Accomplishments: Department of English

November 1, 2013
Felicia Campbell (English) had award-winning author Len Rosen talk with students in her Chaos Theory and Literature class via Skype in September. The author spent more than an hour discussing his book, All Cry Chaos,and answering students' questions.
November 1, 2013
Charles Whitney (English) wrote an essay, "Green Economics and the English Renaissance: From Capital to the Commons," that appears in Shakespeare and the Urgency of Now: Criticism and Theory in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). This essay links the 16th-century assault on commons rights to today's assault on the environmental commons and juxtaposes the present historical moment to the moment of Shakespeare's play As You Like It. The study traces parallels between traditional, morally...
August 1, 2013
Merrill Horton (English) wrote an article, "A Speculative Note on The Mansion's Myra Allanovna," which was published in The Faulkner Journal.
July 1, 2013
Gary Pullman (English) wrote a short story, "Bedtime Story," which was published in the spring edition of the peer-reviewed periodical, Word River Literary Review .
May 1, 2013
Felicia Campbell (English) received the Lifetime Service Award from the national Popular Culture Association American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) at the annual meeting of more than 2,600 members in Washington, D.C. in March. The award is an engraved crystal replica of the Washington Monument. She has held numerous offices in the national PCA, including president, and has served as executive director of the Far West PCA/ACA (FWPCA/ACA) regionals and has chaired and organized the annual...
May 1, 2013
John Bowers (English) has been given a four-week summer visiting research fellowship at Oxford to recover a "lost" book by J. R. R. Tolkien from a local archive.
April 1, 2013
Christina Martinez, Scott Tenney, and Leeanne Schroer-Motz (all English) received 2013 Outstanding Part-Time Instructor of the Year Awards.
February 1, 2013
John Bowers (English) has had his book An Introduction to the "Gawain" Poet (University Press of Florida, 2012) nominated for the Warren-Brooks Award honoring the authors and former Rhodes Scholars Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks. Bowers is himself a former Rhodes Scholar at Merton College, Oxford -- the same college as J. R. R. Tolkien.
December 1, 2012
Timothy Erwin (English) was named the Donald and Mary Hyde fellow at Harvard's Houghton library for 2012-13. He is conducting research on an 88-page manuscript drama by Richard Savage for a new book. He also was appointed to the editorial boards of Eighteenth-Century Life, a Duke Press journal, and the Huntington Library Quarterly, from the University of California Press. In March he was named editor of the book series Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press), a...
December 1, 2012
P. Jane Hafen (English) edited a collection of scholarly essays, Critical Insights: Louise Erdrich. Among the contributors are Patrice Hollrah (Writing Center), Margaret Huettl (History), and William Huggins (English). Erdrich just won the National Book Award for her novel The Round House.
October 1, 2012
Anthony Guy Patricia (English) presented the paper, "Finding Revenge's Cave: The Character of Titus Andronicus," in the Music, Mayhem, and Madness: The Art of Assumed Madness in Titus Andronicus panel session of the 2012 Wooden O Symposium at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City in August.
October 1, 2012
Gary Pullman (English) published a short story, "It's a Wonderful Life," in the spring edition of the peer-reviewed periodical, Word River Literary Review.