Thomas Long’s talk was tailored for Prof. Mary Burke’s OSCAR WILDE class. It addressed the AIDS epidemic setting of Will Self’s DORIAN: An Imitation (2002), a novel inspired by Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).
Thomas Long is Associate Professor in Residence in the School of Nursing, with a dual appointment on the core WGS faculty. He is the author of AIDS and American Apocalypticism: The Cultural Semiotics of an Epidemic and co-editor of The Meaning Management Challenge: Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease. He is a founding officer of the MLA’s Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum and Associate Editor of Literature and Medicine.