Accomplishments: Department of English

March 23, 2023
Katherine Walker (English) published the article, "The Witch as Epistemic Spectacle," in Cahiers de Recherches Medievales et Humanistes — Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies. The article argues that Ben Jonson's witches are both possess embodied, occult knowledge and also teach audiences how to read the magical, the uncanny, the…
March 20, 2023
Timothy Erwin (English) presented an illustrated paper, “The Discourse of the Eye: Romeo and Juliet and Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode,” at the 53rd annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in St. Louis, MO. He also chaired the panel “New Light on Samuel Johnson," hosting Prof. Brandon Schneeberger, a recent UNLV Ph.D.  
March 1, 2023
Timothy Erwin (English) published "Book Illustration and The Deserted Village"  as part of a group of essays celebrating the 250th anniversary of the poem in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.
February 21, 2023
Timothy Erwin (English) presented a paper on the late fiction of Jane Austen, “New Contexts for Persuasion,” at the annual meeting of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Los Angeles on February 18. Joining him on the program were UNLV doctoral candidates Miranda Hannasch, whose paper was titled, “‘Sad Oroonoko Pleads for Each…
February 5, 2023
On Saturday, February 4th, 2023, the BBC's Outlook program re-broadcast a 45-minute special on the life and work of UNLV visiting professor Roberto Lovato (English) and his award-winning memoir, Unforgetting. The program was broadcast worldwide.
January 28, 2023
Katherine Walker (English) published an article in Literature Compass titled, "State of the Field: Early Modern Magic." The article surveys recent scholarship on magic and suggests new approaches to the topic in early modern literary studies. 
December 5, 2022
Katherine Walker (English) published a chapter titled, "The Instinct of the Cook," in the edited collection In the Kitchen: 1500-1800 (Amsterdam University Press). 
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…