Is anyone trying to teach these canonical or non-canonical essayists in their classes? I’ve had some success at the grad level, as part of a multi-genre overview of the period, but it’s always seemed odd to read a big chunk of the Tatler or Spectator in one week. They make great supplementary texts while teaching other stuff, though. Any stand-alone courses out there? Public sphere courses? Is there such a thing as a non-fiction 18th century course any more? Or have we completely capitulated to the hegemony of the novel?