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Nicholas Frankel

Professor
Acting Chair
Department of English
nrfranke@vcu.edu
(804) 827-8316
Hibbs Hall 316

Education

BA Oxford University
MA University of Southern California
PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus

Nineteenth-century British literature

Books

The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde. (Harvard University Press, 2018)

Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years(Harvard University Press, 2017)

The Annotated Importance of Being EarnestCambridge: Harvard UP, 2015.

Charles Ricketts, Everything For Art: Selected Writings. High Wycombe: The Rivendale Press, 2014.

The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2011.

  • In paperback, with a new Preface, as The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2012.
  • In Portuguese as O Retrato de Dorian Gray: Ediçao Anotada e Sem Censura, tr. Jaurio Dauster. Sâo Paulo, Brazil: Editorio Globo/Biblioteca Azul, 2013.
  • In Greek as TO ΠOPTPAITO TOY NTOPIANΓKPEΪ: H EKΔOΣ AKOΛΘEI TO ΠPΏTOTYΠO XEIPOΓPAΦO TOY ΣΓΓPAΦEA. Athens: Ekati Publications, 2013.
  • In Italian as Il Retrato di Dorian Gray: Il dattiloscritto originale non censurato, tr. M. Piumini. Milan: Mondadori, 2014.
  • In Turkish as Dorian Gray'in Portresi (Ciltli), tr. Ülker İnce. Istanbul: Everest, 2014.
  • Hungarian edition forthcoming

Recent/Selected Publications

“William Morris and the `Moral Qualities’ of Ornament,” Socialist Studies/Études socialistes (Canada), 13/1 Spring 2018. 

“Portraiture in Oscar Wilde’s Fiction,” Études Anglaises (France), 69/1 (Jan- Mar. 2016), 49-61.

“A New Poem By Christina Rossetti.” Notes and Queries, 61:1 (2014), 92–95. 

Featured

Harvard University Press Interview  [mp3]

 

Faculty photo by Susan Barstow – 2017

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
AUGUST 23, 2018

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 29, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Fall Break
OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018

 

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