The next session of our seminar will take place on Friday 19th October, 14h30-16h30 at the Université Paris Diderot (bâtiment Olympe de Gouge, room 165).
The session is open to all and is a jointly-organized collaboration between A19 and Victorian Persistence.
Michèle Mendelssohn (University of Oxford) will present her new book “Making Oscar Wilde” (Michèle Mendelssohn, Making Oscar Wilde, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
Her respondents will be Camille Martin-Payre (Université Paris Diderot, LARCA) and Pr. Sara Thornton (Université Paris Diderot, LARCA.
Dr Michèle Mendelssohn is Associate Professor in English Literature; Deputy Director, Rothermere American Institute and Fellow of Mansfield College. Dr Mendelssohn’s research ranges from the late 19th century to the present day and covers both sides of the Atlantic. It encompasses British, American and Canadian literature. She has published widely on Victorian literature, 20th century cultural history, and contemporary writing. She is the author of Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture (Edinburgh UP, 2007 ; 2014). Dr. Mendelssohn is also the co-editor with Laura Marcus and Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr of Late Victorian into Modern (2016). She is the co-editor with Denis Flannery of Alan Hollingshurst: Writing Under the Influence (Manchester UP, 2016).
Making Oscar Wilde draws on new archives and rare documents to tell the story of Oscar Wilde’s life tumultuous rise, fall, and resurrection. It explores the social trends and controversies that rocked nineteenth century Britain, Ireland, and the United States as they moved towards modernity and exposes the intimate connections that bind together national histories.