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John Dryden, Satires of Juvenal and Persius (1693)

By Sarah Lindenbaum and Tara Lyons The Illinois State University’s Milner Library in Normal, IL is where the famous early reader Frances Wolfreston’s copy of Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania (1621) came to reside. The book is twice inscribed...

Jasper Mayne, Part of Lucian Made English from the Originall (1664)

This calf-bound copy of Part of Lucian Made English from the Originall, translated by Jasper Mayne, contains several inscriptions from the same female owner. The first—”Elizabeth Mallory Her Booke (1694)”—is written upside-down...

Encountering Gods: The Curious Case of Epizelus at Marathon

By Lara O’Sullivan, The University of Western Australia Attic red-figure kylix showing Athena slaying the Gigante Enkelados (c. 550–500 BC). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.They had been encamped for days, the 900 Athenian hoplites, while their...
From: Histories of Emotion on 9 Feb 2018

Translating ‘Anger’ in the Sixteenth Century: A Response to Thomas Dixon (Kind Of)

Kirk Essary is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Meanings Program of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia. His research at the Centre focuses on conceptions of emotion in sixteenth-century religious thought...
From: Histories of Emotion on 11 Dec 2016

Something New About Mr. Blue!

I read Myles Connolly's Mr. Blue when I was in high school, and revisited it for this blog in the past several years, here and here. Now there's a new annotated edition, published by Cluny Classics. America Magazine interviewed Stephen Mirarchi,...

Illinois Workshop on Imperial Latin Epic

Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages BuildingFriday: 2:00-5:30 p.m.Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This workshop will showcase the ongoing research of graduate students researching the Roman epic poets of the early empire (Lucan,...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 7 Oct 2015

Illinois Workshop on Imperial Latin Epic

Illinois Workshop on Imperial Latin Epic
From: Early Modern Workshop on 15 Sep 2015

Silencing Ovid

Peggy Noonan, in The Wall Street Journal, has some questions and comments for students who are upset by certain aspects of the Western literary canon (Ovid's Metamorphoses in this case) and want works like the Metamorphoses silenced:Well, here are some...

CFP Reception and Performance of Classical Drama in Early Modern England

Wouldn’t normally post CFPs here, but a friend of mine is organising an exciting conference at the University of Exeter in June on the performance and reception of classical drama in early modern England.  Details can be found here: 
From: Tympan and Frisket on 12 Mar 2014

Past Text, Present Performance (Apropos After Miss Julie, Red One Theatre Collective, Toronto)

First things first: Red One Theatre’s production of Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, directed by David Ferry, is pretty great. It’s gritty, intense theatre, unafraid and raw, and uncommonly willing to take risks. I don’t recall...
From: dispositio on 23 Nov 2013

Imbas 2013

  Imbas is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted annually by NUI Galway. The theme for this year’s event is Destruction, Renewal…and back again’, and it will run from the 29th November to 1st December at the Moore Institute,...

Berlin, Day 9: Kabale und Liebe (Schiller / Peymann), Berliner Ensemble

German stagings of classics are often exciting because they draw attention to the challenges as well as the necessity of playing works of the past — they find an enormous source of energy in the friction between old and new rather than papering...
From: dispositio on 12 May 2013

Trollope’s Latin reading & books; the Apollo project

Here he was wont to sit and read his Horace, and think of the affairs of the world as Horace depicted them. Many a morsel of wisdom he ahd here made his own, and had then endeavoured to think whether the wisdom had in truth been taken home by the poet...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Apr 2013

Our own Dr. Curtis Perry will be giving a paper at 2:00pm on...

Our own Dr. Curtis Perry will be giving a paper at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoon entitled, “Hamlet’s Modernity and the Resources of Senecan Drama” for the panel on reception of Roman Drama chaired by Dr. Ariana Traill.
From: Early Modern Workshop on 7 Apr 2013

After Democratization?

Roy Rogers address the continuing impact of Nathan Hatch's classic "The Democratization of American Christianity" on our understanding of Christianity in the new United States.
From: The Junto on 14 Mar 2013

Romances or History? A Belle-Esprit and a Marchionesse Debate Novels

As it is my custom to troll through the Lady’s Magazine, looking for tidbits of writing inspiration, I came across a discussion of novels circa 18th century France.  I’ve written previously on how novels were openly scorned in the Georgian...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 6 Feb 2013

Soulpepper: Requiem for a Dream

This is an obituary. Let me quote Soulpepper’s own company history, a history that traces the progress from a “dream” to “making the dream a reality” to the birth of “a new company”: Soulpepper Theatre Company...
From: dispositio on 8 Nov 2012

Toronto Theatre: A Response to Jacob Zimmer

Before I respond to Jacob Zimmer’s thoughtful and generous comments on my “5 Points of Contention,” I first have to give him, or rather his company, Small Wooden Shoe, massive kudos for staging a reading of, would you believe it, Kleist’s...
From: dispositio on 22 Aug 2012

“Classical” Theatre

I’ll have more to say on this later on, but here, for your consideration, two lengthy-ish quotations from not altogether recent works about what’s wrong with some approaches to staging the classics — approaches that remain, sadly, utterly...
From: dispositio on 11 Aug 2012

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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.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

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

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.