Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. John McKenna
The modern familiar essay is writing that balances skillfully on the fence rails between information and entertainment, scanning the view in both directions. Somewhat as in a business partnership, one member provides the originality that comes from experience and observation while the other contributes the authority that comes from facts and research. If balanced and integrated, the twin components of information and entertainment make the modern familiar essay as successfully unique in literature as the solid entrepreneurship is in business.
Koeing, Marlene, "A Dance Set: Modern Familiar Essays" (1991). Student Work. 3288.