Accomplishments: Department of English
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...
May 24, 2021
The Great Works Academic Certificate (GWAC) program has been awarded a grant of $150,000 from the Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities to make core texts in the humanities more widely read by UNLV students. The grant program is called Cornerstone: Learning for Living. Co-principal investigators on the project are David Fott of political science, director of GWAC, and John Hay of English. GWAC is advised by a committee of 13 faculty, whose names may be found on the...
March 23, 2021
John M. Bowers (English) will have his book Tolkien's Lost Chaucer (Oxford University Press) featured as the subject of a session at the conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held in Las Vegas in November. PAMLA will host Bowers for a "creative conversation" during this session.
March 22, 2021
David J. Morris (English) was interviewed about apophenia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the NPR podcast "Throughline."
March 11, 2021
P. Jane Hafen (English) appeared in a PBS webinar, "Unladylike2020: Elevating the Hidden History of American Women: Indigenous Changemakers."
February 26, 2021
Evelyn Gajowski (English) published the chapter, "'As if a Man were Author of Himself': Fantasies of Omnipotence and Autonomy," in the essay collection, Coriolanus: A Critical Reader. The chapter analyzes the resonances between Caius Martius Coriolanus and Donald Trump, interrogating the emergence of the Roman republic, on the one hand, and the threat to the fragile experiment known as the U.S. democratic republic, on the other. The Arden Shakespeare published the volume in its series, the...