Department of English News
The English department offers a variety of courses in literature, language and writing. Our majors explore literature as an artistic medium from both theoretical and historical perspectives, in the process honing students' analytical and writing skills.
Current English News
The longtime English professor says teaching Tolkien at UNLV helped him make his greatest literary discovery.
College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year Greg Morris stays active in university activities, and sent two of his sons to the School of Law.
She is inspired by the goals, values, and dreams of her students at the Academic Success Center.
Her love of books continually drew Alumna of the Year Beverly Rogers back to UNLV as both a student and donor.
From works providing context for today's political issues to the unexpected inspiration of sheep, Black Mountain Institute staff offer their recommendations.
This assistant professor of English pursued varied academic interests but found his purpose studying the stories of indigenous peoples.
English In The News
John M. Bowers, a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, presented his latest book Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer. Previously Professor Bowers has written books on Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain Poet.
Two winners of the Yale Younger Poets prize will read from their work Oct. 22 as part of a nationwide celebration of the award’s 100th anniversary.
The UNLV Faculty Senate voted to kill a proposed referendum Tuesday that would have recommended the Board of Regents extend the contract of interim UNLV President Marta Meana and postpone an ongoing search for a permanent replacement — a move that comes just days ahead of the first meeting Friday between the regents and the ad hoc presidential search committee.
From the age of 16 Elizabeth Zaldaña Quiñones writes poems, she has had a growth process, thanks to the fact that she finished her studies in the English career at the Nevada University of Las Vegas (UNLV); Of course, the interest and inspiration was already born, now it is done with the rules of this genre of literature.
The Board of Regents adopted a new corequisite model for remedial college classes Thursday, kicking off a two-year-long implementation process that will replace existing remedial coursework that critics say dramatically decreases the likelihood a student finishes their degree with credit-bearing classes that provide additional resources for students who need it.
Now, detective work by an American academic has uncovered the fantasy author’s previously unpublished Clarendon Chaucer, and a new book will reveal his conclusions.