21 Facts About Anthony Esolen


Anthony M Esolen is a writer, social commentator, translator of classical poetry, and Writer-in-Residence at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts.

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Anthony Esolen taught at Furman University and Providence College before transferring to the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in 2017 and Magdalen in 2019.

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Anthony Esolen is a regular contributor to Magnificat, and has written frequently for a host of other online journals.

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Anthony Esolen is a Catholic, and his writings generally contain an identifiable conservative or traditionalist perspective.

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Anthony Esolen has frequently criticized the concept of "diversity" as commonly understood in modern Western culture.

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Anthony Esolen pursued graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his M A in 1981 and a Ph.

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Anthony Esolen began teaching English at Providence College in 1990, becoming a full professor in 1995.

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Anthony Esolen earned a reputation as a conservative Catholic author, and grew increasingly dissatisfied with the more liberal direction of Providence College, a Catholic university run by the Dominican Order.

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Anthony Esolen is a critic of "diversity" training and guidelines as practiced at many American colleges and universities.

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Anthony Esolen stated that people can only "be truly at one" when they are united by faith in God.

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On May 4,2017, it was announced that Anthony Esolen would join the faculty at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire beginning the fall of 2017.

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On May 13,2019, Anthony Esolen resigned from Thomas More citing increased Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy leg pain triggered by travel for speaking engagements and his commute from the college and his home in Warner, New Hampshire.

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Anthony Esolen was able to find a position at Northeast Catholic College located minutes from his home.

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In 2019, Anthony Esolen joined Northeast Catholic College, later renamed Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts, as a full faculty member and Writer-In-Residence.

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Anthony Esolen is a regular contributor to Magnificat and serves as a senior editor of Touchstone.

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Anthony Esolen writes that the use of blank verse allows him to retain both the "meaning [and the] music" of Dante's original.

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Anthony Esolen kept his most extensive notes for the back of each book, so as not to interrupt the reading of the main text.

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Anthony Esolen has written translations of other classical texts, including Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered and Lucretius' De rerum natura.

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Anthony Esolen has argued that the Middle Ages were actually an enlightened time, so that the term "Dark Ages" is a misnomer.

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Anthony Esolen cited the establishment of universities, the development of the carnival, and the contributions of famous saints such as Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas to science and philosophy, all of which took place in the Middle Ages, as examples.

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In 2011, Anthony Esolen published an essay in First Things in which he criticized what he saw as the "bumping boxcar language" of the New American Bible.

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