Professor Shelton Waldrep from USM will help us understand how Wilde’s text informs our understanding of current social trends and our expectations for the future. The Picture of Dorian Gray, published in 1890, explores the themes of narcissism and the nature of evil. As young aesthete Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. The book has been adapted for film and television more than a dozen times, most recently in a 2009 movie starring Colin Firth.
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