Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sixth Extinction and staff writer at The New Yorker, will be stopping by DePaul on Tuesday February 18 from 2-3pm in Student Center room 220 for a casual Q&A discussion. Students and faculty are welcome! A flyer with more info is attached.
This summer, the NYU Creative Writing Program is offering an exciting 4-week summer program opportunity: Writers in Paris. Programs are open to all NYU undergraduates as well as visiting undergraduate students. Information about the program can be found below – the dates align with DePaul’s quarter system.
If you have any questions or would like additional details, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the specific program contact listed below.
Writers in Paris
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020; General Deadline: March 1, 2020
Final Deadline: April 15, 2020 (if spots remain available)
Contact: Lisa Gerard (email@example.com)
Faculty Includes: Catherine Barnett, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Freeman, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Robin Coste Lewis, Meghan O’Rourke, Darin Strauss; Director: Deborah Landau
Writers in Paris (June 26-July 25, 2020) students choose to focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and attend daily writing workshops, craft seminars, and literary readings and events. Writing and reading assignments are designed to encourage immersion in the city. For example, poets might visit the Louvre to write ekphrastic poems or create Parisian street sonnets by taking a 14-block walk of the St. Denis area, where François Villon lived, and generating a line of poetry per block. Fiction writers might study dialogue by listening for overheard speech at a sidewalk café or learn about description and setting by writing a story set in the neighborhood where Hemingway lived and worked. Enrollment information: https://www.nyu.edu/academics/studying-abroad/summer-abroad/programs/writers-in-paris.html
Participate in the poetry slam festival Louder Than A Bomb University (LTABU), hosted by Chicago Youth Authors, during February and March.
Poets do not need to be enrolled in school, just 18-25 years of age at the time of the slam. Registration is only $20, and the winner receives a $200 cash prize. If interested, please visit the LTABU registration link.
The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at the University of California, Berkeley is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 issue!
They would like to extend this call for papers to all interested undergraduates and recent graduates. CLUJ invites research papers from all those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Papers in any language are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
• Papers comparing at least two authors or texts
• Interdisciplinary research engaging multiples disciplines within the humanities
• Research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism
For more information and full submission guidelines, or to view past issues of CLUJ, please visit the website submissions page.
Submissions for the Spring 2020 issue will be accepted until February 21 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.
One of DePaul’s very own English professors and editor of Poetry East, Richard Jones, has had a piece selected for poem of the week in Narrative magazine!
Read the poem, “Double Doors” here.
Get excited, DePaul English publications will be exhibiting again at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest this summer! Check out who all will be there!
Underground student contributor Sara Shahein caught up with DePaul English alum Shelley Jacobs and asked her about her experiences at DePaul, life after graduation, and her advice for graduating students. Read the full profile here.