THE OSCHOLARS Library was created to republish articles and essays from out-of-print collections and from journals to which perhaps only those with access to a university or national library can find. This is part of our task of ‘rescuing’ articles and essays that to-day are not generally accessible.  Even if in certain cases these have been superseded by or incorporated into later studies, they have a value in charting the development of what is now called the ‘Wilde industry’.  While doubting the value of the term, we can at least pay tribute to our predecessors’ industriousness.

The articles were originally published on THE OSCHOLARS’ former website and are reproduced with the author’s kind permission, where possible. They remain in the author’s copyright or that of the author’s estate when copyright is still running.  Any infringement of copyright by THE OSCHOLARS is unwitting and if our attention is drawn to it, will be corrected.

Date and place of original publication are given in each case, with some biographical information about the author. In some instances, the author has very kindly made alterations, corrections or additions. 

This page was redesigned in October 2010, when the number of articles in place reached one hundred.  New articles were added regularly until 2012; and were resumed in July 2014.  When the webmaster of our former site at decided to bar access to the site, work began on republishing articles from there on this present site, which task is in progress.

Authors now represented here (May 2019): Margot Asquith, Jeremy Barris, Megan Becker-Leckrone, Patricia Flanagan Behrendt, Arnold Bennett, Annie Bisang, Leon Botstein, Gyles Brandreth, Edward S. Brinkley, Edmund Burke, Seweryn Chomet, Peter Cogman, Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Alfred Douglas, Brian Earls, Andrew Eastham, Nancy Erber, Rita Felski, Robert Fraser, Michael Patrick Gillespie, Elana Gomel, Yoko Hirata, C. Robert Holloway, Marjorie Howes, Rainer Kohlmayer, Nevin Yıldırım Koyuncu, Joseph Loewenstein, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Carey Mazer, Jodie Medd, Terry Meyers, Michael R. Molino, Anja Müller, Isobel Murray, Charles Musser, Christopher S. Nassaar, Julia Neilson, Charles Nickerson, Kevin O’Brien, Adrian Pablé, Ashley Robins, Julie-Ann Robson, Jonathan Rose, Robert Ross, Erica Scettro, Rita Severi, Sven-Johan Spånberg, James Swafford, Florina Tufescu, Joseph Rushton Wakeling, A.B. Walkley, Eibhear Walshe, Naomi Wood, Barbara Wright, Thomas Wright. 

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This page was last updated 13.v.2019

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