Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies offers new and exciting research on an author of enduring interest. Including ten chapters by major voices in current scholarship on the author, this volume provides the state of the field as well as original interpretations in a manner that is accessible to both the specialist and novice reader. Chapters interrogate questions of Wilde, Ireland and Empire, the relationship between gay studies and queer theory and the place of feminist approaches. It is interdisciplinary, representing performance studies and literary studies, and also encompasses philosophical and religious perspectives on Wilde. This book provides a useful chronology, history of criticism and bibliography, and each chapter guides the reader towards an understanding of a specific methodology. Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies will be of interest to the advanced undergraduate and postgraduate student, the lecturer and the scholar - whoever craves a knowledge of the latest waves in Wilde criticism.