Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Feminism and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Travel -- Europe.
This article traces the prodigal child mythos in Fuller's autobiographical travel letters, arguing that the povera soletta and similar types appearing in her later correspondence were the culmination of the material realities and competitive practices inherent in nineteenth-century travel experience.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.
Oscar Wilde has repeatedly been subjected to posthumous conscription by scholars, critics, writers, and artists as the exemplary literary, sexual, and national outlaw. This article considers both the Anglo and the American production and reception of these other(ed) Oscars across two performative contexts: contemporary drama, where in the years preceding the centenaries of Wilde's trials and death, several plays were staged which offered a mix of documentary and dramatic reassessments of his life; and recent cinema, where representations include Brian Gilbert's earnest biopic Wilde and Todd Haynes's queerly revisionist Velvet Goldmine. The article concludes with a few observations on Will Self's recent novel Dorian: An Imitation.