Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Featured Outreach, Media | 0 comments

Among his many teaching goals when he arrived at BYU in 2004, Professor Patrick Madden wanted to expose creative writing students to far more classical essays than they were used to (often they were used to zero), and he wanted to avoid costly, unwieldy coursepacks. His solution was an online anthology of public-domain essays (originally published before 1923) that covered the canonical authors (Montaigne, Lamb, Hazlitt, etc.) as well as lots of essayists who were nearly forgotten. With support from the English department and research assistant Joey Franklin, he adapted blogging software to...

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