Accomplishments: Department of English

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.
March 17, 2016
Claudia Keelan (English) reads poems from her recently published translation Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz with five members of the creative writing master's and doctoral programs, Michael Berger, Olivia Clare, Kristian Einstman, Shaun Leonard, and Autumn Widdoes (all English) in a video edition of Huffington Post. The trobaritz were the female troubadours of the 12th century who disappeared after the first crusades.You can also read excerpts there of an interview with Keelan and...
February 12, 2016
Jessica Teague (English) has written an article, "Black Sonic Space and the Stereophonic Poetics of Amiri Baraka’s It’s Nation Time"  that appears in the inaugural issue of the journal Sound Studies.
February 9, 2016
Gary Pullman (English) is the author of  the short story, "Devilish Delights," which was published Feb. 5 by The Wild Rose Press. The story was published under the pen name Leigh Paul. In addition, he signed a contract with the same publisher for his urban fantasy novel A Whole World Full of Hurt, which is scheduled for publication this year under his own name.
December 4, 2015
Julia Lee (English) is the author of Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). A forward for the book was penned by historian and author Henry Louis Gates Jr. The book received a favorable review in the Dec. 15 issue of The Atlantic.
November 3, 2015
John Bowers (English) had his chapter "Speaking Images? Iconographic Criticism and Chaucerian Ekphrasis" published in the collection The Art of Vision: Ekphrasis in Medieval Literature and Culture in the series New Studies in Medieval Culture from Ohio State University Press. The study grew out of a seminar at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin funded by the German Research Association. 
July 15, 2015
Anne Stevens (English) is the author of Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction, which was published by Broadview Press in June. This book provides a clear and accessible history of key concepts and movements in the field of literary studies, beginning with the earliest literary theorists of the ancient world and ending with 21st-century approaches like digital humanities and cognitive studies.
May 22, 2015
Katie Cannata (Journalism and Media Studies), Lee Hanover (History), Bella Victoria Smith (Interdisciplinary Studies), and Manuela Bowles (English) recently received the Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award. Given by UNLV's University Libraries, the award recognizes original research and sophisticated critical thinking skills across all disciplines. Winners received up to $1,000 in prize money, recognition at an award reception, and publication of their work in Digital...
May 1, 2015
P. Jane Hafen (English) and Patrice Hollrah (Writing Center) are members of the American Indian Alliance (AIA) who attended the Native American Literature Symposium (NALS) in Albuquerque in March. As Clan Mothers of NALS, they help to organize the symposium, arrange the book and vendor exhibit, confer literary awards, present papers, and mentor young scholars and graduate students. Hafen presented the Bea Medicine Award for Scholarship in American Indian Studies to Molly McGlennen for Creative...
May 1, 2015
John Bowers (English) delivered the keynote presentation "Tolkien at Merton College" to the annual meeting of the Merton College Charitable Corporation convened at the Brooklyn Law School in April. He appeared at the invitation of the host, Nick Allard, dean of the Brooklyn Law School. Among the dignitaries present was the warden of Oxford's Merton College, Sir Martin Taylor, formerly of the Royal Society of London. Bowers made the case for honoring J. R. R. Tolkien, who was Merton Professor of...
April 1, 2015
Erin Rinto (Libraries) and Elisa Cogbill-Seiders (English) are the authors of "Library Instruction and Themed Composition Courses: An Investigation of Factors that Impact Student Learning." It was published in the January issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship.  
November 1, 2014
Timothy Erwin (English) was asked to serve on a British literature evaluation panel this summer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., and later spoke at the triennial meeting of the International Association for Word and Image Studies hosted by the Scottish Word and Image Group at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He also saw Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture (Volume 43), co-edited with Michelle Burnham, through the press (Johns Hopkins, 2014), and his "Seeing...