In The News: Department of English
A look at creativity in a time of stress, in two parts.
For some classes, taking a test requires setting up a webcam so artificial intelligence-driven software can keep a watchful eye and sniff out would-be cheaters. For others, the Socratic method lives on via Zoom calls and Google Hangouts.
The topic to be explored: Where we are now and what might happen next.
John M. Bowers, a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, presented his latest book Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer. Previously Professor Bowers has written books on Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain Poet.
Two winners of the Yale Younger Poets prize will read from their work Oct. 22 as part of a nationwide celebration of the award’s 100th anniversary.
The UNLV Faculty Senate voted to kill a proposed referendum Tuesday that would have recommended the Board of Regents extend the contract of interim UNLV President Marta Meana and postpone an ongoing search for a permanent replacement — a move that comes just days ahead of the first meeting Friday between the regents and the ad hoc presidential search committee.
From the age of 16 Elizabeth Zaldaña Quiñones writes poems, she has had a growth process, thanks to the fact that she finished her studies in the English career at the Nevada University of Las Vegas (UNLV); Of course, the interest and inspiration was already born, now it is done with the rules of this genre of literature.
The Board of Regents adopted a new corequisite model for remedial college classes Thursday, kicking off a two-year-long implementation process that will replace existing remedial coursework that critics say dramatically decreases the likelihood a student finishes their degree with credit-bearing classes that provide additional resources for students who need it.
Now, detective work by an American academic has uncovered the fantasy author’s previously unpublished Clarendon Chaucer, and a new book will reveal his conclusions.
The influences on JRR Tolkien’s writings were many, from Norse mythology to Beowulf, the eighth-century poem. Now the extraordinary discovery of his previously unpublished Clarendon Chaucer edition, a project that he abandoned after 30 years, has revealed his masterpieces were also influenced by the medieval author.
New year, new artistic endeavors. What does 2019 have in store for the Las Vegas arts and culture scene? What do our city’s creative folk wish to see in the new year? We polled some of the local movers and shakers, asking them to share their cultural New Year’s resolutions, hopes, plans and wishes. Here’s what they had to say:
This week, Geoffrey Owens, who decades ago played Elvin Tibideaux on the Cosby Show, was photographed bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s. (via The Takeaway/WNYC)