CSC Podcast: Celebrating Oscar Wilde

CSC Poscast

This is a live recording of CSC’s Classic Perspectives talkback celebrating the legacy of Oscar Wilde with playwright and director Moisés Kaufman and LGBTQ+ historian Andrew Lear. Listen Now

Annotated Bibliography of Wilde Manuscripts

Wilde manuscripts

Wolfgang Maier-Sigrist has just published an annotated bibliography of the manuscripts of Oscar Wilde, on the Internet.  This free resource is the result of three years’ work and is an amazingly extensive and detailed look at Oscar’s manuscripts. It will be of interest to writers, researchers and other Wildeans. https://www.wilde-manuscripts.org/homepage/

A Visit to Michael Seeney’s Collection

Oscar Wilde member Michael Seeney has a very extensive collection of material relating to Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries. Michael has very kindly offered to welcome members of the Society to his home in South-East London to see his many treasures at 1400 on Saturday 2 April 2022. If you would like to come, please … Read more…

Oscariana No. 78 Mailed To Members

Oscariana page 1

The latest edition of the Oscar Wilde Society’s newsletter, Oscariana, has been emailed to all members. Edited by Aaron Eames, the newsletter covers upcoming events, performances, Wilde news and instalments of the cartoon series Bric-à-Bracknell, the Untold Tale of Lord Bracknell by Luca Debus. It’s one more reason to join the Society!  

A Visit to Tite Street

The Oscar Wilde Society at Tite Street

Committee members and honorary patrons of the Oscar Wilde Society visited Oscar Wilde’s former home on Tite Street on 27 November 2021, as the guests of current occupant Jenny Elliott-Bennett. The committee members and honorary president Gyles Brandreth gave short readings, followed by a moving performance by honorary patron Neil Titley as Oscar, part of … Read more…

The New Yorker: The Myth of Oscar Wilde’s Martyrdom

Oscar Wilde by Anja Slibar

This article in the New Yorker online discusses the many poses and identities of Oscar Wilde, and compares biographies by Richard Ellmann and Matthew Sturgis. The illustration is by Anja Slibar for the New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/11/the-myth-of-oscar-wildes-martyrdom

Gyles Brandreth at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Gyles Brandreth and Odd Boy Out

The Oscar Wilde Society’s honorary President, Gyles Brandreth, will discuss his new autobiography at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on 13 October. Gyles is always a funny and fascinating speaker, so book now!

Gyles Brandreth’s New Autobiography

Gyles Brandreth, honorary president of the Oscar Wilde Society, has written an autobiography, Odd Man Out, which will be published on 16 September. Gyles will be appearing at the Barnes Book Fest on Friday 24 September to talk about the book. Tickets are selling out fast. You can register for the event here: https://www.barnesbookfest.org/event-programme You … Read more…