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Your search for posts with tags containing women's novels found 6 posts

The dressing up motif

Ross back from trial, bitter at how he failed Jim, his servant: Demelza presents herself in beautiful dress The full tide of erotic dream (Poldark, 1975-76) Dear friends and readers, Another specific trope found in costume drama adapted from well-respected...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Jun 2013

Doris Lessing’s The Grass Is Singing

From The Grass Is Singing, a Studio 4 film (1962) Dear friends and readers, Returning to my promise to try to write shorter more frequent blogs, over the past week and one half I’ve been mesmerized by one of Doris Lessing’s early novels:...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Oct 2012

Found in Translation: To translate seemed to me a beautiful thing to do

In the long winter of 1784, which I passed in Normandy, this little Novel fell into my hands … for their amusement, I translated [into English] as I read [the French], the most striking passages of the story; which appeared to me so interesting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Oct 2012

Class and literature: the sense of entitlement that matters

Look at the packaging of this book; how is it framed, for whom? The question is what we really want out of life, for ourselves, what we think is real [has] to do with our social panic, with our fear of losing status. One cannot afford to lose status...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 28 Sep 2012

If I were to rewrite 50 Shades of Grey

Dear friends and readers, Over on my Austen reveries blog, I have expended many electrons discussing the novels this book is like and its meaning: a daughter of Richardson’s Pamela and Cleland’s Fanny Hill, sister to Nabokov’s Lolita;...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Sep 2012

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.