Accomplishments: Department of English

February 12, 2020
John Hay (English) is the author of “The Limits of Recovery: The Failure of James Gates Percival,” a scholarly article published in the winter 2020 issue of the journal Early American Literature. This essay examines the passage into obscurity of a man who was once the most famous poet in America and considers how the recent digitization of archives changes the work of recovery scholarship.
February 11, 2020
Timothy Erwin (English) has been named to the prize jury for the Huntington Library Quarterly Centennial Essay Prize. The award will be conferred this year in celebration of the library's first 100 years, and aims to promote scholarship in British and American Studies from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Erwin also recently joined the Board of Governors of the Samuel Johnson Society of the West, meeting annually in Los Angeles.
January 22, 2020
Anne H. Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies), along with alumna Molly C. O'Donnell, '15 PhD English, have co-edited the collection The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture with Bloomsbury, released this month. Contributors to this collection of essays about highly specific cultural genres include Megan Becker, John Hay (both English), Heather Lusty (Honors), and Susanna Newbury (Art). A book launch celebration is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Writer's Block...
December 13, 2019
Gary Totten (English) has published two book chapters. The first is "Women, Art, and the Natural World in Edith Wharton's Works" in the book The New Edith Wharton Studies, published by Cambridge University Press and edited by Jennifer Haytock and Laura Rattray. The second is "Spaces of Consumption in American Literary Realism" in the book The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism, published by Oxford University Press and edited by Keith Newlin.
November 13, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) and Alana Fa'agai (English) presented their scholarship and teaching methods at the November 2019 National Humanities Conference in Honolulu. The panel, Localizing the Digital and Public Humanities, addressed the scaling of high-quality, humanities-based research to digital delivery methods for an audience of scholars, non-profit organizations, funding organizations, and members of the National Endowment for the Humanities staff and administration. Fa'agai is a doctoral...
October 21, 2019
John M. Bowers (English) had his book Tolkien's Lost Chaucer published by Oxford University Press. It is his seventh single-author book. He is now working on the follow-up volume Tolkien on Chaucer, 1913-1959 and has been awarded a four-week visiting scholar position at Merton College, Oxford, during summer 2020 to pursue research on Tolkien's papers in the Bodleian Library. 
October 16, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and co-author Mark Sanders published a book on nuclear waste management. The book, Nuclear Waste Management Strategies: An International Perspective, presents insights into nuclear waste management from a technical engineering perspective, with consideration for important legal aspects. It provides comprehensive analysis of both historical and up-to-date nuclear waste management strategies, while consulting important legal aspects to decision-making...
October 14, 2019
P. Jane Hafen (English) presented and participated on a panel, Native American Women Activists: Resistance, Resilience, and Passing the Torch, at the National Portrait Gallery, sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian.
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the Historic Preservation Commission during the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. They were selected for their work collecting oral histories for the Latinx...
September 16, 2019
Joe Milan, Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute) won the prestigious David K. Wong Fellowship, "a unique and generous annual award to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about East and Southeast Asia to spend a year in the UK at the University of East Anglia in Norwich." The fellowship commences in October. Milan is among several students in UNLV's creative writing international program who have won national and international prizes. He also recently published an essay in...
July 25, 2019
P. Jane Hafen (English) and Brenden H. Rensink (Brigham Young University) co-edited Essays on American Indian and Mormon History, published by the University of Utah Press. With the aim of avoiding familiar narrative patterns of settler colonialism, the editors and contributors seek to make American Indians the subjects rather than the objects of discussion in relation to Mormons, presenting new ways to explore and reframe these relationships.
June 21, 2019
Jarret Keene (English) wrote a short comics story, "Cannonball," which appears in the just-published The Good Fight: Taking a Stand Against Racism and Bigotry. The anthology contains more than 40 stories by all-star comics creators such as Mark Waid and J.H. Williams III, with all profits benefiting the Southern Poverty Law Center.