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Introduction to Cultural Studies, Modernism, contemporary British short stories, detective fiction, Oscar Wilde, Angela Carter, Utopia and Dystopia, Late-Victorian Radicals.
My research interests include Victorian, Fin-de-Siècle and (post-)modernist literature, utopianism, gender and queer-related aspects, literary, cultural and political theory as well as philosophy and literature.
The Self and the Political in Oscar Wilde
Aestheticism as a whole, and Oscar Wilde as its key representative, were long dismissed as escapist and conformist. This has considerably changed as Wilde’s political investments – e.g. in Irish nationalism, feminism, deconstructive dandyism, homosexual self-identification, and anarchist socialism – have attracted much attention. But is this “new” Wilde only an invention from present-day critics, eager to project their favourite images of Wilde onto a notoriously shifty figure?