21L.705 | Spring 2003 | Undergraduate

Major Authors: Oscar Wilde and the '90's


1 Wilde. “The Selfish Giant”

Paintings by: Burne-Jones, Wm. Holman Hunt, D.G. Rosetti, and Buchanan

Film: Wilde

2 A.E. Housman

Tom Stoppard

Poems by: Browning and Tennyson

Paintings by: James M. Whistler


Wilde. “Rocket.”

John Ruskin

Poems About Art by: Walter Pater and David Masson

Poems by: C. Rosetti, D.G. Rosetti, Algernon Swinburne, and Tennyson

Plays by: Gregory Murphy

Paintings by: Millais

4 Poems by: Whitman, Plato and Matthew Arnold

Paintings and Photos by: T homas Eakin, Eadweard Muybridge, and Wilhelm van Gloeden

5 Henrik Ibsen

E.B. Browning

George Meredith

Essays by: Wilde. “The Soul of Man Under Socialism” and George Bernard Shaw

Film: An Ideal Husband.

6 Wilde. Salome.

Essays by: Roland Barthes,

Aubrey Beardsley’s Illustrations to _Salome
The Textual History of _Salome
Beardsley and The Yellow Book

Baudelaire and Symbolist Decadence


7 Wilde. Dorian Gray.

Walter Benjamin

Will Self

Lawsuit: Burrow Giles Lithographic vs. Sarony.

8 Lewis Carroll

Sigmund Freud

Gilles Deleuze

The Tenniell Illustrations

Lewis Carroll/Mathematician/Photographer

Freud. Women and the Seduction Theory

9 Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest.

Lady Bracknell and Austen’s Lady DeVere.

Telltale Cigarette Cases.

The Textual History of Earnest.

10 Film: The Importance of Being Earnest
11 Kaufman

The Textual History of “De P.”

Hare, David. The Judas Kiss.

The Labouchère Amendment.

Edward Carpenter and the Intermediate Sex.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Poems by: Alfred (Lord) Douglas

12 Wilde. “De Profundis.”

Wilde. “The Ballad of Reading Goal.”

What Became of Bosie

André Gide

Tom Stoppard

Poems by: G.M. Hopkins

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