Lecture: The Contradictions of Oscar Wilde


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Terry Eagleton, Excellence in English Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of English, University of Notre Dame

In addition to approximately 40 critical and theoretical works, Eagleton is the author of Saint Oscar, a play about Wilde.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Terry Eagleton is a literary scholar and cultural theorist. While perhaps most recognized for literary criticism, he is also known for his work in cultural theory, religion, politics, and history. He is the author of more than 40 academic books, in addition to plays, film and television scripts, a memoir, and the novel Saints and Scholars. His most recent books are Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate and On Evil, published by Yale University Press in 2009 and 2010. Formerly the John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester and the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, Eagleton has held visiting appointments at a number of universities around the world. He is a fellow of the British Academy and the English Association.