Arts & Humanities


Brian Lewis: The Trial of Oscar Wilde

Professor Brian Lewis (McGill Department of History) and Westmount Public Library present: The Trial of Oscar Wilde

The fourth lecture in the Great Trials series hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (McGill) at Westmount Public Library. (1 March 2011) Each lecture in the series examined the social and political contexts as well as the cultural consequences of a history-making trial. The series took the position that ‘law’ happens as much outside the courtroom as it does within it, and that each of these pivotal events stands as testament to the ways in which constructions of authority, law, and justice have informed cultural consciousness across centuries.

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    May 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm