Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Author: Alastair J. L. Blanshard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198789260
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Celebrated now and during his lifetime as a wit and aesthete, Oscar Wilde was also a talented classical scholar whose writings evince an enduring fascination with Graeco-Roman antiquity. Covering all the major genres of his literary output, from philosophical and critical writings to society plays, this volume explores the profound impact that ancient literature and thought had on his life and work and offers new perspectives on his most celebrated and canonicaltexts as well as close analyses of unpublished material.

Masculine Plural

Author: Jennifer Ingleheart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192551610
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Classics were core to the curriculum and ethos of the intensely homosocial Victorian and Edwardian public schools, yet ancient homosexuality and erotic pedagogy were problematic to the educational establishment, which expurgated classical texts with sexual content. This volume analyses the intimate and uncomfortable nexus between the Classics, sex, and education primarily through the figure of the schoolmaster Philip Gillespie Bainbrigge (1890-1918), whose clandestine writings not only explore homoerotic desires but also offer insightful comments on Classical education. Now a marginalized figure, Bainbrigge's surviving works - a verse drama entitled Achilles in Scyros featuring a cross-dressing Achilles and a Chorus of lesbian schoolgirls, and a Latin dialogue between schoolboys - vividly demonstrate the queer potential of Classics and are marked by a celebration of the pleasures of sex and a refusal to apologize for homoerotic desire. Reprinted here in their entirety, they are accompanied by chapters setting them in their social and literary context, including their parallels with the writings of Bainbrigge's contemporaries and near contemporaries, such as John Addington Symonds, E. M. Forster, and A. E. Housman. What emerges is a provocative new perspective on the history of sexuality and the place of the Classics within that history, which demonstrates that a highly queer version of Classics was possible in private contexts.

Oscar Wilde and Ancient Greece

Author: Iain Ross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107020320
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

Oscar Wilde's imagination was haunted by ancient Greece; this book traces its presence in his life and works.

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Author: Joseph Bristow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319604114
Release Date: 2017-11-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde’s interest in children’s culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of children’s rights within the prison system, his fascination with youthful beauty, and his theological contemplation of what it means to be a child in the eyes of God. The collection also examines the ways in which Wilde’s works—not just his fairy stories—have been adapted for young audiences.

Epistola in Carcere et Vinculis

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783736854246
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Genre: Fiction

"Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis" ist das Manuskript des offenen Briefes "De Profundis", den der irische Schriftsteller Oscar Wilde zwischen 1895 und 1897, während seiner Inhaftierung in verschiedenen englischen Zuchthäusern an seinen früheren Freund und Liebhaber Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas schrieb. Der Name der Schrift, die etwa 50.000 Wörter umfasst, ist dem Psalm 130 entnommen: "'De profundis' clamavi ad te Domine." - "Aus der Tiefe rief ich, Herr, zu Dir".

Who s Who in Gay and Lesbian History Vol 1

Author: Robert Aldrich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134722150
Release Date: 2005-10-25
Genre: History

Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century is a comprehensive and fascinating survey of the key figures in gay and lesbian history from classical times to the mid-twentieth century. Among those included are: * Classical heroes - Achilles; Aeneas; Ganymede * Literary giants - Sappho; Christopher Marlowe; Arthur Rimbaud; Oscar Wilde * Royalty and politicians - Edward II; King James I; Horace Walpole; Michel de Montaigne. Over the course of some 500 entries, expert contributors provide a complete and vivid picture of gay and lesbian life in the Western world throughout the ages.

Oscar Wilde

Author: Edouard Roditi
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015008310081
Release Date: 1947
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