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Turnspit Dogs

When I visited Bath in the U.K., I made a point of seeing No. 1 Royal Crescent, a fascinating museum whose interior was decorated in the Georgian style in the late 18th century/early 19th century. One had the feeling when entering the house that it may...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Feb 2021

JANE AUSTEN’S SURREY: The Novels as Inspiration by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: While our world travels have been curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can think of no better a way to take a tour than with Tony Grant, who has served as a guide in Jane Austen country for many years. Map of Surrey Jane Austen...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Feb 2021

Captain Wentworth’s Love Letter

Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne Elliot at the end of Jane Austen’s Persuasion has long been heralded as one of the most romantic letters—and moments—in English literature. But does Wentworth’s letter live up to today’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Feb 2021

Twenty Book suggestions with Annotations from the Jane Austen’s World’s Writing Team

Inquiring readers: The lists in this blog post describe us (Vic, Rachel, Brenda, and Tony) and our interests to a tee. If we were to remove our names heralding our choices, you could probably guess who chose which list. The books mentioned are those that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Jan 2021

Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary

What dictionary might Jane Austen have consulted? And how did Samuel Johnson undertake the monumental task of putting together a dictionary of the whole English language?
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Jan 2021

The Jane Austen-Bernie Sanders Memes: Too Funny or Too Political?

On Inauguration Day 2021, Americans welcomed the peaceful transition of power from the Trump era to the Biden years. After the Capitol insurgence on January 6, 2021, many Americans feared what might happen on this momentous occasion, and when we watched...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 22 Jan 2021

The Vyne, The Chute Family & The Austens, by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: One of the activities I have missed the most during this year of the COVID-19 is traveling abroad. In this blog post, Tony Grant takes us on a tour to The Vyne, which is one of England’s grand houses closely associated with Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Jan 2021

New Beginnings at Chawton Cottage

One might say that Austen herself was living in her own ideal setting at Chawton: As she wrote to Anna Austen in 1814, “You are now collecting your People delightfully, getting them exactly into such a spot as is the delight of my life;—3...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Jan 2021

A Day in Catherine Morland’s Bath

This article is by the teacher and students of “Advanced Topics: Love Stories” at Stanford Online High School. It is part of a class-wide project to explore the city that so dazzled Catherine Morland, but about which Austen herself had mixed...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Jan 2021

A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Song-What Jane Austen Sent to Me

Inquiring readers, I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was fourteen years old. The novel was a Christmas gift from my parents. One of the first Christmas songs this Dutch girl learned in English was “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a song...
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Dec 2020

Comfort and Compassion in Sense and Sensibility

When Marianne Dashwood falls ill in Sense and Sensibility, she is “afflicted” in both body and heart. She doesn’t just need the physical “pangs of disease” assuaged; she needs comfort for her broken spirit.
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Dec 2020

Christmas Pye, Georgian Style, and other British Holiday Foods by Vic Sanborn

“I wish you a cheerful and at times even a Merry Christmas.” Jane Austen While Christmas festivities were not as commercial as they were during Queen Victoria’s and our time, families during Jane Austen’s era celebrated the holiday...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Dec 2020

Jane Austen and a Hanging in Sydney by Susannah Fullerton

Inquiring readers, Susannah Fullerton lives in Australia, a land Down Under, which at this moment is experiencing spring, that blessed season. Recent articles on this blog have referred to her book, “Jane Austen & Crime,” first published...
From: Jane Austen's World on 29 Nov 2020

Lady Susan and Reginald De Courcy: “The Spell is Removed”

The JASNA AGM recently closed its workshops to online viewing. It was held virtually in early October. One workshop that resonated with me was Professor Theresa Kenney’s discussion of Reginald De Courcy as the hero in Lady Susan, an epistolary novel...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Nov 2020

“Improve her mind”: Female Education in Jane Austen’s Novels

For the women of Jane Austen’s position in society, female education was formed mainly at home. While Austen and her sister Cassandra spent a short time away at school, the bulk of their education occurred in the Austen home. In Austen’s novels,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Nov 2020

Rock Stars of the Regency: The Gentlemen (Part 2), and What Jane Would Have Thought

By Brenda S. Cox Last week we looked at the lady “Rock Stars of the Regency” identified by Dr. Jocelyn Harris at this year’s JASNA AGM.* The other two Regency celebrities, who Jane Austen certainly knew about, but almost certainly never...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Nov 2020

Rock Stars of the Regency: The Ladies (Part 1), and What Jane Might Have Thought

Who were the famous and admired “rock stars” of Regency England? At the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting (JASNA AGM) recently, Dr. Jocelyn Harris identified five charismatic celebrities of Regency England....
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Oct 2020

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This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

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

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This is the basic structure:

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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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.