Friday, 07 January
230. Dorian Gray Forever: The Aesthetic Life (and Afterlife) of Wilde’s Novel
10:15–11:30 a.m., Platinum Salon F, J. W. Marriott
A special session
Presiding: James Hiester Najarian, Boston Coll.
1. “Picturing Dorian: Realism, Abstraction, and Visuality in Dorian Gray,” Daniel Akiva Novak, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge
2. “Bad Education: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Counterbildungsroman,” Richard Allen Kaye, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York
3. “Red Herrings and Yellow Birds: The 1945 Film The Picture of Dorian Gray as Decadent Apotheosis,” Nina Joan Auerbach, Univ. of Pennsylvania