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Professor Justin Gifford Finalist for Phi Beta Kappa's Christian Gauss Award

Professor Justin Gifford Finalist for Phi Beta Kappa's Christian Gauss Award

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society, has named Professor Gifford's book "Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing" as a finalist for The Christian Gauss Award in the field of literary scholarship. Previous recipients of the award include Marjorie Garber, Harold Bloom, and Wayne Booth. The winner will be announced October 1st, 2014.

Posted August 23, 2014

BRIDGET LOWE: Poetry Reading

BRIDGET LOWE: Poetry Reading

Bridget Lowe is the author of the book of poetry At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The New Republic, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Denver Quarterly, among other publications. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program and has received a “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize, the 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship to the MacDowell Colony, and has been a scholar and fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in Kansas City, where she was born.

Sponsored by The Black Mountain Institute of UNLV, the UNR English Department
and Nevada Humanities


Details:
Date: Wednesday, September 24
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Rotunda Reading Room, MIKC

For more information contact Professor Steve Gehrke at sgherke@unr.edu

Posted September 18, 2014

 

 

Lars Engle Lectures on “Montaigne’s Shakespeare”

Lars Engle Lectures on “Montaigne’s Shakespeare”

In a brilliant and influential series of articles on Shakespeare and Montaigne, Professor Engle has argued for the intellectual modernity of these two thinkers, drawing attention to a significant number of previously overlooked associational links between Montaigne and Shakespeare, such as the critical correlation between sovereign power and cruelty. Montaigne’s Shakespeare is a lecture that will fascinate everyone with an interest in the important connections between these two central figures of the 16th century.

Lars Engle is the James G. Watson Professor of English at the University of Tulsa. Educated at Harvard, Cambridge, and Yale, he is the author of Studying Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Shakespearean Pragmatism, and numerous articles on Renaissance drama and South African Literature. He is the founding editor of The Yale Journal of Criticism, one of the general editors of English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology, and a former trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America. He also holds the John M. Kirk Chair in Medieval Literature at Bread Loaf Oxford and the Lloyd David Memorial Professorship in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Queensland.

Sponsored by:
The Hilliard Endowment
The Nevada Early Modern Organization
The Department of English

Details:
Date: Monday, September 29,
Time:h, 4:00 PM
Location: Wells Fargo Auditorium of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

For more information contact Professor Steve Gehrke at sgherke@unr.edu

 

Posted September 18, 2014

 

James Mardock's New Edition of Henry V

James Mardock's New Edition of Henry V

Just released from Broadview Press is Associate Professor of English and Crowley Distinguished Professor of the Humanities James Mardock's new edition of William Shakespeare's Henry V , or, as it was first known in the 1623 First Folio, The Life of Henry Fift. In addition to annotations that Holger Syme of the University of Toronto calls "clear, straightforward, and rich," Professor Mardock includes in his edition a dozen accompanying documents to illuminate and explicate this most well-known of the history plays, as well as an introduction that Elizabeth Hodgson of the University of British Columbia characterizes as "extensive and detailed . . . particularly thorough on the play's performance history (stage and screen) from its earliest productions to the early 21st century." In fact, Syme calls Mardock's introduction a "gem . . . accessible enough for an undergraduate reader, it stands as a gracefully argued, learned, and remarkably acute major piece of criticism in its own right, a genuine contribution to the scholarly debates about Henry V."

Posted June 02, 2014

Professor Ashley Marshall Receives Research Award

Professor Ashley Marshall Receives Research Award

This year's recipient of the Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity is Assistant Professor of English Ashley Marshall. In 2013 alone, she published three substantial articles, two chapters in edited collections, and a review essay. Last year also saw the publication by Johns Hopkins University Press of her monograph,The Practice of Satire in England: 1658-1770. Quoting in part from English department chair Professor Eric Rasmussen's letter of support, awards committee member Professor Ann Keniston noted that Ashley's publications make major, and at times controversial, contributions to eighteenth-century British literary studies, offering readings of particular texts and their publication history which often unsettle common assumptions. Her book is even more impressive in its scope: based on a reading of some 3000 satires, Ashley identifies six different and period-specific modes. The Practice of Satire in England has already been called both the first study of "a subject...that has never been systematically dealt with" and "a major advance upon [earlier] scholarship." In fact, enthused one reader, "I do not see how any serious scholarship on satire will be able to proceed henceforth without reference to Marshall's book," and another added that "I have no doubt that Marshall's bracing, assertive study will cause much talk in the academy."

Posted June 11, 2014

 

'We are a musical nation": Under Milk Wood and the BBC Third Programme.”

'We are a musical nation": Under Milk Wood and the BBC Third Programme.”

A talk by: Josh Epstein, Assistant Professor at Portland State University

The BBC Third Programme was a “high culture” station founded with the self-conscious intent to elevate the tastes of the British middle class and introduce them to serious art. Epstein will discuss the way Dylan Thomas’s radio playUnder Milk Wood, though it appears consistent with the Programme's effort to imagine a coherent post-war civilization unified by shared rituals, ironizes the BBC's moralistic evangelism.

Details:
Date: Friday, 9/19
Time: 3:00-5:00PM
Location: FH 107
University of Nevada, Reno Campus

 

Posted August 28, 2014

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