Accomplishments: Department of English

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.
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
May 2, 2019
Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) was inducted into UNLV’s Hall of Fame at the Rebel Awards 2019. She is an undergraduate student.
April 24, 2019
Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany Paloma Fiedler,  Francesca Marineo, Rosan Mitola, Cory Lampert, Marina Georgieva, Maggie Farrell, Starr Hoffman, Samantha Godbey (all Libraries), Melissa Bowles-Terry (Libraries & Faculty Center), and Kaitlin Clinnin (English) all presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2019 Conference in Cleveland.  Heinbach presented a paper, "The Librarian Parlor: Demystifying the research process through community," co-authored with Hailley Fargo,...
April 19, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality), Philip Rushe (English), Dale Melgaard (Film), Tyler Maatallah (Urban Studies), and Ashamii Henderson (Psychology) served as panelists at the 2019 Office of Online Education's Lessons Learned Lunch last month. The panelists shared their experiences as online teachers and learners with faculty who will be developing and teaching online courses for the first time in fall 2019. Video highlights of the panel discussion will be available to the UNLV teaching community...
April 4, 2019
David Morris (English) published an op-ed on the history of suicide on CNN.com in the wake of two Parkland mass shooting-related suicides.
April 2, 2019
Camisha Fagan (English and Sociology) and Vanessa Núñez (Sociology) presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference in Oakland, California. Their presentation was titled "SLICES of Research: Service Learning as a Means to Engage Youth in Research." This project was conducted through the SLICES (Service Learning Initiative for Community Engagement) organization. Fagan is an undergraduate, while Núñez is a graduate student. Fagan also presented "Anti-Queer Microaggressions...
March 20, 2019
Sam Gilpin, Carly Hunter, Jenessa Kenway, and Alexander Valle (all English) each presented a paper at the 2nd annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the UNLV department of world languages and cultures and sponsored by the Organization of Vistas of Hispanic Studies with support from UNLV English's world literature program. The conference theme was "Games, Sins & Mafia."
February 12, 2019
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has been awarded the 2019 Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) Founders' Prize for his paper, “Monarch of the Past and of the Future: Joachim of Fiore, the Last Emperor, and the Myth of King Arthur’s Return.” The prize recognizes an outstanding scholarly paper fashioned from a presentation given at the previous year’s annual conference by a graduate student, recent graduate, or independent scholar. The paper, tracing the popular notion of King Arthur’s future...
February 1, 2019
Emma Frances Bloomfield (Communication Studies) and Denise Tillery (English) published an article about how climate change deniers make use of social media to circulate climate misinformation. The article is titled, "The Circulation of Climate Change Denial Online: Rhetorical and Networking Strategies on Facebook" and was published in the journal Environmental Communication. Comparing the networking and rhetorical strategies of Watts Up With That and the Global Warming Policy Forum's Facebook...
January 30, 2019
Timothy Erwin (English) has lectured recently on Jane Austen's fiction in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Victoria, British Columbia; and Oakland, California, as Traveling Lecturer for the West Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and gave an illustrated talk, "A Carracci Venus at the Court of James II and Mary of Modena," in January at the Modern Language Association meeting in Chicago.