Accomplishments: Department of English

November 17, 2021
  David Morris,(English) was interviewed by The Nation magazine for an article on Kurt Vonnegut, World War II and PTSD.     
November 9, 2021
Kaitlin Clinnin (English) recently published the article "In the Event of an Emergency: Crisis Management for Writing Program Administrators" in the Fall 2021 issue of the journal WPA: Writing Program Administration. The article details Clinnin's experience leading the UNLV Composition Program through the 1 October shooting and Spring 2020 COVID-19 response. She offers a framework for other program administrators to prepare for crises in their own institutional context.
October 27, 2021
Iram Gonzalez (English and Philosopy) was chosen as the recipient of the first Sam Lieberman Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded by the College of Liberal Arts. Gonzalez was chosen for the $1,500 award for his campus engagement and leadership. He served as vice president of Phi Sigma Tau honor society and editor of its student research publication. He plans to utilize the scholarship to further his education in honor of his community and his strong support network at UNLV.
October 19, 2021
John M. Bowers (English) had his book Tolkien's Lost Chaucer (Oxford University Press) recognized by the Mythopoeic Society's 2021 award for scholarship in inkling studies.
October 4, 2021
Christopher Perkins (English) published "Love Letter to Great Salt Lake" in The Salt Lake Tribune. The newspaper published the letter as a special column. The letter hopes to raise awareness around the fragility of a uniquely remarkable lake and appreciation for how commercial activity and a changing climate are impacting it. 
September 15, 2021
Anne Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies; English) published the revised second edition of Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction. The second edition features new or expanded coverage of affect theory, critical race theory, disability studies, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and transgender studies.
September 13, 2021
Anne Savage (Art) and Lauren Paljusaj (English) have installed their planned photographic research exhibition in the display cases outside Special Collections entrance on the Library's third floor. "Intimate Nevada" reflects on the hisotry of Southern Nevada through photographs of early settlers and architecture. Accompanying content to the exhibition can be accessed here: Intimate Nevada: A close look at the UNLV Library's Archives & Special Collections Photographic Holdings and here:...
August 23, 2021
Timothy Erwin (English) has given several recent talks at online meetings, speaking in Paris on “The Discourse of the Eye: Romeo and Juliet and Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode” for the Société Française Shakespeare last March; on “The Sister Arts in The Deserted Village” for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies last April in Toronto; and on “Jane Austen’s Oceans” for the International Association for Word and Image Studies, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, in July. 
August 16, 2021
Robert Hunt, Zakai Olsen and Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) published "Thermo-mechanical response of the twisted and coiled polymer actuator (TCPA): a finite element analysis (FEA)," in the journal Smart Materials and Structures. Hunt and Olsen are doctoral graduates of UNLV.
August 11, 2021
Gary Totten (English) has published a chapter, “Tour of Europe and Egypt,” in the book Frederick Douglass in Context, edited by Michaël Roy and published by Cambridge University Press. In the chapter, Totten argues that in Douglass’s travel diary for his 1886-87 tour of Europe and Egypt, his attention to his and others’ racialized relationship to various kinds of spaces, histories, and labor emphasizes the ways in which nineteenth-century Black travelers reframe conventional ideas about...
May 27, 2021
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has written an opinion piece, "Anglo Saxonism and America's History of Racial Injustice" for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Religion and Ethics portal. This article explores the ways in which a persistent idealization of and identification with the Anglo-Saxons has fueled the United States' long history of racist policy-making and examines the contemporary debate surrounding the recent revival of political Anglo-Saxonism in America. He is a graduate...
May 25, 2021
Jessica Teague (English) has published a book with Cambridge University Press, Sound Recording Technology and American Literature, from the Phonograph to the Remix. Phonographs, tapes, stereo LPs, digital remix — how did these remarkable technologies impact American writing? This book explores how 20th-century writers shaped the ways we listen in our multimedia present. Uncovering a rich new archive of materials, this book offers a resonant reading of how writers across several genres, such as...