In The News: Department of English

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.

KNPR News
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.

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.

Media Matters for America
August 18, 2016

A New York Times contributor shared her experience working as a cocktail server in Las Vegas, where she saw how unions helped workers -- especially women and immigrants -- receive better pay, benefits, and job security.

New York Times
June 27, 2016

Of all the milestones that have come from the first viable female presidential candidacy, one should come as no surprise: Unfortunately, it takes a “woman card” to finally get a detailed plan to address the child care crisis in the United States.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 2, 2016

Deceit. Backstabbing. Murder. Striving for power, and how people who attain power misuse it. Life and death, love gone wrong, mistaken identity and broad humor funnier than anything today’s sitcom writers can dream up.

KNPR News
April 14, 2016

A few years ago, Alissa Nutting wrote the book “Tampa.”

It’s a satirical account of a female teacher, a sociopath, and her seduction of a middle-school student. Nutting is an assistant professor of creative writing and English at UNLV. After she wrote “Tampa,” she said many of the victims and perpetrators of student-teacher relationships contacted her. Some were angry.

KNPR News
April 13, 2016

It really does feel like we can’t go long without hearing about another teacher getting caught having sexual relations with a student.

KNPR News
April 12, 2016

Pong was introduced 44 years ago. The movement of a white digital ball back and forth across a TV screen fascinated the world.

Las Vegas Sun
March 29, 2016

From books, films and music to manuscripts and old copies of newspapers, students typically have access to broad array of information at their local campus library.