Download Free Approaches to Teaching the Works of Oscar Wilde PDF by Philip E. Smith Full Book and published by Modern Language Assn of Amer. This book was released on 2008 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is both a challenge and a pleasure to teach the works of Oscar Wilde, "the master of paradox," in the words of this volume's editor. Wilde wrote at a pivotal moment between the Victorian period and modernism, and his work is sometimes considered prescient of the postmodern age. He is now taught in a variety of university courses: in literature, theater, criticism, Irish studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and gay studies. This volume, like others in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Litereature, is divided into two parts. The first, "Materials," suggests editions, resources, and criticism, both in print and online, that may be useful for the teacher. The second part, "Approaches," contains twenty-five essays that discuss Wilde's stories, fairy tales, poetry, plays, essays, letters, and life—from the perspective of a wide range of disciplines.
Download Free Oscar Wilde's Society Plays PDF by Michael Y. Bennett Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-08-05 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the first collection of essays about Oscar Wilde's comedies, the contributors re-evaluate Oscar Wilde's society plays as 'comedies of manners" to see whether this is actually an apt way to read Wilde's most emblematic plays. Focusing on both the context and the texts, the collection locates Wilde both in his social and literary contexts.
Download Free The Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2022-12-13 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though best known for his drama and fiction, Oscar Wilde was also a pioneering critic. He introduced the idea that criticism was an act of creation, not just appraisal. Wilde transformed the genre by extending its ambit beyond art to include society itself, all while injecting it with his trademark wit and style.
Download Free Oscar Wilde in Context PDF by Kerry Powell Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-12 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Concise and illuminating articles explore Oscar Wilde's life and work in the context of the turbulent landscape of his time.
Download Free Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity PDF by Kathleen Riley Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Celebrated now and during his lifetime as a wit and aesthete, Oscar Wilde was also a talented classicist whose writings evince an enduring fascination with Graeco-Roman antiquity. This volume explores the impact of the classical world on his life and work, offering new perspectives on canonical texts and close analyses of unpublished material."--
Download Free Refiguring Oscar Wilde’s Salome PDF by Michael Y. Bennett Full Book and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2011 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While Oscar Wilde’s delightfully-witty comedies of manners receive the most fanfare from the general public and much of academia, Wilde’s most “serious” play—Salome—rightfully deserves an equal amount of attention. Written by emerging scholars, established scholars, and notable Wilde scholars at the top of the field, the far-ranging essays in this book—the first collection solely on Wilde’s Salome—provide new readings of the play, allowing us to better assess how and why Salome either fits or does not fit into Wilde’s oeuvre. Framed in a new light in this collection, this fuller understanding of Salome should potentially change the way we read both Salome and Wilde’s entire oeuvre.
Download Free The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An innovative new edition of nine classic short stories from one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era. “I cannot think other than in stories,” Oscar Wilde once confessed to his friend André Gide. In this new selection of his short fiction, Wilde’s gifts as a storyteller are on full display, accompanied by informative facing-page annotations from Wilde biographer and scholar Nicholas Frankel. A wide-ranging introduction brings readers into the world from which the author drew inspiration. Each story in the collection brims with Wilde’s trademark wit, style, and sharp social criticism. Many are reputed to have been written for children, although Wilde insisted this was not true and that his stories would appeal to all “those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.” “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” stands alongside Wilde’s comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, while other stories—including “The Happy Prince,” the tale of a young ruler who had never known sorrow, and “The Nightingale and the Rose,” the story of a nightingale who sacrifices herself for true love—embrace the theme of tragic, forbidden love and are driven by an undercurrent of seriousness, even despair, at the repressive social and sexual values of Wilde’s day. Like his later writings, Wilde’s stories are a sweeping indictment of the society that would imprison him for his homosexuality in 1895, five years before his death at the age of forty-six. Published here in the form in which Victorian readers first encountered them, Wilde’s short stories contain much that appeals to modern readers of vastly different ages and temperaments. They are the perfect distillation of one of the Victorian era’s most remarkable writers.
Download Free Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies PDF by Frederick S. Roden Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2004-09-30 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies is a comprehensive guide to recent critical approaches. Topics covered include Gay Studies, Feminist Criticism, Material Culture, Religion, Philosophy, Performance Studies, Aestheticism, Biography, Textual Studies and Postcolonial Theory. The book is designed to acquaint readers of all levels with the history of scholarship in a range of fields and suggest ways that Wilde's work offer new areas for research. The collection also provides a Chronology and detailed bibliography.
Download Free The Invention of Oscar Wilde PDF by Nicholas Frankel Full Book and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2021-06-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “One should either wear a work of art, or be a work of art,” Oscar Wilde once declared. In The Invention of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel explores Wilde’s self-creation as a “work of art” and a carefully constructed cultural icon. Frankel takes readers on a journey through Wilde’s inventive, provocative life, from his Irish origins—and their public erasure—through his challenges to traditional concepts of masculinity and male sexuality, his marriage and his affairs with young men, including his great love Lord Alfred Douglas, to his criminal conviction and final years of exile in France. Along the way, Frankel takes a deep look at Wilde’s writings, paradoxical wit, and intellectual convictions.
Download Free The Importance of Being Earnest PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2009-11-13 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Importance of Being Earnest marks a central moment in late-Victorian literature, not only for its wit but also for its role in the shift from a Victorian to a Modern consciousness. The play began its career as a biting satire directed at the very audience who received it so delightedly, but ended its initial run as a harbinger of Wilde’s personal downfall when his lover’s father, who would later bring about Wilde’s arrest and imprisonment, attempted to disrupt the production. In addition to its focus on the textual history of the play, this Broadview Edition of Earnest provides a wide array of appendices. The edition locates Wilde’s work among the artistic and cultural contexts of the late nineteenth century and will provide scholars, students, and general readers with an important sourcebook for the play and the social, creative, and critical contexts of mid-1890s English life.
Author : S. Salamensky
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2012-01-02
ISBN : 1137011882
Pages : 210 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (11 Download)
Download Free The Modern Art of Influence and the Spectacle of Oscar Wilde PDF by S. Salamensky Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-01-02 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Salamensky investigates Oscar Wilde, his contemporaries, and the public frenzy over his work and life as illustrating the crucial importance of performance in the construction of the 'modern' and our own, postmodern, lives.
Download Free Wilde’s Wiles PDF by Annette M. Magid Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-11 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wilde’s Wiles: Studies of the Influences on Oscar Wilde and His Enduring Influences in the Twenty-First Century is a collection of essays which celebrates the diversity of Oscar Wilde’s genius. This unique collection of scholarship explores not only his influence on a broad spectrum of subjects including: aesthetics, children’s literature, women’s issues, consumer economics, queer theory, politics, theater, film, poetry, Victorianism and other aspects of culture such as pedagogical approaches to Wilde’s literature, but it also examines the influence of his family and friends on him. Wilde’s Wiles: Studies of the Influences on Oscar Wilde and His Enduring Influences in the Twenty-First Century includes a wide range of approaches and concentrations written by international experts and has a broad spectrum of subjects which will appeal to a diversity of scholars seeking original and alternative approaches to understanding Oscar Wilde. The multiplicity of interest in the topic of Oscar Wilde expands across genres, disciplines, cultures and time, this being the second century of Wilde scholarship since his untimely death in November 1900 preceding the fin-de siècle. The unique, multi-discipline approach of Wilde’s Wiles is organized in three sections: “Aesthetic Approaches,” “Friends and Family,” and “Performance and Pedagogy” and bridges philosophical, sociological, psychological, economic and literary disciplines.
Download Free The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A universal favorite, The Importance of Being Earnest displays Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its brilliant best. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People", this hilarious attack on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous world on its head, lets duplicity lead to happiness, and makes riposte the highest form of art. Also included in this special collection are Wilde's first comedy success, Lady Windermere's Fan, and his richly sensual melodrama, Salome.
Download Free The Picture of Dorian Gray PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publishes for the first time the author's original, uncensored typescript, in an annotated edition with 60 color illustrations.
Download Free Handbook of the English Novel, 1830–1900 PDF by Martin Middeke Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 686 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part I of this authoritative handbook offers systematic essays, which deal with major historical, social, philosophical, political, cultural and aesthetic contexts of the English novel between 1830 and 1900. The essays offer a wide scope of aspects such as the Industrial Revolution, religion and secularisation, science, technology, medicine, evolution or the increasing mediatisation of the lifeworld. Part II, then, leads through the work of more than 25 eminent Victorian novelists. Each of these chapters provides both historical and biographical contextualisation, overview, close reading and analysis. They also encourage further research as they look upon the work of the respective authors at issue from the perspectives of cultural and literary theory.
Author : Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Publisher : Modern Language Association
Release Date : 2012-12-01
ISBN : 1603291857
Pages : pages
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Download Free Approaches to Teaching the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson PDF by Caroline McCracken-Flesher Full Book and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2012-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although Robert Louis Stevenson was a late Victorian, his work--especially Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde--still circulates energetically and internationally among popular and academic audiences and among young and old. Admired by Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jorge Luis Borges, Stevenson’s fiction crosses the boundaries of genre and challenges narrow definitions of the modern and the postmodern. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," provides an introduction to the writer's life, a survey of the criticism of his work, and a variety of resources for the instructor. In part 2, "Approaches," thirty essays address such topics as Stevenson's dialogue with James about literature; his verse for children; his Scottish heritage; his wanderlust; his work as gothic fiction, as science fiction, as detective fiction; his critique of imperialism in the South Seas; his usefulness in the creative writing classroom; and how he encourages expansive thinking across texts, times, places, and lives.
Download Free Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London PDF by Kenneth K. Brandt Full Book and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A prolific and enduringly popular author--and an icon of American fiction--Jack London is a rewarding choice for inclusion in classrooms from middle school to graduate programs. London's biography and the role played by celebrity have garnered considerable attention, but the breadth of his personal experiences and political views and the many historical and cultural contexts that shaped his work are key to gaining a nuanced view of London's corpus of works, as this volume's wide-ranging perspectives and examples attest. The first section of this volume, "Materials," surveys the many resources available for teaching London, including editions of his works, sources for his photography, and audiovisual aids. In part 2, "Approaches," contributors recommend practices for teaching London's works through the lenses of socialism and class, race, gender, ecocriticism and animal studies, theories of evolution, legal theory, and regional history, both in frequently taught texts such as The Call of the Wild, "To Build a Fire," and Martin Eden and in his lesser-known works.