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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Gregory Mackie

Gregory Mackie is an assistant professor in the department of English at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches Victorian literature, drama, and book history. He has published several articles on Oscar Wilde, and recently completed a book manuscript titled “Beautiful Untrue Things”: Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife.

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Gregory Mackie

The Americanization of Oscar Wilde

The early days of a modern celebrity June 2018
In “De Profundis,” the ­harrowing chronicle of his imprisonment, Oscar Wilde memorably identifies the two “great turning points” of his life. They are, he says, “when my father sent me to Oxford, and when Society sent me to prison.” Most biographical and critical assessments of the legendary Victorian writer follow his own lead by emphasizing these…