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Art and writing are means of self-expression. They provide an outlet to escape into another world, especially when the real world is full of chaos and cacophony. Some have become so removed from the world that they become known as “reclusive artists.”
At BYU Education Week, Adjunct Faculty Jane G. Hinckley helped her audience rediscover Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” by looking into some of the factors that influenced the novel.
As part of an Education Week lecture series on finding Christ in the Humanities, Matthew Ancell helped his audience discover the hidden symbolism in Caravaggio's religious paintings.
Collected creative works made by students at the Intermountain Indian School shed new light on a dark past.
At Education Week, Dr. Matthew Wickman used modern poetry to show how we can find answers to our questions through Christ.
How we remember the past is personal. Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal commemorates the completion of the transcontinental railroad with an online multimedia poetry project that allows readers to “choose their own adventure” as they navigate the experience.
Three BYU Classical studies students placed in the annual Maurine Dallas Watkins Greek and Latin Translation contest. Two of those same students also received the Edward Phinney Book Prize for receiving a perfect score on the College Greek Exam.
Writing can be an arduous pursuit, but teaching others how to write can be even more difficult. Educators from around the state met for three weeks to share insights and ideas on writing instruction for all grade levels.
Professor Carl Sederholm (Comparative Arts & Letters) was recently given an award of appreciation from the division of Continuing Education for his supportive role with the BYU Salt Lake Center. His assistance with and interest in the Salt Lake Center and continuing education helped distinguish him as the proud recipient of this award.
Olson’s first novel, Sing Me Forgotten, was published in March of 2021 by HarperCollins and is a testament to her perseverance as a writer.
With hundreds of participants and attendees, this year’s English Symposium was a massive success despite the challenges of moving to an online format.
Professor Jason Kerr (English) dives into the work and career of 17th century English preacher.