Accomplishments: Department of English

January 26, 2024
Gary Totten (English) presented the keynote address, "Edith Wharton's Geographical Imagination: Notes from the Travel Writing," at an online event celebrating U.S. writer Edith Wharton's 162nd birthday, hosted by the Transatlantic Literary Women project at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the Edith Wharton Society. In his talk, Totten…
January 25, 2024
Jarret Keene (English), author of the dystopian adventure novel, Hammer of the Dogs, was interviewed by Beyond Thought, the undergraduate creative arts journal based at UNLV. You can read the interview, written by Leonard Brattoli (English), on the journal's blog by clicking here.
January 23, 2024
Jarret Keene (English) recently appeared on the Florida Book Club podcast to talk about his science-fiction adventure novel Hammer of the Dogs (University of Nevada Press, 2023), growing up in Tampa in the 1980s, heavy metal, comic books, book bans, and the difference between Florida and Nevada. Listen here.
January 20, 2024
Gary Totten’s (English) edited book "A Companion to the Multiethnic Literature of the United States," has been published by Wiley-Blackwell. Totten edited the book and wrote the introduction and a chapter on travel, mobility and multiethnic US literature. Other UNLV faculty also contributed to the book, with Jessica E. Teague (English) and former…
January 2, 2024
Siddharth Srikanth (English) published an article titled, "National Sovereignty and the Postcolonial Bildungsroman," in the journal Genre.  
December 18, 2023
John M. Bowers (English) has published his article, "Langland, Father of American Literatures," in Quidditas: Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, 44 (2023): 90-116. 
December 11, 2023
Black Fox Literary Magazine recently interviewed Jarret Keene (English) about his new dystopian adventure novel Hammer of the Dogs (University of Nevada Press). Read "A Conversation with Jarret Keene."
November 15, 2023
The Utah Tech University Humanities Center recently interviewed Jarret Keene (English) to discuss his new dystopian adventure novel Hammer of the Dogs, the genius of comics legend Jack Kirby, and the challenges of being a writer in the digital age. Listen to the podcast episode here. Hammer of the Dogs is available wherever books are sold.
November 14, 2023
Mark Lenker (Libraries) interviewed UNLV colleague and middle-school friend Jarret Keene (English) for EcoTheo Review. In "Taking a Hammer to Las Vegas," the two discussed the characters, themes, and Las Vegas environments of Keene's new dystopian novel Hammer of the Dogs, published by the University of Nevada Press and available everywhere books…
November 6, 2023
Last week, Publishers Weekly ran online (and in print) Jarret Keene's (English) "soapbox" column, "Make Humanities Fun Again," on expanding the canon in English departments and reintroducing a sense of bright wonder to the humanities. Jarret's dystopian adventure novel Hammer of the Dogs is set in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas and is available at…
October 24, 2023
Jarret Keene (English) published a short story, "Dream Evil," in issue 5 of the international journal SHiFT: A Journal of Literary Oddities, published by Ringling College of Art and Design. On Oct. 17, he met with Ringling students, gave a luncheon talk on journalism and creative writing, and did a reading in the Alfred R. Goldstein Library from…
October 11, 2023
Wendy Chen (English) was invited to speak on a panel at the Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College. She spoke on interdisciplinary collaboration within the arts and her experience collaborating with visual artist Michele Stutts. Her work with Stutts is currently on view as part of an exhibit titled, "Tapestry of Voices: The Poetic…