Accomplishments: Department of English
October 2, 2017
David J. Morris (English) is delivering a series of lectures on the history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis on Oct. 3 and 4. In his lectures, he describes the history of the traumatic flashback and its relation to the rise of film and television, along with recounting the role that the Vietnam War played in the recognition of PTSD as a human affliction. Morris is a former Marine and the author of The Evil Hours: A Biography...
July 5, 2017
Vicki Holmes (English Language Center) was recently designated Associate Professor Emerita effective July 1, 2017. Holmes retired on June 30, 2017 after 27 years of service as director of the English Language Center. During her years at UNLV, she won five faculty awards including: the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award (2003), the Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award (2002), the Nevada Board of Regents Outstanding Faculty Member Award (1999), the UNLV Alumni...
April 25, 2017
Emily Setina’s essay, “Marianne Moore’s Postwar Fables and the Politics of Indirection,” published in the October 2016 issue of PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association, has won the First Annual Marianne Moore Essay Prize from the Marianne Moore Society.
April 6, 2017
Timothy Erwin (English) has agreed to serve a second term as Traveling Lecturer for the West by the Jane Austen Society of North America during 2017-18, and will continue speaking to groups in the region dedicated to the novelist. He also has been named chair of the Traveling Jam Pot Committee of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, allocating funding to graduate students for travel to the annual conference.
January 12, 2017
Timothy Erwin (English) presented a paper, “Venus, Pope, the Carracci, and the Stuart Court,” at the annual meeting of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies in Oxford earlier this month and saw a book chapter, “The Changing Patterns of Iconology,” appear in the collection W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory (Routledge 2017).
November 23, 2016
Gary Pullman (English) is the author of the urban fantasy novel A Whole World Full of Hurt, which was published by The Wild Rose Press earlier this month in both a digital format and in paperback. Listverse also published Pullman's tenth article, “10 Early Special Effects That Made Movie Magic.”
November 15, 2016
Felicia Campbell (English) earlier this month was profiled in an article in the Review-Journal titled "UNLV's Longest-serving Faculty Member Talks about Her Life In, Out of Classroom."
October 27, 2016
Timothy Erwin (English) recently was named a traveling lecturer for the Jane Austen Society of North America and will represent the organization at gatherings in Boise, Idaho; Tucson, Arizona; and Vancouver, British Columbia, this year. His Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture (Bucknell, 2015), also was recently reissued in paperback. Additionally, he has seen two new publications into print, “Discourse and Period Style” in Eighteenth-Century...
August 23, 2016
During the 2016 summer, Gary Pullman, a part-time instructor in the Department of English, published seven online Listverse articles. An eighth has been accepted for publication and should appear soon. Top 10 Fascinating Insect Impostors 10 Intriguing Dollhouses That Aren't for Play 10 Deliberate Errors and Historical Misrepresentations 10 Passengers Forced to Become Pilots—in Midair 10 Bizarre Skeletons 10 Marvelous Cabinets of Curiosity 10 Disasters That Sparked New Safety Regulations
July 14, 2016
P. Jane Hafen (English) and Brenden Rensink of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University recently directed a seminar on American Indians and Mormons. The participants reconsidered history and narrative with an emphasis on indigenous experience.
May 31, 2016
John Hay (English) is the author of "Broken Hearths: Melville's Israel Potter and the Bunker Hill Monument," an article published in the June issue of the New England Quarterly. Hay's essay analyzes a later novel by Herman Melville by exploring its dedication to the Bunker Hill Monument. This eminent national memorial took so long to build that it appeared to be in ruins before it was finished. Hay argues that Melville's narrative addresses the temporal quirks of both patriotic communal...
April 13, 2016
John Hay (English) has been awarded a 2016 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship. The ACLS annually selects its Fellows from across the humanities and social sciences. Fellows may be scholars at any stage of their careers. The last UNLV professor to receive an ACLS Fellowship was Joanne Goodwin (History) in 1995.