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Thomas L. Long: AIDS and Culture at the Fin d'Autre Siecle"

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
11:00am – 12:15pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 103

Thomas Long’s talk, which is free and open to all, will be tailored for Prof. Mary Burke’s OSCAR WILDE class. It will address the AIDS epidemic setting of Will Self’s DORIAN: An Imitation (2002), a novel inspired by Wilde’s The PICTURE of DORIAN GRAY (1891).

Thomas Long is Associate Professor in Residence in the School of Nursing, with a dual appointment on the core WGS faculty. He is the author of AIDS and American Apocalypticism: The Cultural Semiotics of an Epidemic and co-editor of The Meaning Management Challenge: Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease. He is a founding officer of the MLA’s Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum and Associate Editor of Literature and Medicine.


Mary Burke, 860-486-6858

English Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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