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Historical Event, Sat 22 Feb 2020, free entry

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Devilish and Debonair: The Wildean Dandy and the L

Devilish and Debonair: The Wildean Dandy and the L

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Talk, discussion and QA with Professor Ruth Robbins (Leeds Beckett University) in support of Leeds LGBT+ Forum for LGBT History Month.

An all-consuming interest in self-image, a pose of world-weary cynicism coupled with quick wit languorously expressed – these are the hallmarks of the figure of the dandy. It is a stereotype long-associated with dissident sexualities, and its high priest is Oscar Wilde. Using Wilde’s social comedies as a case study in the figure’s development and influence, this talk is about both the uses and abuses of a stereotype of gay identity. It traces a long history of the dandy, both backwards and forwards from Wilde, to raise questions about its persistence as a marker of gay identity, in order to examine what this may tell us about cultures of representation.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Sat 22 Feb 2020 12:45 to 14:30

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Free entry

Please note that admission is by ticket.

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Millennium Square,
Leeds,
LS2 8BH

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Map reference: SE 299340  Lat: 53.80145 Long: -1.54749

How to find us
Leeds City Museum is located in the city centre, on Millennium Square.
By public transport: A 10 minute walk from Leeds railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station.
By car: On street parking is available on Rossington Street and Cookridge Street. Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre, St John’s Centre and Rose Bowl car parks are all a 5 or 10 minute walk from the museum.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups