Saturday, 08 January
519. Modernist Wilde
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Diamond Salon 2, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century English Literature and the Division on the Victorian Period
Presiding: Joseph Eugene Bristow, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
1. “Prevarications of the Modern: Wilde’s Lying Messianism,” Jason Willwerscheid, Univ. of California, Irvine
2. “Hanging with Wilde: The Modernist Prisons of Nietzsche and Wilde,” Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Univ. of Texas, Austin
3. “Wilde as Masked Precursor: The Artist as Critic, Revenger, and Thief,” John Paul Riquelme, Boston Univ.