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The first Svengali

Whenever Dominic Cummings makes the headlines, commentators reach for the same word to describe his relationship with the prime minister: he is Boris Johnson’s Svengali, they write. But who was the original Svengali? Svengali is one of those rare...
From: Mathew Lyons on 20 Nov 2020

Henry James and Shakespeare

Henry James by John Singer Sargent 28 February 2016 is the centenary of the death of the author Henry James. James was born in 1843 in New York but spent most of his adult life in Europe, particularly England. His early novels explore the conflicting...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Feb 2016

Downton Abbey Sixth Season 5 & 6: And they all lived happily ever after despite the occasional strain

The best moments are the quiet ones: characters walking and talking, so here are Mr and Mrs Bates off to work (Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggart) Mr Moseley in the village square self-reflexively selling tickets to come see …. Friends and remarkably...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Feb 2016

Victorian into Edwardian: Fictions of Affliction; Dickens & James; Gaskell & Suffragettes

From Ralph Fiennes’s The Invisible Woman (adapted from Claire Tomalin’s book on Ellen Ternan) — we see Dickens’s wife, Dickens’s mistress, her mother, her sister Dear friends and readers, This blog is a product of a few books...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Nov 2015

Mr Holmes — if this be not a summer movie …

‘What the deuce is it to me?”‘ he interrupted impatiently: ‘you say that we go round the sun. if we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.’– Sherlock Holmes, A Study in...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jul 2015

Trollope’s Harry Hotspur reconfigured in James’s Washington Square, then realized in Wyler’s Heiress & Holland’s WS

Olivia de Haviland as Catherine driven wild by the implacable Ralph Richardson as Dr Sloper (Wm Wyler’s The Heiress, 1949) As Dr Sloper, Albert Finney grim, determined to put a stop to Townsend’s courtship of his daughter, with Jennifer Leigh...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Jun 2015

A Jamesian Delicate Balance & Brittle Real Thing

Tobias (John Lithgow) with his sister-in-law and occasional lover, Claire (A Delicate Balance) Henry (Ewan McGregor) with Annie (Maggie Gyllenhaal), at first his mistress and then his wife (The Real Thing) I am so much accustomed to be alone —...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Nov 2014

Michael Gorra’s Portrait of a Novel (The Portrait of a Lady)

We work in the dark — we do what we can — we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art — Henry James Nicole Kidman as Isabel Archer Osmond (Portrait, scripted Laura Jones,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Apr 2014

Trollope’s An Eye for an Eye

Kate O’Hara of An Eye for an Eye by Elisa Trimby Dear friends and readers, More than a week ago now a group of us on Trollope19thCStudies finished reading Trollope’s powerful Anglo-Irish novella, An Eye for an Eye. We’ve been having...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Oct 2013

Boston MLA 2013: Woolf & Mansfield; James & Twain, the Victorian Marriage Plot

Woolf’s working desk at Monk House Dear friends and readers, I’ve four more sessions to report on from this year’s MLA (see a rejuvenating time, the 18th century, public poetry, audio books, films): two on Virginia Woolf (one with Katherine...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Feb 2013

On a really enjoyable reading by Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin when much younger Dear friends and readers, Last night we went to a local bookstore which regularly hosts talks and classes about books (as well as a weekly storybook hour for children and tours too), Politics and Prose. We’d never...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Nov 2012

Suicide — or was it? in Anthony Trollope and other Victorian novels

Stuart Wilson enacting Lopez just before he gets on a train to go to another station with the intention of throwing himself under an oncoming engine (Pallisers 11:23) Dear friends and readers, I’m trying to turn over a new leaf, and write blogs...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Sep 2012

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:{search term or phrase}

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

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

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.