Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900 by Dominic Janes,  Chicago University Press.

Abstract

“I do not say you are it, but you look it, and you pose at it, which is just as bad,” Lord Queensbury challenged Oscar Wilde in the courtroom—which erupted in laughter—accusing Wilde of posing as a sodomite. What was so terrible about posing as a sodomite, and why was Queensbury’s horror greeted with such amusement? In Oscar Wilde Prefigured, Dominic Janes suggests that what divided the two sides in this case was not so much the question of whether Wilde was or was not a sodomite, but whether or not it mattered that people could appear to be sodomites. For many, intimations of sodomy were simply a part of the amusing spectacle of sophisticated life.

Oscar Wilde Prefigured is a study of the prehistory of this “queer moment” in 1895. Janes explores the complex ways in which men who desired sex with men in Britain had expressed such interests through clothing, style, and deportment since the mid-eighteenth century. He supplements the well-established narrative of the inscription of sodomitical acts into a homosexual label and identity at the end of the nineteenth century by teasing out the means by which same-sex desires could be signaled through visual display in Georgian and Victorian Britain. Wilde, it turns out, is not the starting point for public queer figuration. He is the pivot by which Georgian figures and twentieth-century camp stereotypes meet. Drawing on the mutually reinforcing phenomena of dandyism and caricature of alleged effeminates, Janes examines a wide range of images drawn from theater, fashion, and the popular press to reveal new dimensions of identity politics, gender performance, and queer culture.

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[Posted 23.ix.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication of the graphic novel Oscar Wilde FabulLeux, éditions Hazan, Paris 2016 by Patrick Chambon.  Préface de Merlin Holland, introduction de Pascal Aquien, professeur de littérature anglaise à la Sorbonne.
Oscar Wilde fabul(l)eux
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[Posted 08.ix.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication of Jane Lady Wilde’s Vanitas and Other Poems [as ‘Vanitas et autres poèmes’] in a French version by Claude Beausoleil (Trois Rivières, Québec: Les Ecrits des Forges).

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[Posted 03.ix.2016]
We are pleased to announce the publication of François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles (ed. & tr.): Oscar Wilde en Amérique: Les Interviews.  Paris: Bartillat
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[Posted 01.ix.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication of ‘“No Artist Has Ethical Sympathies”: Oscar Wilde, Aesthetics, and Moral Evolution’ by Caroline Sumpter, in Victorian Literature and Culture Volume 44, Number 3, 2016

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[Posted 30.viii.2016]
We are pleased to announce the publication of  Portraits de Dorian Gray, Le texte, le livre, l’image, by Xavier Giudicelli (Presses Universitaires de Paris – Sorbonne)

« Ce portrait en pied, inquiétant, d’un Dorian Gray hantera […] », écrit Stéphane Mallarmé à Oscar Wilde en avril 1891. The Picture of Dorian Gray, unique roman d’Oscar Wilde, conte l’histoire d’un portrait qui touche aux limites de la représentation. Le tableau s’inscrit dans le texte sous le mode de l’allusion, voire de l’absence. Toile trouée, centre vide autour duquel tout le roman s’articule, le portrait de Dorian Gray lance aux artistes un défi qu’ils ont été nombreux à tenter de relever.

Au croisement des études littéraires, de l’histoire du livre et des arts, cet ouvrage rend compte des métamorphoses d’un texte qui s’apparente à un mythe moderne et qui a connu une extraordinaire postérité. L’analyse de ces portraits de Dorian Gray permet également de retracer une histoire de la place de l’image dans le livre depuis la fin du XIXe siècle jusqu’au début du XXIe siècle, du livre de bibliophile des années 1920 au roman graphique contemporain. Peindre un portrait de Dorian Gray ne peut se faire que par références à des codes et des modèles esthétiques, offrant ainsi un aperçu de l’histoire des représentations au XXe siècle, des volutes Art Nouveau aux films expressionnistes, des portraits mondains aux « écorchés » de Bacon.

À travers l’étude d’un cas à la fois atypique et exemplaire, Xavier Giudicelli mène une réflexion sur les rapports qui se tissent entre texte et image au sein du livre. Texte et iconographie s’associent afin de proposer de nouvelles perspectives sur The Picture of Dorian Gray : la réflexion s’incarne dans l’objet même que ce livre constitue.

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[Posted 26.viii.2016]

A new Swedish edition of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime is announced for 2017.
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[Posted 22.viii.2016]
We are pleased to announce that ‘”Cultivated Idleness”: Carlyle, Wilde, and Victorian representations of creative labour’ by Rebecca N. Mitchell was published in Word & Image 17, June 2016.
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[Posted 03.viii.2016]
The August edition of Intentions, the newsletter of the English Oscar Wilde Society edited by Vanessa Heron, has now been posted out to members of the SocietyThis contains news of the Society’s recent and forthcoming events and short articles and reviews.
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[Posted 15.vii.2016]
We are pleased to announce two new editions of Wilde, The Portrait of Mr W.H. and  The Truth of Masks [translated into French by Michel Borel as ‘Oscar Wilde et Shakespeare: Le Portrait de M. W.H et La Vérité des Masques’] and Letters to the Daily Chronicle and The Ballad of Reading Gaol [translated into French by Michel Borel as ‘Oscar Wilde et la prison’].  Both volumes are published by the Société des écrivains, St Denis.
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[Posted 27.vi.2016]
We are pleased to announce that the latest edition (May 2016) of Etudes Anglaises is devoted to Oscar Wilde.
  • Xavier Giudicelli: Introduction
  • Joseph Bristow : Oscar Wilde, Ronald Gower, and the Shakespeare Monument
  • Michael Patrick Gillespie : The Branding of Oscar Wilde
  • Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada : Oscar Wilde’s Æsthetics in the Making: The Reviews of the Grosvenor Gallery exhibitions of 1877 and 1879
  • Nicholas Frankel : Portraiture in Oscar Wilde’s Fiction
  • Emily Eells : “La consolation des arts”: The Picture of Dorian Gray and Anglo-French Cultural Exchange
  • Shannon Wells-Lassagne : Picturing Dorian Gray: Portrait of an Adaptation
  • Marianne Drugeon : Æstheticism on the Wildean Stage
  • Gilles Couderc: Setting Oscar Wilde to Music
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[Posted 27.vi.2016]
We are pleased to announce Rue des Beaux Arts no.56, the journal published by the Société Oscar Wilde, freely available on line by clicking here.
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[Posted 23.vi.2016]
We are pleased to announce the publication of

Emer O’Sullivan: The Fall of the House of Wilde – Oscar Wilde and His Family.  London: Bloomsbury Publishing 2016.

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[Posted 12.vi.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication of
Graham Price: ‘Wilde and Hegel: Irish Peacock and Protestant Aquinas

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 [Posted 04.vi.2016]
We are pleased to announce the publication of

Philippe Corcuff: ‘Un art de vivre entre Karl Marx et Oscar Wilde’. Les Grands Dossiers des Sciences Humaines 43 June/July/August 2016 pp.50-1

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[Posted 10.v.2016]

Intentions The Newsletter of the Oscar Wilde Society (no.98, May 2016) has now been sent out to members of the Society.

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[Posted 08.v.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication of

Joey Franklin:  ‘The Critic as Artist: Oscar Wilde’s Aesthetic’, The Writer’s Chronicle, March/April 2016 pp.80-89.

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[Posted 06.v.2016]

We are pleased to announce the publication of

Sarah Balkin:  ‘Realizing Personality in The Importance of Being Earnest’, Modern Drama, University of Toronto Press, Journals Division, vol. 59, issue 1

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[Posted 19.ii.2016]

We are very pleased to announce the publication at the very end of 2015 of the monograph by our colleague Ilze Kačāne Oscar Wilde. Latvian “oscariana”, on the reception of Wilde’s creative writing in Latvia and Latvian literature.  The book opening event took place last week (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9uNtgzvtuA). Although the book is written in Latvian, there is a summary in the English language as well as three supplements of Wilde’s translations into Latvian that can be used by anglophone readers.

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[Posted 16.ii.2016]

A new French edition of Frank Harris’s Life and Confessions of Oscar Wilde has been published by La Dernière Goutte.  Please click here for details.

La vie et les confessions d’Oscar Wilde de Frank Harris

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[Posted 08.ii.2016]

Oscar Wilde’s Scandalous Summer: the 1894 Worthing Holiday and Its Aftermath, by Antony Edmonds. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, is now republished with corrections in paperback.  Please click here for our review of the hardback edition.

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[Posted 06.ii.2016]

Robert Hichens: The Green Carnation. Translated into French by Patrick Marcel as ‘L’œillet vert’. Montélimar: Les Moutons Electriques 2016.

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[Posted 06.ii.2016]

Our attention has been drawn to the following:

Launch of Romping through Dorian Gray goodies

Discover Dublin’s Wilde side. Our new set of goodies, Romping through Dorian Gray, includes a playful and immersive pocket guide to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and five fun colour illustrations as A4 prints. The fresh and contemporary prints, based on the illustrations from the pocket books include a quote from the original text and are saucy and fun with evocative titles.

Romping through Dorian Gray is the third in a series of pocket guides by At it Again!

Discover the truth behind Dorian Gray’s portrait in the attic. Meet the artist who talks about beauty, the Lord who gossips about everyone and the pretty boy who talks about himself. Find out what’s happening in the story, what to wear and places to visit to bring the novel and its Irish writer to life. Arm yourself with some insider titbits and essential quotes for your literary adventure.

Romping through Dorian Gray is bursting with illustrations and maps that bring the story to life. Use it to create your own romp through Dorian Gray. It’s also a fun way to explore Dublin, where Oscar Wilde lived for the first part of his life. Dip into it as an introduction if you are reading The Picture of Dorian Gray for the first time, or even if you are at it again!

The Romping through Dorian Gray pocket guide is available in stockists   around Ireland or on Amazon UK. The full set of Dorian Gray goodies are available in Dublin in Jam Art Factory and Designist and on Etsy.

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[Posted 29.i.2016]

The forty-eighth issue of The Wildean, January 2016, edited by Donald Mead, has reached us.  It contains the following articles:

Laurence J.F. Wrenne: Oscar the Addict? Part 2 (1) pp.22-27
Darcy Sullivan: Dorian Gray in the Comics pp.28-48
Qi Chen:  Wilde’s Society Comedies in the Chinese New Culture movement pp.49-66
Nikolai Endres: Wilde and Wagner pp.67-85
Thomas Wright: Tite Street Books at the Clark Library pp.86-95
Charles Nelson: Beautiful Untrue Things pp.96-103
John Stratford: Teleny – Wilde or not? pp.104-23
David Charles Rose: An Elusive Princess pp.125-8
Thomas Wright: Watercolour by the young Oscar Wilde pp.129-32
John Sloan: Review of Nicholas Frankel (ed.) The Importance of being Earnest pp.133-5

+ correspondence and notes on the contributors.

A table of contents of all issues of The Wildean is on line here.

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[Posted 17.i.2016]

Eibhear Walshe: ‘Oscar Wilde’ in Brad Kent (ed.): George Bernard Shaw in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2015, Chapter V.

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[Posted 14.i.2016]
Joseph Bristow  & Rebecca N. Mitchell: ‘On Oscar Wilde and Plagiarism’. The Public Domain Review.  January 2016
http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/01/13/on-oscar-wilde-and-plagiarism/

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