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
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.
Through interviews and writing, this Research & Creative Honors Program participant discovered how storytelling empowers marginalized groups.
This Research & Creative Honors Program participant makes educating children about the diversity within the Latino community fun.
Books by UNLV professors deal with topics as disparate as Thai food and feminist-owned sex-toy stores and the impact both have had in the U.S.
English In The News
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Now, detective work by an American academic has uncovered the fantasy author’s previously unpublished Clarendon Chaucer, and a new book will reveal his conclusions.
The influences on JRR Tolkien’s writings were many, from Norse mythology to Beowulf, the eighth-century poem. Now the extraordinary discovery of his previously unpublished Clarendon Chaucer edition, a project that he abandoned after 30 years, has revealed his masterpieces were also influenced by the medieval author.
New year, new artistic endeavors. What does 2019 have in store for the Las Vegas arts and culture scene? What do our city’s creative folk wish to see in the new year? We polled some of the local movers and shakers, asking them to share their cultural New Year’s resolutions, hopes, plans and wishes. Here’s what they had to say:
This week, Geoffrey Owens, who decades ago played Elvin Tibideaux on the Cosby Show, was photographed bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s. (via The Takeaway/WNYC)
As the sun sets on summer, the fall cultural season is just getting started. Plan your outings with our handpicked collection of great art, music, literature, theater, and festival events!