Rob Marland

About & contact
I edited Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews and wrote Oscar Wilde: The Season of Sorrow, the first ever graphic novel about Oscar Wilde. I am currently researching Wilde’s first play and writing a graphic novel about his 1877 visit to Greece.
Email: r.p.marland [a~t] gmail [0] com

  1. News
    1. 10.12.2023 • My paper about the rediscovery of the portrait plaque by John Donoghue once owned by Oscar Wilde and displayed in his Tite Street home has been published in the January 2024 issue of The Wildean. A story about the paper appears in today’s The Sunday Telegraph. I have also written a brief blog about the plaque.
    2. 15.11.2023 • I wrote an article about Wilde’s cameo in The Gilded Age.
    3. 05.10.2023 • I wrote an Oscar Wilde reading list.
    4. News archive
      1. 13.07.2023 • My paper about an art review attributed to Oscar Wilde by Stuart Mason has been published in the July 2023 issue of The Wildean.
      2. 23.05.2023 • My paper about Lord Alfred Douglas’s activities at the beginning of Wilde’s imprisonment, co-authored with Donald Mead, has been published in the May 2023 issue of Intentions, the Oscar Wilde Society newsletter.
      3. 05.01.2023 • Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews is now available as PDF ebooks.
      4. 08.12.2022 • My paper, co-authored with Wolfgang Maier-Sigrist, about letters drafted by Oscar Wilde’s assistants at The Woman’s World has been published in the January 2023 issue of The Wildean. This volume also includes a review of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews.
      5. 24.11.2022 • I updated my list of uncollected letters of Oscar Wilde, adding 29 to bring the total to 190.
      6. 04.11.2022 • My paper about Sarah Bernhardt’s cancelled production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé has been published in Notes and Queries.
      7. 28.10.2022 • I wrote an article to mark the 25 year anniversary of Dublin’s Oscar Wilde Monument.
      8. 17.10.2022 • I discovered an undocumented interview with Walt Whitman; it can now be read at The Walt Whitman Archive.
      9. 22.07.2022 • I wrote an article cataloguing the art collection of Oscar and Constance Wilde.
      10. 24.03.2022 • Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews is now available for purchase.
  2. Buy
    1. Etsy
    2. Amazon
  3. Books & Comics
    1. Forthcoming: Oscar Wilde’s First Tragedy: The Composition, Production, and Reception of Vera; or, The Nihilists
    2. Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews (2022)
    3. Oscar Wilde: The Season of Sorrow (2018)
      1. The full story of Oscar Wilde’s two year imprisonment for “gross indecency”, from conviction to release. This is the first ever graphic novel about Oscar Wilde (2018). “The Season of Sorrow is a thing of terror as well as beauty—inspiring fear, pity, and anger at the unjust laws … that condemned Oscar, and continue to condemn rebels, outcasts, artists, and ‘undesirables’ of all types.” (Thomas Wright, author of Oscar’s Books, aka Built of Books).
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    4. Short comics
      1. Diary comics (2018–)
      2. ‘Grey’ (2020)
      3. ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ (2019)
      4. My Mum Has ZINE a Movie (2019): A collection of my mum’s best movie reviews from the 2017–2019 episodes of our weekly podcast, My Mum Has Seen a Movie.
        Read it here
      5. Basler Freitag (2019): A spruced up version of the diary comics I drew on 1 February 2019 for #HourlyComicsDay. My rainy day off in Switzerland includes a cross-border stroll, a soggy Japanese lesson, and too much vegetarian Indian food for one man to handle.
        Read it here
      6. Welcome to Deadwood (2019): I celebrated the return of Deadwood by making this zine, which features portraits of 30 of your favourite hoopleheads and hustlers, including Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickock, Al Swearengen, and Seth Bullock. Sold out.
      7. ‘Eazy Is His Name…’ (2018)
      8. The Longest Day (2018): A follow up to my My Sister’s Birthday. I visit my sister and dad on summer solstice. Andy Oliver (Broken Frontier) has said that this “bleak farce on family and relationships has a quiet poignancy at its heart”. Sold out.
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      9. Nosferatu (2016): A re-editing of the 1920s classic film in comics form. I made this comic to practise using different media: pen, pencil, ink wash, charcoal, and lino cut.
        Read it here
      10. Anecdotes from the Life of Pushkin (2016): I adapted Daniil Kharms’ weird microstories about Pushkin in this odd minicomic. Sold out.
      11. My Sister’s Birthday (2016): An autobio comic about a trip to Wales to visit my sister and dad. Coffee wine, awful TV, and not talking about the things we should be talking about. Sold out.
  4. Academic articles
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      1. Marland, R. (in press) An unpublished letter from Oscar Wilde to Florence West, Notes and Queries
      2. Marland, R. (2024) John Donoghue’s ‘Requiescat’ plaque, The Wildean, 64, 3–67
      3. Marland, R. (2023) A review of Edward Burne-Jones’s The Legend of the Briar Rose, attributed to Oscar Wilde by Stuart Mason, The Wildean, 63, 3–19
      4. Marland, R. & Mead, D. (2023) Of what does Lord Douglas Dream? Intentions, 125, 19–23
      5. Marland, R. & Maier-Sigrist, W. (2023) Four unpublished Oscar Wilde letters drafted by assistants at The Woman’s World, The Wildean, 62, 19–44
      6. Marland, R. (2022) On Sarah Bernhardt’s cancelled production of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salomé’, Notes and Queries, 69, 350–4
      7. Marland, R. (2022) ‘Our Soul is Like a Kite’: a poem misattributed to Oscar Wilde, Notes and Queries, 69, 157–60
      8. Marland, R. (2022) Vera; or, The Nihilists: the Italian premiere, The Italian Oscar Wilde Society Newsletter, II.2
      9. Marland, R. (2022) The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, Volume XI, Plays 4: Vera; or, The Nihilist and Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Wildean, 60, 101–6 [review]
      10. Marland, R. (2021) Unnoted sources in Oscar Wilde’s Vera, Notes and Queries, 68, 446–8
      11. Marland, R. (2021) Unnoted textual witnesses in Oscar Wilde’s Vera, Notes and Queries, 68, 448–53
      12. Marland, R. (2021) Oscar Wilde on the husbands of beautiful women, Notes and Queries, 68, 331–2
      13. Marland, R. (2021) Oscar Wilde at the Nebraska State Hospital for the Insane, Notes and Queries, 68, 328–31
      14. Marland, R. (2021) Love and Revolution: a free adaptation of Vera; or, The Nihilists, The Wildean, 59, 117–20 [review]
      15. Marland, R. (2021) Imitatio Neronis: Oscar Wilde’s ‘neronian coiffure’, The Wildean, 59, 3–56
      16. Marland, R. & Cooper, J. (2013) Wilde’s final farewell lecture in New York, The Wildean, 42, 57–61
  5. Marland on Wilde (blog)
    1. View blog
    2. Uncollected letters of Oscar Wilde
    3. Oscar Wilde’s art collection
    4. Other blog highlights
  6. Audiobooks
    1. Oscar Wilde and his circle
      1. The Actress [short story]
      2. The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas
      3. Ave Maria Gratia Plena [poem]
      4. By The Arno [poem]
      5. Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life [letter]
      6. The Collected Poems of Lord Alfred Douglas
      7. The Dial, 1, eds. C. H. Shannon & C. Ricketts
      8. The Disciple [short story]
      9. A Fire at Sea [short story]
      10. To My Friend Luther Munday [poem]
      11. Graffiti d’Italia [poem]
      12. The House of Judgment [short story]
      13. An Ideal Husband [play]
      14. Impression De Voyage [poem]
      15. Impressions of America [lecture]
      16. In Excelsis, Lord Alfred Douglas [poetry collection]
      17. Italia [poem]
      18. Jezabel [short story]
      19. Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (1868–1890)
      20. Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (1890–1895)
      21. Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 3 (1895–1897)
      22. Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 4 (1897–1898)
      23. Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 5 (1898–1900)
      24. The Life of Oscar Wilde, Robert Sherard
      25. Oscar Wilde: The Aesthetic Apostle’s First Appearance in New York Society
      26. Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Movement, Stuart Mason [essay] ♫
      27. The Oscar Wilde Calendar, ed. Stuart Mason [quotations]
      28. Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews
      29. Oscar Wilde: An Idler’s Impression, Edgar Saltus [essay] ♫
      30. Oscar Wilde bunco articles
      31. Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882], Lloyd Lewis & Henry Justin Smith
      32. Oscar Wilde and Myself, Lord Alfred Douglas
      33. Oscar Wilde From Purgatory, Hester Travers Smith
      34. Oscar Wilde: The Story of an Unhappy Friendship, Robert Sherard
      35. Oscar Wilde Twice Defended, Robert Sherard
      36. The Poet [short story]
      37. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. [short story, long version]
      38. The Remarkable Rocket [short story, full cast] ♫
      39. The Real Oscar Wilde, Robert Sherard
      40. A Ride Across the Peloponnese, George Macmillan [travelogue]
      41. Rome Unvisited [poem]
      42. Rose Leaf and Apple Leaf, Rennell Rodd [poetry collection]
      43. San Miniato [poem]
      44. Silverpoints, John Gray [poetry collection]
      45. Simon of Cyrene [short story]
      46. Some Reflections on the Beauty of Unpunctuality, Lord Alfred Douglas [essay]
      47. The Sphinx Without a Secret [short story]
      48. ‘A Talk With Mr. Oscar Wilde’, The Sketch, 09.01.1895
      49. The Tomb of Keats [essay and poem]
      50. The Trial of Oscar Wilde [full cast]
      51. Untitled Poem from The Soil, July 1917 [poem]
      52. Untitled story by Oscar Wilde (the Devil and the Hermit)
      53. Untitled story by Oscar Wilde (the Magnet and the Iron Filings)
      54. At Verona [poem]
      55. Wilde in America [essay] ♫
    2. Jacobean city comedy plays
    3. Other solo projects
    4. Other collaborative projects
    5. All LibriVox projects I have contributed to
  7. Press
    1. Dalya Alberge, ‘Lost portrait of Oscar Wilde’s sister turns up after 128 years’, The Sunday Telegraph (London, UK), 10.12.2023, 11
    2. Review of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews. Michael Seeney, The Wildean, 62, 01.2023
    3. Review of My Mum Has Seen a Movie. Krissie Sheets, Ear Flush, 13.11.2022
    4. Review of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Interviews. Véronique Wilkin, Rue des Beaux Arts, 80, 06.2022 [French]
    5. Review of The Longest Day. Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier, 05.09.2019
  8. Miscellaneous
    1. Comic script template for Word
    2. YouTube channel
    3. Fonts
    4. Volfsball MVP 2016