The College of Arts and Humanities will host the latest installment of its “Moveable Feast” lecture series on Oscar Wilde. The event is on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.. at the Savannah Theatre, located at 222 Bull Street in Savannah.
In the coming days, Georgia Southern University will honor a pillar of literature and playwriting by returning to an old venue where he once stood.
The College of Arts and Humanities will host the latest installment of its “Moveable Feast” lecture series on Oscar Wilde. This special event, titled “The Art & Craft of Celebrity: Oscar Wilde in Savannah,” promises an evening of intellectual stimulation, entertainment and a dash of Wilde’s wit and charm.
The event is on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.. at the Savannah Theatre, located at 222 Bull Street in Savannah. The lecture will feature the new dean of the college, David Owen, Ph.D., as well as Elizabeth Howells, Ph.D., chair of the Department of English. A Q&A will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
“It is a real thrill to be speaking on Oscar Wilde’s visit to Savannah as part of his American tour in the exact spot at the Savannah Theatre where he spoke July 5, 1882,” Howells said. “It is also exciting to have a chance to revive the College of Arts and Humanities Moveable Feast lecture series, which gives us an occasion to showcase our faculty in signature spots in Savannah and Statesboro. Our College is unique in its opportunities to engage in the cultural life of our communities.”
The “Moveable Feast” lecture series was established by the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong Atlantic State University in February 2013. The Georgia Southern University College of Arts and Humanities continues the series. The lectures are held at historic sites in Savannah.