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«The Pictures of Oscar Wilde », Études anglaises

Abstract : This special issue of Études Anglaises is a tribute to Oscar Wilde’s enduring legacy as well as to his continuing resonance in France. The perhaps slightly tongue-in-cheek idea of including The Importance of Being Earnest on the syllabus of the very serious competitive examination of the agrégation in English has sparked renewed critical interest for Wilde among French scholars (see Aquien & Giudicelli, Eells, Drugeon & Vernadakis). The contributions gathered in this special issue of Études Anglaises sketch out the various relationships between Wilde’s works and the arts, from painting to film and music. They may be read as illustrating Wilde’s “absolutely impertinent” stance, to borrow the phrase used as a title for the exhibition on Wilde held at the Petit Palais in Paris in the autumn of 2016, “Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu” (“Oscar Wilde: Absolutely Impertinent”). Cumulatively designing a textual museum, the essays invite the reader to stroll through the pages in order to compose a nuanced portrait of Oscar Wilde and to (re)discover Wilde’s texts in a new light.
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Xavier Giudicelli. «The Pictures of Oscar Wilde », Études anglaises. Xavier Giudicelli. Etudes Anglaises, 69 (1), Klincksieck, 128 p., 2016, The Pictures of Oscar Wilde. ⟨hal-02545626⟩



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