"Oscar Wilde and His Circle" is a five-week N.E.H. seminar that provides a comprehensive analysis of many of the most significant aspects of Oscar Wilde's extraordinary career, beginning with his busy life as an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, and ending with his untimely demise in a shabby hotel room in the Latin Quarter of Paris. The seminar will be held at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library—a rare book library that forms part of the University of California, Los Angeles library system. U.C.L.A. has administered the Clark Library since the time of its original owner's death in 1934. The library houses the largest collection of materials relating to Wilde and his associates in the world. Besides the main Wilde collection, the Clark holds several archives relating to the careers of other figures linked with the Victorian fin de siècle, including Edward Burne-Jones, Alfred Douglas, George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright), Dollie Radford, and Robert Baldwin Ross. The library's other main collections cover seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies, the history of fine printing, and early California.
N.E.H. Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers provide college and university faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students with an opportunity to enrich and revitalize their understanding of significant humanities ideas, texts, and topics. These study opportunities are especially designed for this program and are not intended to duplicate courses normally offered by graduate programs, nor will graduate credit be given for them.
“Oscar Wilde & his Circle” is directed by Professor Joseph Bristow, administered by the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, and located at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
If you any queries about the seminar, then direct them to the Professor Joseph Bristow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may write directly to him at:
Center for 17th- and 18th- Century Studies,
University of California, Los Angeles,
310 Royce Hall,
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