Wilde in the City
Aug 22 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
57 Post Street, #905
San Francisco, CA 94104
Oscar Wilde visited San Francisco in 1882 making a sensation everywhere and lecturing on the English Renaissance, Art Decoration and Irish Poets and Poetry. San Franciscans were fascinated with his clothes, his mannerisms and his sense of humor. Come hear more about this incredible encounter with the famous poet, playwright and professional aesthete from Wilde expert Deaglan O’Donghaile straight from Ireland.
Cosponsored with the The Irish Literary and Historical Society of San Francisco and Crossroads of San Francisco.
Deaglan O Donghaile is Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture at the University of Salford. He holds a PhD in English from Trinity College, Dublin, and in 2006 was named Young Conrad Scholar of the Year by the Joseph Conrad Society of America. From 2007-2009 was IRCHSS Research Fellow at NUI Maynooth and in 2009 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. He has taught Victorian literature at Trinity College, Dublin, NUI Maynooth and Liverpool Hope University.