Liberty and Responsibility in Goethe’s “Faust I” and Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”


The colloquium explored the connection between liberty, responsibility, and the pursuit of happiness through the study of two important works of literature from the Romantic era: Goethe's Faust and Oscar Wilde's reimagining of the Faust tale in The Picture of Dorian Gray.


Conference Readings

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Goethe's Faust. Translated by Walter Kaufmann. New York: Anchor Books, 1962.

Wilde, Oscar. The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008.