Oscar Wilde (1854-1900): A Writer Trapped by His Own Words: A Portrait of the Artist as a Man in Court
The exhibition recounts the story of how Oscar Wilde wrote his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray in the context both of its first publication in 1890 and his trials in the spring of 1895.
Referring to the typescript for the novel and the first serial publication in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine as well as to the writer’s literary letter and the transcript of the trial for criminal libel in April 1895, the curator of this exhibition, Dr. Jörg W. Rademacher, shows Wilde primarily as a victim of his gift of the gab.
Opening of the exhibition:
Friday, 13 June 2014, 16:15-18:00
Seminarraum SE 1 of the English Department, Hof 8.2, Campus AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien
H.E. James Brennan, The Irish Ambassador to Austria:
"Welcome and Opening of Exhibition"
Dr. Jörg W. Rademacher (Leer, Germany):
Oscar Wilde: A Portrait of the Artist as a Fallen Man
(followed by book launch)
In the chair:
Univ.Prof. Dr. Werner Huber
(Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna)