Dr Deaglán Ó Donghaile will be holding a major international conference entitled “Oscar Wilde’s Modernist Legacies” at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2021. Organised with Professor Joseph Bristow of UCLA, the conference will be hosted by the university’s Clark Library, which houses the world’s largest collection of materials relating to Oscar Wilde. This event will explore Wilde’s influence over modernist writers during his own lifetime and during the first half of the twentieth century. Dr Ó Donghaile is currently completing a monograph, entitled Oscar Wilde and the Radical Politics of the Fin de Siècle, and has conducted research at the Clark Library as a Visiting Fellow in 2009 and 2013, and again in 2017.

Dr Sonny Kandola will also be travelling to the library to take up a Clark Fellowship in 2019. Dr Kandola will carry out archival work for a project provisionally titled ‘Oscar Wilde: Censorship and Empire’.

For more about the Clark Library, see here.