Presenter Bios

Sos Eltis is Fellow and Tutor in English at Brasenose College, Oxford. A specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century drama and gothic fiction, she is the author of Acts of Desire: Women and Sex Onstage 1800-1930 (Oxford University Press, 2013), in which she radically challenges conventional critical accounts of the figure of the “fallen woman” in British theatre and the wider culture. In her previous book, Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde (Oxford University Press, 1996), Eltis mobilized archival material, including manuscript drafts, to make a case for Wilde as a serious thinker and social critic.

Jonathan Goldman is Associate Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology. He is author of Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity (University of Texas Press, 2011) and co-editor of Modernist Star Maps: Celebrity, Modernity, Culture (Ashgate, 2010). His writings on 20th-century literature and culture appear in such publications as The Cambridge Companion to UlyssesCambridge Contexts: Bernard ShawJames Joyce Quarterly, Narrative, Novel: A Forum on FictionThe Paris ReviewThe Millions, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

John Wyver is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media, Arts, and Design at the University of Westminster and Media Associate for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is a producer for, and a co-founder (in 1982) of, the independent production company Illuminations Media. Currently, Wyver is also Primary Investigator for the AHRC grant-funded research project Screen Plays: Stage Plays on British Television, and he has produced two associated screenings at BFI Southbank. Wyver writes regularly for the Guardian and Sight & Sound.

Jennifer Buckley (presiding) is Assistant Professor of English and Rhetoric at the University of Iowa. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Modernism/modernity, Theatre Survey, SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, and Comparative Drama; a forthcoming essay appears in Theater 46.2. She is currently completing her book manuscript, Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print.