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News: Not Just The Tudors

I’m delighted to have recorded another episode for Suzannah Lipscomb’s brilliant podcast, Not Just the Tudors, this time on Sir Walter Ralegh and the tragic fantasy of El Dorado. It’s available to listen to here. My previous episode, in which we...
From: Mathew Lyons on 2 May 2022

Reading Keats’ Endymion, Book 4

This is a recording of John Keats' "Endymion: A Poetic Romance (1818)," read by Michael Ullyot. The text is from the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, edited in 2017 by John Barnard. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 27 Aug 2021

Reading Keats’ Endymion, Book 3

This is a recording of John Keats' "Endymion: A Poetic Romance (1818)," read by Michael Ullyot. The text is from the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, edited in 2017 by John Barnard. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 23 Aug 2021

Reading Keats’ Endymion, Book

This is a recording of John Keats' "Endymion: A Poetic Romance (1818)," read by Michael Ullyot. The text is from the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, edited in 2017 by John Barnard. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 20 Aug 2021

Reading Keats’ Endymion, Book 1

This is a recording of John Keats' Endymion: A Poetic Romance (1818), read by Michael Ullyot. The text is from the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, edited in 2017 by John Barnard. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 16 Aug 2021

Reading “Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift”

This is a recording of Jonathan Swift's "Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift," read by Michael Ullyot. The text is from the 6th edition of the Norton Anthology of Poetry, edited in 2018 by Margaret Ferguson, Tim Kendall, and Mary Jo Salter. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 13 Aug 2021

Reading “The Scholar-Gypsy”

This is a recording of Matthew Arnold's "The Scholar-Gypsy," read by Michael Ullyot. The text is from the 6th edition of the Norton Anthology of Poetry, edited in 2018 by Margaret Ferguson, Tim Kendall, and Mary Jo Salter. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 10 Aug 2021

Reading Sidney’s Defence of Poesy, 3 of 3

This is a recording of Sir Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy, or An Apology for Poetry, read by Michael Ullyot in three episodes.  The text is from R.W. Maslen's 2002 edition for Manchester University Press.
From: Michael Ullyot on 5 Aug 2021

Reading Sidney’s Defence of Poesy, 2 of 3

This is a recording of Sir Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy, or An Apology for Poetry, read by Michael Ullyot in three episodes.  The text is from R.W. Maslen's 2002 edition for Manchester University Press.
From: Michael Ullyot on 3 Aug 2021

Reading Sidney’s Defence of Poesy, 1 of 3

This is a recording of Sir Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy, or An Apology for Poetry, read by Michael Ullyot in three episodes.  The text is from R.W. Maslen's 2002 edition for Manchester University Press.
From: Michael Ullyot on 29 Jul 2021

Reading “Four Quartets,” 2 of

This is a recording of T. S. Eliot's "Four Quartets," read by Michael Ullyot in two episodes.  The text is from The Collected Poems, 1909-1962, published by Faber & Faber in 1974.
From: Michael Ullyot on 27 Jul 2021

How to Read Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney

The closing episode of Season 2 is about two giants of late-20th-century poetry: the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. We’ll read Heaney’s “Punishment,” Hughes’s “Hawk Roosting” and “The Thought-Fox,” and...
From: Michael Ullyot on 9 Apr 2021

How to Read Philip Larkin

Analyses of four poems about time and change by the midcentury poet Philip Larkin. In “Church Going,” “An Arundel Tomb,” “The Trees,” and “This be the Verse,” there’s a sense of continuity tinged with melancholy: things survive and renew,...
From: Michael Ullyot on 2 Apr 2021

How to Read Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

An introduction to Waiting for Godot (1954), by the Franco-Irish novelist, playwright, Nobel laureate, and nihilist Samuel Beckett (1906-1989). This is a play in which nothing happens, twice — as the critic Vivian Mercier memorably wrote.  In this...
From: Michael Ullyot on 26 Mar 2021

How to Read Dylan Thomas

Readings and analysis of the three best-known poems by the Anglo-Welsh poet: “The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower,” “Fern Hill,” and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.”  For my annotation and analysis of “In My...
From: Michael Ullyot on 20 Mar 2021

How to Read W. H. Auden

Three poems about death, war, suffering, and other cheery 20th-century subjects by the Anglo-internationalist poet Wystan Hugh Auden: the elegy “Funeral Blues,”  and the ekphrastic or descriptive poems “Musée des Beaux Arts,” and “The Shield...
From: Michael Ullyot on 13 Mar 2021

How to Read Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

An introduction to the twentieth century’s most beautiful novel — with a simple plot but an astonishingly complex, even disorienting style. Ten characters spend two ordinary days, ten years apart, at a summer cottage in the western isles of...
From: Michael Ullyot on 5 Mar 2021

How to Read W. B. Yeats

Readings and interpretations of four poems by the Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats: the rustic simplicity of “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”; the tender regret of “When You Are Old”; the evocative weariness of “Adam’s...
From: Michael Ullyot on 27 Feb 2021

How to Read Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

The novel of a beautiful young English aristocrat whose painted portrait ages and declines while he himself stays eternally young, exhibiting no outward signs of his inward moral decay. 
From: Michael Ullyot on 19 Feb 2021

How to Read Alfred Tennyson

Readings and analysis of three poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson — “Mariana,” “The Lady of Shalott,” and “Ulysses” — that fall into two categories: the lives of women sequestered from a hostile or indifferent...
From: Michael Ullyot on 6 Feb 2021

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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.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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.