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Article: A matter of style: On reading the oscar wilde trials as literature

TitleA matter of style: On reading the oscar wilde trials as literature
Authors
KeywordsGender
Interpretation
Law and literature
Legal history
Oscar Wilde
Issue Date2011
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ojls.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Oxford Journal Of Legal Studies, 2011, v. 31 n. 4, p. 709-726 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Oscar Wilde trials (1895) have usually been interpreted either as a historical document which gives insight into the regulation of sexuality in the late nineteenth century, or as literary biography explicating the playwright's life and works. Taking its cue from recent scholarship in 'law and literature', and also from Wilde's own conception of the relationship between art and life, this article proposes a reading of the trials which blurs the distinction between legal history and literary criticism by considering them as a form of literature. It argues that the trial transcripts enact and reflect Wilde's vision of what literature is and how it should be read, and as such should be given a place amongst his literary works, alongside such aesthetic manifestos as 'The Decay of Lying' and 'The Critic as Artist'. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144540
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.332
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dc.contributor.authorWan, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T06:13:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T06:13:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationOxford Journal Of Legal Studies, 2011, v. 31 n. 4, p. 709-726en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-6503en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144540-
dc.description.abstractThe Oscar Wilde trials (1895) have usually been interpreted either as a historical document which gives insight into the regulation of sexuality in the late nineteenth century, or as literary biography explicating the playwright's life and works. Taking its cue from recent scholarship in 'law and literature', and also from Wilde's own conception of the relationship between art and life, this article proposes a reading of the trials which blurs the distinction between legal history and literary criticism by considering them as a form of literature. It argues that the trial transcripts enact and reflect Wilde's vision of what literature is and how it should be read, and as such should be given a place amongst his literary works, alongside such aesthetic manifestos as 'The Decay of Lying' and 'The Critic as Artist'. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ojls.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofOxford Journal of Legal Studiesen_HK
dc.rightsPre-print: Journal Title] ©: [year] [owner as specified on the article] Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of xxxxxx]. All rights reserved. Pre-print (Once an article is published, preprint notice should be amended to): This is an electronic version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the Article as published in the print edition of the Journal.] Post-print: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL that the author will receive upon publication here].en_US
dc.subjectGenderen_HK
dc.subjectInterpretationen_HK
dc.subjectLaw and literatureen_HK
dc.subjectLegal historyen_HK
dc.subjectOscar Wildeen_HK
dc.titleA matter of style: On reading the oscar wilde trials as literatureen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWan, M:mwan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWan, M=rp01272en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ojls/gqr022en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros198606en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-83055165545&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume31en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage709en_HK
dc.identifier.epage726en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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