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Jul 5, 2017
Vicki Holmes (English Language Center) was recently designated Associate Professor Emerita effective July 1, 2017. Holmes retired on June 30, 2017 after 27 years of service as director of the English Language Center. During her years at UNLV, she won five faculty awards including: the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award (2003), the Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award (2002), the Nevada Board of Regents Outstanding Faculty Member Award (1999), the UNLV Alumni Association Faculty Student-Centered Award (1998), and the Faculty Excellence Award, Division of Continuing Education (1997). She was twice nominated for the CASE U.S Professor of the Year (2006, 2005) and for the Board of Regents' State Teaching Award (2005). In addition to her 18 articles published in refereed journals, Holmes published a book with Cambridge University Press in 2000. She was very devoted to her professional organizations, serving on editorial boards and governing boards as well as presenting workshops and conference papers several times yearly during her long tenure. Holmes wishes to thank the many departments, faculty, administrative assistants and students she worked with to further the success of international students at UNLV.

Apr 25, 2017
Emily Setina’s essay, “Marianne Moore’s Postwar Fables and the Politics of Indirection,” published in the October 2016 issue of PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association, has won the First Annual Marianne Moore Essay Prize from the Marianne Moore Society.

Apr 6, 2017
Timothy Erwin (English) has agreed to serve a second term as Traveling Lecturer for the West by the Jane Austen Society of North America during 2017-18, and will continue speaking to groups in the region dedicated to the novelist.  He also has been named chair of the Traveling Jam Pot Committee of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, allocating funding to graduate students for travel to the annual conference.

Jan 12, 2017
Timothy Erwin (English) presented a paper, “Venus, Pope, the Carracci, and the Stuart Court,” at the annual meeting of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies in Oxford earlier this month and saw a book chapter, “The Changing Patterns of Iconology,” appear in the collection W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory (Routledge 2017).     

Nov 23, 2016
Gary Pullman (English) is the author of the urban fantasy novel A Whole World Full of Hurt, which was published by The Wild Rose Press earlier this month in both a digital format and in paperback. Listverse also published Pullman's tenth article, “10 Early Special Effects That Made Movie Magic.”

Nov 15, 2016
Felicia Campbell (English) earlier this month was profiiled in an article in the Review-Journal titled "UNLV's Longest-serving Faculty Member Talks about Her Life In, Out of Classroom."   

Oct 27, 2016
Timothy Erwin (English) recently was named a traveling lecturer for the Jane Austen Society of North America and will represent the organization at gatherings in Boise, Idaho; Tucson, Arizona; and Vancouver, British Columbia, this year. His Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture (Bucknell, 2015), also was recently reissued in paperback. Additionally, he has seen two new publications into print, “Discourse and Period Style” in Eighteenth-Century Life (2016), and “Imagery” in The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry 1660-1800, edited by Jack Lynch (2016).  

Aug 23, 2016
During the 2016 summer, Gary Pullman, a part-time instructor in the Department of English, published seven online Listverse articles. An eighth has been accepted for publication and should appear soon. Top 10 Fascinating Insect Impostors 10 Intriguing Dollhouses That Aren't for Play 10 Deliberate Errors and Historical Misrepresentations 10 Passengers Forced to Become Pilots—in Midair 10 Bizarre Skeletons 10 Marvelous Cabinets of Curiosity 10 Disasters That Sparked New Safety Regulations 

Jul 14, 2016
P. Jane Hafen (English) and Brenden Rensink of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University recently directed a seminar on American Indians and Mormons. The participants reconsidered history and narrative with an emphasis on indigenous experience.

May 31, 2016
John Hay (English) is the author of "Broken Hearths: Melville's Israel Potter and the Bunker Hill Monument," an article published in the June issue of the New England Quarterly. Hay's essay analyzes a later novel by Herman Melville by exploring its dedication to the Bunker Hill Monument. This eminent national memorial took so long to build that it appeared to be in ruins before it was finished. Hay argues that Melville's narrative addresses the temporal quirks of both patriotic communal commemoration and posthumous personal recognition.