Blackmail, sodomy, and sex work: Oscar Wilde on trial

Location
Arts Building - Lecture Room 6
Category
Arts and Law, Research
Dates
Tuesday 25th October 2016 (16:00)
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  • 19th Century seminar

Speaker: Distinguished Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA)

Venue: Arts Building, Lecture Room 6

Abstract

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.