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).