Web Site Upgrade

We are approaching the end of Summer so I have returned to the Blog, and will continue posting in the near future. Please remember to join the conversation by having your say in the ‘Leave a Reply‘ section at the bottom of each post.

In the meantime, I have not been idle in my Oscaring. Web standards are constantly changing, so I have taken the opportunity to upgrade my documentary archive at Oscar Wilde In America:

www.oscarwildeinamerica.org

The archive is based on 30 years of private study and countless hours in libraries and online since 2002—and I am personally responsible for all original research, writing, editing, and web design.

It importantly contains for the first time, an accurate verification of the dates, venues, and lecture titles of Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour of North America in 1882, although these pages are not yet complete nor upgraded.

The site has been used by scholars, institutions, and the media around the world and is the largest online resource on the life and times of Oscar Wilde in America. The entire project was created without funding, and is freely provided and noncommercial.

Typographical errata are welcome to info@oscarwildeinamercia.org

John Cooper, September 2018.

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a researcher, author, blogger and documentary historian. As a long-standing member of the Oscar Wilde Society in London, a founding member of the Oscar Wilde Society of America, and a former manager of the Victorian Society In America, he has spent 30 years in the study of Oscar Wilde, having lectured on Wilde, and contributing to TV, film, and academic journals including The Wildean and Oscholars. Online he is the designer, author and editor of this noncommercial archive Oscar Wilde in America, blogger, and moderator of the Oscar Wilde Internet discussion groups at Yahoo and Google. For the last 14 years he has specialized in new and unique research into Oscar Wilde in New York, where he conducts guided walking tours based on the visits of Oscar Wilde. In 2012 John rediscovered Oscar Wilde's essay The Philosophy Of Dress that forms the centerpiece to his recent book Oscar Wilde On Dress (2013).

One thought on “Web Site Upgrade”

  1. Hi John. I visited the site yesterday and noticed the new look. Good stuff!

    I also think the page about the last 4 Sarony photos is new. Either way, very interesting. As I was reading it I was thinking it makes sense given that (if I’m right) Wilde returned to Wirtz’s before his intended farewell lecture, so maybe this is his “mouse coloured” suit. I can’t recall if there is any evidence that Wilde accompanied Langtry for her sitting with Sarony, but maybe that was a good opportunity for the new photos to be taken. I also wondered if that wide-brimmed hat could be the same kind worn by the Leadville miners, although in the cartoon of Wilde on stage with the miners’ boots used as vases the hat does look quite different: not sure how accurate that cartoon is, though.

    Anyway, thanks for continuing to improve the site.
    Rob Marland

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