Vancouver Institute Lectures

The Extraordinary Afterlife of Oscar Wilde Mackie, Gregory, 1976-


Dr. Mackie specializes in Victorian and Modernist literature, drama, and book history. His monograph Beautiful Untrue Things: Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife (2019) examines a lost archive of Wilde forgeries that flooded the rare book market in the 1920s. He has been the recipient of research fellowships from the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA and the Bibliographical Society of America. He received a UBC Faculty of Arts Research Award in 2015 and a Killam Teaching Prize in 2020. Dr. Mackie also serves as Norman Colbeck Curator at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division, where he advises on acquisitions and special projects. He has also curated exhibitions for the Rare Books divisions of both UBC campuses, including “A Queer Century, 1869-1969” (2019).

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