In The News: Department of English

The GW Hatchet
September 7, 2017

A professor led a group of American poets on a nine-day visit to Cuba this summer – the first trip by American poets since the country’s revolution nearly 60 years ago. Narlan Teixeira, a professor in the romance, German and Slavic language department, organized the trip, which included meetings with Cuban officials and days of poetry readings. Members of the delegation said the trip helped re-establish an important cultural link between Cuba and the United States after decades of political tension between the two countries.

The New York Times
August 21, 2017

My former co-worker once drank so much during a waitressing shift, she stumbled through the restaurant with her intoxication on full display to guests. Even the chaos of the service rush couldn’t hide the state she was in. By closing she was fired.

August 10, 2017

With several award winners from film and TV, the actors and actresses on this list debuted in a variety of unlikely roles. Even though they were cast in parts that now seem so unlike them, they all became accomplished actors. Some have even achieved the status of movie icons. Here’s a look back at their curious cinematic debuts.

July 26, 2017

Most of the filmmakers who brought us the movies on this list were doubly creative. Except in two cases, they both directed their films and wrote or created the story for them. Directing the movies they’d written ensured that their visions would appear on the screen in much the same way as they’d appeared in their minds and on the pages of their scripts.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 10, 2017

While American exports to Cuba are a mere trickle, a UNLV professor is about to bring to a new product of immeasurable value to the Caribbean island nation: poetry. Claudia Keelan, who has taught English at the university since 1996, is part of the first delegation of American poets to attend the Havana International Literary Festival.

Star Tribune
April 24, 2017

Last week’s ouster of Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News ratings juggernaut, over quiet settlements in numerous sexual harassment cases against women, drew attention to the treatment of women in the workplace — a topic also swirling at the Minnesota Legislature.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 28, 2017

Jarret Keene is a fan of the apocalypse.

He’s edited books about it, played music about it, and now he’s giving a talk about it.

March 27, 2017

The UNLV University Libraries will host "Sin City Apocalypse: Writing and Editing Las Vegas Dystopian Futures" on March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Lied Library. Dr. Jarret Keene, assistant professor in residence of English at UNLV, will survey fictional and cinematic images of the neon heartland

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 8, 2016

Felicia Campbell is the longest-serving full-time faculty member at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which already makes her career notable in a facts-and-figures kind of way. But what makes Campbell’s tenure at UNLV really notable is the stuff that she’s packed into her 50-plus years there.

Digital Scholarship@UNLV
September 1, 2016

The electronic bell rings, a high-pitched staccato-shriek signaling the start of a nightmare. In it, a 43-year-old English professor is trapped in a boxing ring with a 22-year-old tattooed bruiser. For the next three minutes, the younger pugilist will have but one goal in mind—punching the older man’s face clean off.

August 29, 2016

Unless Apple approves a séance app, we may never know what Shakespeare would think of Las Vegas. But this month we will find out what Las Vegas thinks of Shakespeare.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 29, 2016

Deirdre Clemente has spent much of her academic career studying 20th century American culture, particularly fashion and clothing and how, and why, people dress as they do.