Department of English

Department of English recent news

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University Libraries announces 2021 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees

Author Steven Nightingale and poet Vogue Robinson welcomed into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame family.

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Calling all writers

University Libraries and Nevada Writers Hall of Fame to host free, virtual writing workshop for writers of all ages and abilities on April 24 following the success of fall 2020 programming

“We are reconnecting through writing's reflections - reaching deeper, writing more authentically, learning and growing thoughtfully, and understanding the world around us more richly.” – William Macauley, University of Nevada, Reno professor of English

Dr. Cornel West student composition contest

Students are invited to create a composition to celebrate Dr. West’s work and vision, shared during his virtual visit with the University this month

Tyler Nickl

Meet a fellow student

An English doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno, Tyler Nickl, has been working on his dissertation with the help of the Bilinski Fellowship. His dissertation focuses on Wallace Stegner and his students to understand how the politics of postwar America influenced the craft of writing. Nickl's overall hope for his dissertation is that it, "interests readers and writers of all sorts in what they inherit from the past through their literacy."

Nasia Anam

Meet a faculty member

Nasia Anam is an assistant professor of English literature and global Anglophone literature. Her research examines representations of migration between Europe, South Asia, North Africa and the United States in the colonial, postcolonial and contemporary eras. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature at UCLA and has since taught at Princeton University, Williams College and California Institute of the Arts.