Guest Lecture Dr. Sandra Mayer University of Vienna “Lionism, Pilgrimages, Birthday Books: The Politics and Poetics of Victorian Celebrity Culture”

Dr. Sandra Mayer specializes in life writing and celebrity culture and has taught in Vienna, Zurich, and Oxford. She is the author of Oscar Wilde in Vienna (Brill Rodopi, 2018) and she is currently working on “Art and Action: Literary Celebrity and Politics,” a research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund.

Wednesday April 10, 2019, 14:00-15:30 p.m.

Plattenstrasse 47, PLH 102

This guest lecture is hosted by the English Department and takes place as part of Prof. Barbara Straumann’s M.A. research seminar on “Queen Victoria: Female Monarch and Media Icon.”

Colleagues, students and members of the general public are cordially invited.