[Msa-discuss] Correction: Interdisciplinary Conference on Oscar Wilde CFP

Cassandra Laity claity at drew.edu
Tue Sep 27 10:55:12 EDT 2011

Correction: Conference welcomes abstracts from scholars and graduate

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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