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Aesthetic Reverberations in Literature and Education

Edited By Feryal Cubukcu

Aestheticism is broader in scope than the philosophy of art. It is also broader than the philosophy of beauty, in that it applies to any of the responses we might expect works of art or entertainment to elicit, whether positive or negative. That is why the articles in this collective volume aim to highlight the various reverberations of aestheticism on literature and education over the centuries.

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Transgressive Aesthetics and Dandyism in Oscar Wilde’s Plays (Ayça Ülker Erkan)


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Ayça Ülker Erkan1

Transgressive Aesthetics and Dandyism in Oscar Wilde’s Plays

1. Introduction

“I took the drama, the most objective form known to the art, and made it as personal a mode of expression as the lyric or the sonnet […]” (quoted in Morley, 1997, p. 82).

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