Oscar Wilde and the Evolution of Modern Comedy

Series Name Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society
Speaker Dr Nick Freeman, Reader in Late Victorian Literature, Loughborough University
Type Lectures & Talks
When 18 Mar 2019, 07:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue New Walk Museum
Open To Public
Ticket Price No tickets are required. Visitors are welcome at £5 and £1 for students
For Bookings Contact Booking is not required.

Dr Freeman is an authority on the decadent culture of the 1890's, and the author of two books, Conceiving the City: London, Literature, and Art 1870 - 1914 (2007) and 1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late-Victorian Britain (2011). He has particular interests in Oscar Wilde and the poet and critic, Arthur Symons, whose 1905 story collection, Spiritual Adventures, he has recently edited. He has also written on a wide range of 1890s' literature. This includes the decadent poetry of Ernest Dowson and the gothic fiction of E. F. Benson, Arthur Machen and Robert Hichens.
Nick's interest in the Gothic and the Weird is longstanding. He was co-curator, with Dr Dan Watt, of the highly successful Loughborough Weekend of Weird in November 2016, which brought together writers, performers, artists, publishers and film-makers from across the country.
Dr Freeman taught at the University of Bristol, the Open University, and the University of the West of England before going to Loughborough in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has examined doctoral theses throughout the UK, as well as work from Canada and Brazil..
This lecture is sponsored by Loughborough University.

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