Oscar Wilde: anarchist, socialist, feminist
Dr Sos Eltis
11 April 2019
Dr Sos Eltis (Brasenose College, University of Oxford) offers a radical re-examination of Oscar Wilde’s plays, challenging long-established views of the writer as a dilettante and dandy. Eltis argues that Wilde be considered a serious philosopher and social critic who used his drama to subvert traditional Victorian values: she positions him as an anarchist, a socialist and a feminist.
This event took place as part of the public programme for The Oscar Wilde Temple
- About Dr Sos Eltis
Dr Sos Eltis is Fellow and Tutor in English at Brasenose College, Oxford. Publications include Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde (OUP Oxford, 1996) and Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage, 1800-1930 (OUP Oxford, 2013).