Blackmail, sodomy, and sex work: Oscar Wilde on trial
- Arts Building - Lecture Room 6
- Arts and Law, Research
Speaker: Distinguished Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA)
Venue: Arts Building, Lecture Room 6
Sentenced to two years of hard labour after his 1985 trial on charges of gross indecency, Wilde suffered physical and psychical wounds from which he never recovered. Professor Bristow, a leading expert on Wilde, explores the events motivating the trials and conviction.