The Oscar Wilde Society of America sponsors events that encourage Wilde scholarship and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of Oscar Wilde and his times, particularly his American visits.


We also strive to promote greater understanding of all facets of Oscar Wilde’s life, thought, and career.


In this section you will find news of forthcoming OWSoA events, as well as records of events past, including the serious and studied flights of fancy that led to the society's founding.

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Inaugural Celebration
Centenary Events
Guided Tours in NY

Indiana State University Oscar Wilde Symposia

2009 Oscar Wilde Symposium
The second Indiana State University Honors Program Oscar Wilde Symposium was held 2 November 2009 in the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library.

The Symposium featured research poster presentations by students in OWSoA president Marlyn Bisch's General Honors seminar "An Introduction to Academic Research and Oscar Wilde."

Merlin Holland presented the keynote address, "Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest." 

View photos of the Symposium and Merlin Holland's ISU visit here

2008 Oscar Wilde Symposium
The Indiana State University Honors Program held the first ISU Oscar Wilde Symposium:

31 March 2008 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede 1
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

The Symposium featured presentation of new American Wilde scholarship by Indiana State University honors students and a keynote address by Dr Joan Navarre.

View photos of the Symposium and Joan Navarre's ISU visit here

Also of note the Indiana Statesman article on this first ISU Oscar Wilde Symposium

Both events were supported by the Oscar Wilde Society of America, free, open to the public.  For more information contact Marilyn Bisch.


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