Freitag, 13. Juni 2014, 16:15 - 18:00 iCal

Oscar Wilde exhibition opening and book launch

"Oscar Wilde (1854-1900): A Writer Trapped by His Own Words: A Portrait of the Artist as a Man in Court"

Seminarraum SE 1 & Fachbereichsbibliothek Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Hof 8.2, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien



H.E. James Brennan, The Irish Ambassador to Austria: "Welcome and Opening of Exhibition"

Dr. Jörg W. Rademacher (Leer, Germany): "Oscar Wilde: A Portrait of the Artist as a Fallen Man"

followed by book launch

in the chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Werner Huber

(Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna)

The exhibition recounts the story of how Oscar Wilde wrote his only novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in the context both of its first publication in 1890 and his trials in the spring of 1895. Referring to the typescript for the novel and the first serial publication in "Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine" as well as to the writer’s literary letter and the transcript of the trial for criminal libel in April 1895, the curator of this exhibition, Dr. Jörg W. Rademacher, shows Wilde primarily as a victim of his gift of the gab.

The opening of the exhibition on 13 June 2014 coincides with the launch of "The Picture of Dorian Gray 1890. Reading Edition. A Reconstruction of the Uncensored Wording of the Lippincott’s Text".



Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik / Botschaft von Irland


Ulrike Zillinger
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik