Christopher S. Nassaar, recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from the American University of Beirut, recently retired as Professor of English Literature. A well-known Oscar Wilde scholar, his book Into the Demon Universe: A Literary Exploration of Oscar Wilde (Yale, 1974) was considered a breakthrough in Wilde studies. Since its appearance, he has published several books and over 40 articles. Recently he edited two anthologies, The English Literary Decadence (1999) and The Victorians: A Major Authors Anthology (2000).
He has now turned to creative writing. His first novel, The Importance of Being Earnest Revisited, was published by Woodfield in 2005, and he is currently preparing a second novel, a sequel to Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Last modified 26 December 2005