[Msa-discuss] Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on Oscar Wilde CFP

Cassandra Laity claity at drew.edu
Tue Sep 27 10:51:21 EDT 2011


Call for Papers:

Who Owns the Legacy of Oscar Wilde?

An Interdisciplinary Conference
History and Culture Program
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Drew University, Madison, New Jersey 
1-2 June 2012

Who was Oscar Wilde?  An aesthete who subverted philistine values, or
pandered to bourgeois taste?  The first modern dramatist, or the last of
the Victorian playwrights?  An Irish nationalist, or an Anglophile?  A
socialist, or a shrewd literary entrepreneur?  An immoralist, or a new
kind of moralist?  A philosopher, or a court jester?  A misogynist, or a
feminist?  A pioneer of “queer theory,” or someone who never quite came
to terms with his sexuality?

This conference will present and debate diverse perspectives on Wilde
and his work, from many disciplines and all points on the ideological
compass.  Abstracts of panels or individual papers (one page/250 words
maximum per paper) should be submitted by 15 January 2012 to the Program
Committee Chair, Prof. Edward Baring (ebaring at drew.edu).  We welcome
submissions from graduate students as well as faculty.

Direct all other queries to the Conference Co-chairs, Prof. Christine
Kinealy (ckinealy at drew.edu) and Prof. Jonathan Rose (jrose at drew.edu).  


Cassandra Laity 
co-editor Modernism/Modernity
Visiting Professor (2010-11)
Department of English studies
University of Montreal 
Quebec, CA


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