Sandra Mayer

Sandra Mayer


I am a Hertha Firnberg Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Vienna and the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

Our two-day international conference, “Art and Action: Literary Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity Culture“, due to take place at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, 20-21 March 2020, was rescheduled as a series of webinars. Have a look at our exciting programme and event recordings!

We are delighted to announce that our keynote, Benjamin Zephaniah, will be live in conversation with Elleke Boehmer and Malachi McIntosh, on 24 June – do join us for this unique event!


A special issue on “Theatre and Persona“, guest-edited by Mary Luckhurst and me for Persona Studies, has just been published. Julia Lajta-Novak’s and my guest-edited special issue on “Life Writing and Celebrity“ for Life Writing has recently come out as an edited collection by Routledge. Our introductory piece on the connections between life-writing scholarship and celebrity studies can be accessed here.

My monograph, Oscar Wilde in Vienna, came out with Brill Rodopi in July 2018. In February 2019 I discussed the book with Mary Luckhurst, Stefano Evangelista, and Dominic Janes at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

I am currently guest-editing a journal special issue on “Life-Writing and the Transnational“ for Comparative Critical Studies (with Clément Dessy, forthcoming in 2020).

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