Biography

Dr. Mackie specializes in Victorian and Modernist literature, drama, and book history. His monograph Beautiful Untrue Things: Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife (2019) examines a lost archive of Wilde forgeries that flooded the rare book market in the 1920s. He has been the recipient of research fellowships from the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA and the Bibliographical Society of America. He received a UBC Faculty of Arts Research Award for 2015-16. Dr. Mackie is also an Associate Faculty member with the Critical Studies in Sexuality Program, and serves as faculty acquisitions advisor to UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections department. He also curates exhibitions at Rare Books, the most recent of which is “A Queer Century, 1869-1969.”

Recent Publications

“Cocktails with Noël Coward.” Derek Gladwin, ed. Gastro-Modernism: Food, Literature, Culture. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Press, 2019.

Beautiful Untrue Things: Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019.

“Textual Dissidence: The Occasions of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Soul of Man under Socialism.’” Mémoires du Livre / Studies in Book Culture 4: 2 (Spring 2013).

“‘The Modern Idea under an Antique Form’: Aestheticism and Theatrical Archaeology in Oscar Wilde’s Duchess of Padua.” Theatre Survey 53: 2 (September 2012).

“Forging Oscar Wilde: Mrs. Chan-Toon and For Love of the King.” English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 54: 3 (2011).

“The Function of Decorum at the Present Time: Manners, Moral Language, and Modernity in ‘an Oscar Wilde Play.’” Modern Drama 52: 2 (Summer 2009).