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Harvard professor and Norton anthology editor Martin Puchner on the importance of World Literature and how it can impact students.
The Black Mountain Institute fellow talks storytelling, social issues, and that fateful call for Oprah's Book Club.
English In The News
If the second two meetings went like the first two, support for the Crescent Peak Wind project is scarce. A total of four scoping meetings were held April 9-12 in Searchlight, Needles, Las Vegas and Henderson as part of the environmental impact statement process.
Ecstatic Émigré: An Ethics of Practice and We Step Into the Sea: New and Selected Poems by Claudia Keelan
In 2000, Aimee Mann and her husband Michael Penn co-headlined an unlikely but engrossing show at the old Joint, the two sharing the stage, performing each other’s songs and having comedian Andy Kindler do bits in lieu of awkward stage banter. It was called Acoustic Vaudeville, and it felt like a singer-songwriter showcase turned into a variety show.
What is literary activism? Besides the exact name of the February 28 open forum with UNLV professors and authors Doug Unger and José Orduña? Thirty years ago, it encapsulated a movement pushing alternative ways to print literary works. But Unger defines it two other ways: One describes the act of writing a book on a subject of importance, typically resulting in the writer himself becoming a public advocate for that subject. And then there’s the second: the promotion of the literary arts—or, as Unger puts it, “Making sure literature—and the reading of serious writing—maintains a cultural place in American society.”
There are only a few weeks left until Christmas, which means it's time for children to write their letters to Santa Claus. And with a bit of help from the U.S. Postal Service, your child can get a response from ol' St. Nick himself!
Emerita Professor, English
An English professor with expertise in American Indian Studies.
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, English
An expert on the storytelling in video games.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Native American/Indigenous Literatures
An expert on creative writing and literature whose work focuses on representation of Indigenous histories and literatures in education.