Accomplishments: Department of English

November 16, 2022
Katherine Walker (English) was appointed as a co-editor to The Oxford Handbook of Christopher Marlowe. The handbook will bring together an international group of experts on the author Marlowe and offer new critical and theoretical approaches to early modern drama. 
November 8, 2022
Gary Totten (English) published a chapter, "Edith Wharton and the Narratives of Travel and Tourism," in The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edith Wharton, edited by Emily J. Orlando. Totten's chapter discusses how Wharton's travel writing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century focuses on both the cultural value of serious travel and the…
November 7, 2022
John M. Bowers (English) had his study, “Audiences, Medieval and Modern,” published in Becoming the Pearl-Poet: Perceptions, Connections, Receptions, ed. Jane Beal (New York and London: Lexington Book, Studies in the Medieval Literature, 2022), 265-78.
November 3, 2022
Unforgetting, the reported memoir by visiting professor Roberto Lovato (English) was recognized in the Los Angeles Times as the inspiration for an art show curated by artist Felix Quintana in Los Angeles. “Much of my work is a dialogue in response to literary material,” he says. The chosen title, “Love is the Given of the Place,” borrowed from…
November 3, 2022
Visiting professor Roberto Lovato (English) wrote a tribute to legendary urbanist and writer Mike Davis, who was also Lovato's friend. "He was one of the preeminent poet warriors of the English-speaking world," wrote Lovato in his Nation Magazine article, adding, "It is a testament to the power of Mike’s thought and passion that thousands of other…
October 25, 2022
Roberto Lovato (English) was interviewed in the Los Angeles Times about the ongoing crisis in the city council following the anonymous release of recordings of council members making racist remarks. "L.A. has seen this script before," says Lovato in the article by LA Times journalist Jean Guerrero. "The one in which people of color in positions of…
October 17, 2022
Gary Totten (English) presented an invited paper, "The Naturalist Visual Aesthetic of Contemporary Television Crime Series," at a symposium, "American Literary Naturalism and the Visual/Digital," in Cork, Ireland, October 14-15, 2022. Totten discussed how television crime series such as True Detective, Ozark, and Bloodline, through the visual…
September 30, 2022
Unforgetting, the award-winning memoir written by UNLV visiting assistant professor Roberto Lovato (English), is being celebrated by the San Francisco Public Library's On the Same Page program, which distributed hundreds of copies of the book to book clubs and patrons at all of the city's libraries.
September 13, 2022
Jessica E. Teague (English) has been awarded a 2022 American Book Award (the Walter & Lillian Lowenfels Award for Criticism) for her book, Sound Recording Technology and American Literature, (Cambridge UP, 2021).  The American Book Awards have been around for 43 years and have been awarded to writers across a…
September 12, 2022
Denise Tillery (English) and Emma Bloomfield (Communication Studies) were recognized for their article, "Hyperrationality and Rhetorical Constellations in Digital Climate Change Denial: A Multi-Methodological Analysis of the Discourse of Watts Up With That," published in the journal Technical Communication Quarterly. Their article was awarded the…
September 8, 2022
Christopher Perkins (English) translated Mexican poet Andrés Cisneros' Llegada del Malnacido / Undesirable Arrival, published by artepoética press. Francesca Gargallo Celentani provides this description of the book: “The poet who takes center stage in the verses of Undesirable Arrival does not sing a rarefied aesthetic, but instead he conjures…
September 7, 2022
Visiting assistant professor Roberto Lovato (English) is among the writers featured in a Los Angeles Times' article about the publication of South Central Noir, a detective fiction anthology set in South-Central Los Angeles. Article excerpt: "There is no stronger proof in the collection of that lasting truth (of the inevitability of change) than…