Asjarlath Killeen observes in "Teaching Oscar Wilde: 'The Portrait of Mr. W H.' and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian England and English Studies," "one of the most persistent trends in Wilde criticism of the late twentieth century has been the attempt to make him our contemporary" (197). [...] Francesca Coppa ("Teaching Melodrama, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Lady Windermere's Fan") reads what once was regarded as a late-Victorian melodrama "as a modern, even a postmodern play" (119). Since many of our students are already familiar with reading literature in the context of our contemporary multi-cultural society, they will find Wilde's trajectory from Dublin to Oxford to London and finally to exile in France a rich topic to explore.
Oscar Wilde Our Contemporary Nils Clausson Papers on Language and Literature; Winter 2010; 46, 1; Docstoc pg. 93
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