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The Clerical Alphabet: Problems in Austen’s Church of England By Brenda S. Co

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.”—Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park Richard Newton’s “Clerical Alphabet” satirizes the English...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Jul 2020

Jane Austen Virtual Event-BRLSI, July 4,

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BRLSI). BRLSI is a respected non profit organization set up 200 years ago as a centre for Enlightenment ideas and intellectual discussion in Bath, England (where Jane Austen lived!). The Institute is having...
From: Jane Austen's World on 2 Jul 2020

Lady Botanists and the Chawton House Virtual Garden Festival By Brenda S. Co

“after descending to the brink of the river for the better inspection of some curious water-plant, . . .” –Pride and Prejudice, chapter 43; Elizabeth Bennet, the Gardiners, and Mr. Darcy do a bit of “botanizing” during their...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Jun 2020

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner: A Review by Vic Sanborn and an Audio Book Giveaway

Last summer I received an uncorrected manuscript of The Jane Austen Society to read with a request for feedback and any thoughts I had before a final printing. (I assume many other readers also received this request.) Natalie Jenner’s name was not...
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Jun 2020

Book Review by Emily K. Michael: Sherwood Smith’s Danse de la Folie

Lovers of Austen novels will find much delight in Sherwood Smith’s Danse de la Folie. With more wit than romance, this novel introduces two couples, mapping their relationships onto the quadrille. Smith’s attention to historical details, family...
From: Jane Austen's World on 6 Jun 2020

Q&A with Dr. Jessica A. Volz, author of Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney

Inquiring readers: This post is a follow up to my review of Dr. Jessica Volz’s book, Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney. I mainly reviewed Chapter 1, which concentrated on Austen’s visuality. For this post,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 May 2020

The Jane Austen Society: An Interview with Natalie Jenner By Rachel Dodge

It is my pleasure to introduce to you author Natalie Jenner and her debut novel, The Jane Austen Society. Let’s begin with a description of the novel to whet your literary appetites: One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of...
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 May 2020

Review of Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney by Jessica A. Volz

Inquiring readers, My apologies to author Jessica Volz–who contacted me weeks before the COVID-19 lockdown about her book–for posting this review several months late. She has been so patient that I must thank her for her graciousness. The...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 May 2020

Staying Home With Jane, by Rachel Dodge

Inquiring readers: Covid-19 has meant making changes for us and our families, friends, and co-workers world wide. Rachel Dodge wrote this lovely article regarding stay-at-home activities in Jane Austen’s era that are still practiced. I think we...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 May 2020

Jennifer Ehle Reads Pride & Prejudice and More

Thank you, Ellen Moody, for posting this information on my Jane Austen and Her Regency World Facebook group page.  Isolation has just become a little better. Jennifer is still my favorite Lizzie Bennet. Armchair Travelers: In other news, visit Chawton...
From: Jane Austen's World on 24 Apr 2020

A Trip to Chawton Cottage by Susan Branch

Inquiring readers, During the Covid-19 lock down, I’ve missed traveling around my country. I intended to go abroad as well, but had to lay those plans aside. The internet affords me a way to satisfy my wanderlust. Today as I e-searched Jane Austen’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Apr 2020

Streaming Music, Art Discussions, and Museum Tours While Isolated at Home (Oh, and Reading Jane Austen Online).

Inquiring readers: My funny bone has yet to tickle me during this pandemic. I am still writing my Emma. film review. My tongue-in-cheek inspiration is coming back in dribs and drabs, but it hasn’t quite jelled. Meanwhile, I’ve been meeting...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Apr 2020

Getting dressed – Jane and Cassandra Austen

Inquiring readers, Kevin Lindsey, who frequently comments to posts on this blog, forwarded the link to this 5-minute YouTube video. He writes: As a long time subscriber to your blog, I thought you might be interested in this. It’s from a British...
From: Jane Austen's World on 26 Mar 2020

Coming soon …

…my reviews of Emma. “Handsome, clever, and rich.” Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney by Jessica A. Voltz. Preview book by clicking on the link.   Stay Safe, Everyone!!
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Mar 2020

The Jane Austen Sampler: The Mystery Unraveled at Last? by Brenda S. Co

Inquiring readers,  Last April Brenda Cox shared a thought-provoking post about  a Jane Austen Sampler. Click here to read the article. Miss Cox writes that Deirdre Le Faye, an expert on Jane Austen, believes that the stitcher was another Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Mar 2020

Emma 2020, The Movie

Inquiring Readers, After experiencing years of an Austen drought on the large and small screen, we are treated to two adaptations within a half year–Sanditon and the newly released Emma. The film will air in theaters in my region on March 6th. Sadly,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Mar 2020

Earning the right to complete Sanditon: Originally a competition for Austen’s Nephews and Nieces, by Chris Brindle

Inquiring Readers: Chris Brindle, who lives in Colchester, England, is a prolific writer of music and books, and also a producer. Chris has written the following post (a compilation of information on his website and from the emails & materials he...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Mar 2020

Sanditon, Episode 8: The good, the bad, and the… what was that ending?

Inquiring readers: This is a long recap. Eight episodes of a mini-series deserve a thorough discussion of the finale. Spoiler Alert: We’ve invested many hours in Davies’ Sanditon on PBS Masterpiece and where did it get us? Before we rush to...
From: Jane Austen's World on 24 Feb 2020

Sanditon, Episode 7: Good Grief

As popular television fare goes, Davies’ Sanditon is quite entertaining. In the first 16 minutes of Episode Seven, so many dizzying plot developments are introduced, that they left this viewer’s head spinning. By the end of the episode, everything...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Feb 2020

Sanditon, Episode 6: What the Hey?

The plot goes on, the plot goes on Twists keep pounding confusion to my brain La de da de de, la de da de da Inquiring Readers, I apologize for reworking Sonny and Cher lyrics and adding them to my recap of Sanditon: Episode Six, but when the Davies’...
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 Feb 2020

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Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

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.

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).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.