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Your search for posts with tags containing Oscar Wilde found 11 posts

FT: Dead Famous by Greg Jenner

On Guy Fawkes’ Night in 1709, Henry Sacheverell, an Anglican minister, preached an incediary sermon in St Paul’s against religious non-conformity in the church. It was widely interpreted as a coded attack on the then Whig government, not least...
From: Mathew Lyons on 25 Apr 2020

Over her dead body: tears and laughter in L’Ingénu’s final scene

Engraving by Monnet and Vidal, in Romans et contes de M. de Voltaire, 3 vol. (Bouillon, 1778), vol.2. (BnF/Gallica) ‘One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.’ Bloggers and other would-be beaux esprits...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Nov 2019

Salomé at the Swan

By Drs Sarah-Jane Fenton, Research Fellow, Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit, Warwick Medical School and Anjna Chouhan, Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Matthew Tennyson as Salomé. Copyright the RSC....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Jul 2017

Aubrey Beardsley at London's NPG

Miguel Cullen writes about an exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley's portraits at London's National Portrait Galley in The Catholic Herald: A small exhibition of portraits of Aubrey Beardsley at the National Portrait Gallery reveals a touching detail involving...

The Casting of Dorian Gray

Turner Classic Movies showed the 1945 MGM version of The Picture of Dorian Gray Saturday night. The crisp black and white film gives way to technicolor for the sight of the famous portrait and Dorian Gray's Mayfair house is gorgeously filled with works...

A MOOC: The Literature of the English Country House?

The great hall at Penshurst A corner shot of the Penshurst gardens Dear Friends and Readers, The other night I embarked on listening to another of these sets of videos sent out by English universities and designated MOOCs: Mass Online Courses. My...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Oct 2014

Favourite Reads of 2013

Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette: The Journey (2002).Myths and misconceptions abound about France's tragic eighteenth century queen, destined to lose her ill-fated life in the brutality of the French Revolution. A biography of Marie Antoinette, fair in...
From: Conor Byrne on 29 Dec 2013

I love you Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde. Photo: National Portrait Gallery, London. Like a lot of mawkish teenage girls with a bent towards the GOTHIC, I had a bit of a crush on Oscar Wilde in the nineties. It started when I was doing my GCSEs when an unusually sympathetic teacher...
From: Madame Guillotine on 16 Oct 2013

Aubrey Beardsley’s ‘Albert in Search of His Ideals’

What dandy wouldn’t appreciate Aubrey Beardley’s 1897 comic work? The title of the illustration indicates dear Albert will find his niche sooner or later, but right now he’s taking caricatural cues from both lady and ancient gentleman...
From: Making History Tart & Titillating on 15 Jul 2013

The tragic and scandalous life of Constance Wilde

Constance Wilde. Photo: Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California. I’ve often spoken here about my huge and immense admiration for Oscar Wilde (hell, I even named one of my sons after not just him but also his post prison...
From: Madame Guillotine on 20 Aug 2012

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

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In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.