Dig into the Best Films of 2019 with the English Podcast CulturKlatsch

March 5, 2020

This third episode of the English Department sponsored podcast is focused on the best films of 2019, the politics of the Oscars, and the ways in which the Academy is changing. Guests include Assistant Professor Andrew Scahill and students Alyssa Haskel, Kamesh Saba, and Jake Johnson. The podcast is available...

Cynthia Wong Keynotes on Kazuo Ishiguro

Feb. 18, 2020

Regarded as an international expert on British author and 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro, English Professor Cynthia F. Wong gave the keynote speech, “’Cathartic Magnificence' in Kazuo Ishiguro's Fiction" at the International Ishiguro Conference held at University of Wolverhampton, in the United Kingdom, on February 1, 2020...

Second episode of the English department’s podcast now available

Dec. 3, 2019

The second episode of the podcast CultureKlatsch , sponsored by the English Department, focuses on the recent films of Jordan Peele ( Get Out [2017] and Us [2019] ), in the context of the larger history of the horror genre. It features Assistant Professor Andrew Scahill, students in Associate Professor...

Emily Wortman-Wunder wins Iowa Short Fiction Award

Nov. 20, 2019

Not a Thing to Comfort You , a book of short stories by Emily Wortman-Wunder, English Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track, recently won the 2019 Iowa Short Fiction Award.

Jeff Franklin speaks in Japan after his book is commended by the ALA

Aug. 13, 2019

Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experiences and English Professor Jeff Franklin’s book Spirit Matters: Occult Beliefs, Alternative Religions, and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian Britain (Cornell UP, 2018) was designated by the American Library Association as a “Choice Outstanding Academic Title” in 2018. Franklin also was invited by Rissho...

English department sponsoring new podcast

July 23, 2019

CultureKlatsch , a production of the English Department at the University of Colorado Denver, will launch in September and extend conversations about contemporary culture on campus and beyond by sharing nuanced, perceptive commentary on the content that matters most. Creator Nathalia Velez Ryan is an alum writer, editor, and podcast...

Barker publishes third book of poetry

March 11, 2019

Brian Barker, Associate Professor of English and Poetry Editor for Copper Nickel published his third book of poems, Vanishing Acts (Southern Illinois University Press). In Vanishing Acts , Brian Barker cements his reputation as one of contemporary poetry’s great surrealists. These prose poems read like dreams and nightmares, fables and...

EURēCA! Student Travel Awards Announced

Jan. 14, 2019

Lindsey Hamilton, the Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, is proud to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 Education through Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (EURēCA!) Student Travel Award. This competitive award provided up to $1500 for CU Denver undergraduates to attend a conference, meeting, or workshop to disseminate...

Copper Nickel content again recognized with awards

Jan. 14, 2019

“Personae Who Got Loose,” a poem by J. Allyn Rosser published in Copper Nickel issue 24 (spring 2017), has been chosen for inclusion in the 2018 Best American Poetry anthology, edited by guest editor and former U.S. Poet Laureate Dana Gioia and series editor David Lehman. The Best American Poetry...

Herring on the rhetoric of financial instruments in the English Financial Revolution

Sept. 20, 2018

Assistant Professor of English Rodney Herring's essay " Neither Pistols nor Sugar-Plumbs: The Rhetoric of Finance and the 1720 Bubbles " appeared in the most recent issue of Advances in the History of Rhetoric . The special issue of AHR was devoted to the rhetoric of economics. Herring's essay examines...