Publications

Books

Oscar Wilde in Vienna: Pleasing and Teasing the Audience.

Oscar Wilde in Vienna: Pleasing and Teasing the Audience. Amsterdam: Brill Rodopi, 2018.
– monograph

Life Writing and Celebrity: Exploring Intersections.

Life Writing and Celebrity: Exploring Intersections. Ed. Sandra Mayer and Julia Novak.
London: Routledge, 2019.
– edited collection

Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture: Festschrift for Werner Huber.
Ed. Sandra Mayer, Julia Novak, and Margarete Rubik.
Trier: WVT, 2012.
– edited collection
Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Cultural Currents and Exchanges.
Ed. Werner Huber, Sandra Mayer, and Julia Novak.
Irish Studies in Europe 4. Trier: WVT, 2012.
– edited collection

Journal Special Issues

"Life-Writing and the Transnational."

Ed. Sandra Mayer and Clément Dessy.
Special Issue of Comparative Critical Studies (forthcoming in 2020).

"Theatre and Persona: Celebrity and Transgression."

“Theatre and Persona: Celebrity and Transgression.“ Ed. Mary Luckhurst and Sandra Mayer.
Special Issue of Persona Studies 5.2 (2019).

"Life Writing and Celebrity."

“Life Writing and Celebrity.“ Ed. Sandra Mayer and Julia Novak. Special Issue of Life Writing 16.2 (2019).

"The Author in the Popular Imagination: Views from the Nineteenth Century."

“The Author in the Popular Imagination: Views from the Nineteenth Century.“ Ed. Joanna Neilly and Sandra Mayer. Special Issue of Forum for Modern Language Studies 54.3 (2018).

"Art and Action: Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity."

“Art and Action: Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity.“ Special “Forum“ Issue of Celebrity Studies 8.1 (2017).

peer-reviewed

Journal Articles

"Theatre and Persona: Celebrity and Transgression."

“Theatre and Persona: Celebrity and Transgression.“ Mary Luckhurst and Sandra Mayer.
Persona Studies 5.2 (2019): 1-8.

"Making Mischief: David Hare and the Celebrity Playwright's Political Persona."
"Life Writing and Celebrity: Exploring Intersections."

“Life Writing and Celebrity: Exploring Intersections.“ Sandra Mayer and Julia Novak.
Life Writing 16.2 (2019): 149-155.

"Introduction: The Author in the Popular Imagination - Views from the Nineteenth Century."

“Introduction: The Author in the Popular Imagination – Views from the Nineteenth Century.“ Joanna Neilly and Sandra Mayer.
Forum for Modern Language Studies 54.3 (2018): 273-278.

"The Prime Minister as Celebrity Novelist: Benjamin Disraeli's 'Double Consciousness'."
"Art and Action: Authorship, Politics and Celebrity."

Art and Action: Authorship, Politics and Celebrity.“ Celebrity Studies 8.1 (2017): 152-156.

“Portraits of the Artist as Politician, the Politician as Artist: Commemorating the Disraeli Phenomenon."
Review of The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual.

Review of The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual by Patrick Baert. Celebrity Studies 7.4 (2016): 610-613.

“Disparate Images: Literary Heroism and the 'Work vs. Life' Topos in Contemporary Biofictions about Victorian Authors.”

Sandra Mayer and Julia Novak. Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies 7.1 (2014): 25-51.

“(Re)Politicised and (Over)Sexualised: Wild(e) Treatments on Twenty-First-Century Viennese Stages.”

FOCUS: Papers in English Literary and Cultural Studies. Issue on Interfaces between Irish and European Theatre (2012): 49-62.

“The Reception of Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw in the Light of Early Twentieth-Century Austrian Censorship.”

Platform 2.2 (2007): 59-75.
(co-authored with Barbara Pfeifer)

“‘A Complex Multiform Creature’: Ambiguity and Limitation Foreshadowed in the Early Critical Reception of Oscar Wilde.”

Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 31.2 (2006): 137-155

“(Re)Politicised and (Over)Sexualised: Wild(e) Treatments on Twenty-First-Century Viennese Stages.”

FOCUS: Papers in English Literary and Cultural Studies. Issue on Interfaces between Irish and European Theatre (2012): 49-62.

“The Reception of Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw in the Light of Early Twentieth-Century Austrian Censorship.”

Sandra Mayer and Barbara Pfeifer. Platform 2.2 (2007): 59-75.

“‘A Complex Multiform Creature’: Ambiguity and Limitation Foreshadowed in the Early Critical Reception of Oscar Wilde.”

Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 31.2 (2006): 137-155

non peer-reviewed

Further Articles

Review of Science: Dramatic. Science Plays in America and Great Britain, 1990-2007 by Eva-Sabine Zehelein.

Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 58.4 (2010): 409-410. 

“When Critics Disagree: Sensationalism and Myth-Making in the Reception of Oscar Wilde in Fin-de-siècle Vienna.”

The Wildean 35 (2009): 62-73.

Other Journal Contributions
  • “German and Austrian Contributions to Irish Studies, IASIL Bibliography 2014.” Irish University Review 45.2 (2015): 1-66 (co-authored with Dieter Fuchs and Werner Huber).
  • “German and Austrian Contributions to Irish Studies, IASIL Bibliography 2013.” Irish University Review 44.2 (2014): 1-71 (co-authored with Werner Huber).
  • “German and Austrian Contributions to Irish Studies, IASIL Bibliography 2012.” Irish University Review 43.2 (2013): 1-65. (co-authored with Werner Huber)
  • “German and Austrian Contributions to Irish Studies, IASIL Bibliography 2011.” Irish University Review 42.2 (2012): 366-433. (co-authored with Werner Huber)

Book Chapters

"W. H. Auden in Austria: 'Publicly Private' and Globally Local."

Lives of Houses. Ed. Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2020. 232-245.
(to read the Guardian’s review, click here)

“Benjamin Disraeli and Oscar Wilde.”

Serendipitous Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain. Ed. Wm. Roger Louis. London: IB Tauris, 2019. 89-101.

"Literary Celebrity, Politics and the Nobel Prize: The Nobel Lecture as an Authorial Self-Fashioning Platform."

(Extra)Ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity and Fan Studies. Ed. Jade Alexander and Katarzyna Bronk. Leiden: Brill-Rodopi, 2018. 54-74.

“The Art of Creating a Great Sensation: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)."

Celebrity Authorship and Afterlives in English and American Literature. Ed. Gaston Franssen and Rick Honings. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 111-132.

“Literary Cosmopolitanism and Agents of Mediation: Oscar Wilde and Fin-de-Siècle Viennese Artistic Networks.”

Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism: Continuities, Revisions, Speculations. Ed. Bénédicte Coste, Catherine Delyfer and Christine Reynier. London: Routledge, 2016. 67-79.

“Visions of Salome, Visions of Wilde: Critical Readings of Oscar Wilde’s Salome in Early-Twentieth-Century Vienna.”

Performing Salome, Revealing Stories. Ed. Clair Rowden. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. 49-69.

“Introduction. Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture: Festschrift for Werner Huber."

Sandra Mayer, Julia Novak, and Margarete Rubik. Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture: Festschrift for Werner Huber. Ed. Sandra Mayer, Julia Novak, and Margarete Rubik. Trier: WVT, 2012. 9-14.

“‘You have to have a grá to do it’: An Interview with Irish Storytellers Clare Murphy, Niall de Búrca, and Joe Brennan.”

Sandra Mayer and Julia Novak. Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture: Festschrift for Werner Huber. Ed. Sandra Mayer, Julia Novak, and Margarete Rubik. Trier: WVT, 2012. 183-192. 

“The Critic as Agent: Literarische Vermittlungs- und Kanonisierungsprozesse am Beispiel von Oscar Wildes Komödien auf den Wiener Bühnen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts.”

Weltbühne Wien/World-Stage Vienna, Vol. 2: Die Rezeption anglophoner Dramen auf den Wiener Bühnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Ewald Mengel, Ludwig Schnauder and Rudolf Weiss. Trier: WVT, 2010. 77-101.

“When Critics Disagree, the Artist Survives: Oscar Wilde, An All-Time Favourite of the Viennese Stage in the Twentieth Century.”

The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe. Ed. Stefano Evangelista. London: Continuum, 2010. 203-216. (reissued in paperback, May 2015)

“The Critic as Agent: Literarische Vermittlungs- und Kanonisierungsprozesse am Beispiel von Oscar Wildes Komödien auf den Wiener Bühnen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts.”

Weltbühne Wien/World-Stage Vienna, Vol. 2: Die Rezeption anglophoner Dramen auf den Wiener Bühnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Ewald Mengel, Ludwig Schnauder, and Rudolf Weiss. Trier: WVT, 2010. 77-101.

“When Critics Disagree, the Artist Survives: Oscar Wilde, An All-Time Favourite of the Viennese Stage in the Twentieth Century.”

The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe. Ed. Stefano Evangelista. London: Continuum, 2010. 203-216. (reissued in paperback, May 2015)

Proceedings Contributions

“The Importance of Commemorating Literary Celebrity: Oscar Wilde and Contemporary Literary Memorial Culture.”

Ireland and Popular Culture. Ed. Sylvie Mikowski. Reimagining Ireland 54. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014. 39-52.

“En-Nobeling Literary Celebrity: Authorial Self-Fashioning in the Nobel Lectures of Elfriede Jelinek and Harold Pinter.”

The Performance of Celebrity: Creating, Maintaining and Controlling Fame. Ed. Amber Anna Colvin. eBook. Inter-Disciplinary.Press, 2013. 67-80.

“Introduction: Ireland in/and Europe.”

Werner Huber, Sandra Mayer, and Julia Novak.
Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Cultural Currents and Exchanges. Ed. Werner Huber, Sandra Mayer, and Julia Novak. Irish Studies in Europe 4. Trier: WVT, 2012. 11-17.

Recordings & Podcasts

"Art and Action."

“Art and Action,“ a Webinar Series on Literary Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity Culture; convened by Sandra Mayer and Ruth Scobie, hosted by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, 3 July – 25 September 2020.

"Art and Action: Authorship, Celebrity, Politics."

“Art and Action: Authorship, Celebrity, Politics.“ Digital Research Forum, Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, 7 April 2020.

"Performing the Celebrity Self: Benjamin Disraeli and Oscar Wilde."

“Performing the Celebrity Self: Benjamin Disraeli and Oscar Wilde.“ British Studies Faculty Seminar, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 27 September 2019.

"Oscar Wilde in Vienna: Pleasing and Teasing the Audience."

“Oscar Wilde in Vienna: Pleasing and Teasing the Audience.“ Panel Discussion with Sandra Mayer, Mary Luckhurst, Dominic Janes, and Stefano Evangelista. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, 8 February 2019. Podcast, University of Oxford Podcast Channel, 2019.

"Disraeli's 'Spectre of Unsatisfied Desire': Literary Celebrity in/and Political Office."
“Pegasus and Carthorse: The Many Shades of Disraeli’s Celebrity.”

“Pegasus and Carthorse: The Many Shades of Disraeli’s Celebrity.” Podcast, University of Oxford Podcast Channel, 2015. 

Miscellaneous Publications

"Celebrity and Life-Writing in Dialogue."

Blog post The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Blog, 11 November 2016.

"Rubbing Shoulders with Disraeli the Celebrity at Hughenden."

“Rubbing Shoulders with Disraeli the Celebrity at Hughenden.“ Blog post AngloFiles, The Royal Oak Foundation, 2016.

“Stadt der träumenden Türme.”

“Stadt der träumenden Türme.” FWF-Infomagazin 90.1 (2015): 28-29. 

“The Shifting Shapes of Authorship: (Dis)Embodying Literary Celebrity, 18 September.”

“The Shifting Shapes of Authorship: (Dis)Embodying Literary Celebrity, 18 September.” Event blog, AHRC Project “Authors and the World,” 2014.

“Mapping a Sprawling Field: The Second Biennial Celebrity Studies Journal Conference.”