Making Oscar Wilde

Speaker
Michèle Mendelssohn (Mansfield College)
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Rothermere American Institute
1a South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3UB
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

In 'Making Oscar Wilde', Michèle Mendelssohn reveals the untold story of young Oscar’s career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, the book tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. With superb style and an instinct for story-telling, Mendelssohn brings to life the charming young Irishman who set out to captivate the United States and Britain with his words and ended up conquering the world.
The author will be in conversation with panellists Natalia Cecire (Sussex), Elizabeth Kiss (Warden of Rhodes House), Sage Goodwin (D.Phil. candidate in History, University College), and William Mouelle Makolle (Visiting Ph.D. candidate in History, Sorbonne).