In The News: Department of English

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.

The Atlantic
March 1, 2016

When I was 10, my friend’s mother, who was a script supervisor for the sitcom Designing Women, asked me to audition for a part on the show. The role was that of a Vietnamese boat child named Li Sing, who Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke) agrees to foster for a few weeks. The casting director was having trouble finding enough Asian child actors to audition for the role.

Huffington Post
February 22, 2016

Literary theory and criticism is a specialized field of study. If you’re talking to people who haven’t studied it or who have just a passing acquaintance with it, you may encounter some generalizations about what it is and its value. Here are a few of the most common misunderstandings about literary theory.

Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2016

Our Gang, Julia Lee's new book on the history of the much-loved Our Gang comedies of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, has a provocative subtitle: A Racial History of the Little Rascals. Let’s face it, if you're old enough to have been a fan of the black-and-white shorts — which, like many things from that era, had their last real resurgence in the ‘90s, thanks to LaserDisc reissues — you've probably found yourself at one time or other wondering how American audiences during the more or less Klan-friendly 1920s and ‘30s respond to the racially mixed cast of kids making slapstick “mischief” together.