English Dpt. End of the Year Celebration

End of the Year Invite

The English Department will be hosting our annual End-of-the-Year Celebration on Friday, June 1st from 3:00-5:00 pm. We would love to celebrate with you! The celebration will held in the second-floor atrium of Arts & Letters Hall. We will have a short program honoring our outstanding students and this year’s graduates.

Please come and join in the festivities on Friday, June 1st!


Summer Internship Opportunities

Please see below for internship opportunity reminders from The Stoop and iO Chicago. More summer internships are listed here. Apply soon, and if you’re selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) to register for academic credit.

Lily Be of The Stoop had some email problems recently and has misplaced a few applications. So if you’re interested, please resend. See below for a reminder of the internship.

The Stoop – Social Media and Website Content intern

The Stoop is an off-book storytelling series that is now in its 6th year. The Stoop is looking for an intern to work closely with our project manager in updating content on our website, reaching out to feature organizations and performers, and posting content on The Stoops social media pages. Most work is template based and can be done from home. We do require that interns attend the monthly show which takes place every last Thursday of the month at Rosa’s Lounge. Interns interested in the opportunity are asked to please visit our website at www.thestoop.us and reach out via email at stoopstylestories@gmail.com or contact creator/host of The Stoop Lily Be at lilyb720@gmail.com.

iO Chicago

iOCN Internship
iO Chicago’s video content page, iO Comedy Network, is looking for experienced and excited new video interns that want to help create videos within iO’s community. iOCN has multiple outlets that allow people to pitch ideas and create sketches to be made for our page and we need some awesome interns to direct, assist, film, and edit. If your are interested in helping make these videos come to life then this internship is for you! Email iocn@ioimprov.com with the subject line “Video Intern 2018” and we will get back to you asap!

iO Producer Internship
Do you love live theater? Want to help some of iO’s producers promote and curate their hit shows? Email Shelby Plummer plummer@ioimprov.com with the subject line “Production Intern 2018” and we will connect you with a producer!

Crook & Folly Edition 38 Launch Party

Crook & Folly Launch Party

Join us for the launch of the 38th edition of DePaul University’s Arts and Literature magazine, Crook & Folly! There will be snacks, speeches, readings, and free copies for everyone who attends.

Wednesday, May 23
4:30-6:30 PM
DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton Ave.

After the launch, editors, Emily and Maddie will be heading over to State Restaurant at 935 W. Webster Ave., for those who would like to join them in celebrating a job well done! (All tabs will be separate).

Activists/Artists/Ecologists Panel Discussion

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 7 – 9 pm
DePaul University, McGowan South,
1110 W Belden Ave,
Chicago, IL  60614
(Room 104)

The DePaul University Institute for Nature and Culture is excited to invite you to a panel discussion with four activists/artists/ecologists who are engaged in crucial struggles for our planetary future and provide models of hope in these arduous times. ALL WELCOME; Students should especially consider coming along.

Taylor Brorby is an essayist, poet, and memoirist whose work centers on hydraulic fracking and climate change in western North Dakota.

Lucas Foglia’s photographs challenge the concept that humans and nature operate in opposition, while simultaneously highlighting the relentlessly uneasy, absurdly comedic integrations of our technologies in the natural world.*

Shannon Heffernan is a reporter with WBEZ.  She has covered environmental news and criminal justice issues.  She also reports on poverty, labor, and climate change.

Nat Mengist cultivates equitable, land-conscious partnerships through training in garden education, nonprofit leadership, and post-humanities scholarship.

Sponsored by the DePaul Institute for Nature and Culture.  Contact rhonold@depaul.edu

*Foglia’s third book, Human Nature, was just published by Nazraeli Press. His next solo exhibition opens July 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. (Image beneath title by Lucas Foglia.)

Paid Summer Internship with The Onion’s A.V. Club

The incredibly cool A.V. Club from The Onion is offering a paid summer internship. Please see below for a description and whom to contact. The internship is for academic credit only, so please let Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) know if you’re selected and he will get you registered for ENG 392 this summer.

From the A.V. Club:

This paid summer internship is geared toward students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism, media, communications, English, or related fields. By the completion of the internship, the student will have practical, hands-on experience in a fast-paced digital media workplace. The internship is flexible, with the student working 16 – 40 hours a week. The student intern must be based in Chicago and able to commute to our River North office.

The student intern provides support to The A.V. Club staff in all aspects of digital media. Reporting to the deputy managing editor, the intern’s duties will be tailored to their specific interests and strengths, and may include writing, copy editing, and/or editorial operations. Other regular duties may include:


  • Assisting section editors in organizing and compiling multi-author features.
  • Putting certain regular features in the CMS and ensuring that they are published according to schedule.
  • Researching specific pop culture topics, as assigned.
  • Opening and sorting books sent from publishers, and assisting the books editor to identify books for review.
  • Assisting the deputy managing editor to research and source images and deliver them to the graphics team.
  • Assisting with editorial maintenance, including managing the site’s curation module, and working with web producer to ensure a smooth publication process.
  • Writing Newswires, reviews, or other pieces as assigned; copy editing pieces as assigned; other editorial projects based on student’s interests and experience.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

We will provide basic training on common digital media tools such as Google Analytics, Chartbeat, and SocialFlow; editorial management tools; and our proprietary CMS. The ideal candidate will take direction well and know when to ask for help; have outstanding organization and time-management skills; be able to work in a deadline-driven environment; have excellent people and communication skills; and be a regular A.V. Club reader with a deep love of and enthusiasm for all things pop culture.

Candidates should include a cover letter and resume and address the following questions:

  • How long have you been reading The A.V. Club?
  • What are some of your favorite authors or recent articles?
  • What are your pop culture strengths?
  • What are your pop culture blind spots?
  • Are you primarily interested in writing, editing, editorial operations, or are you undecided?
  • What are you studying, and what classes have you taken that are relevant to this internship?
  • This position will be 2 – 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, either 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or 10 a.m – 6 p.m. What’s your ideal schedule?

Students should email both Laura M Browning ‎[lmbrowning@theonion.com]‎ and Caity PenzeyMoog (cpenzeymoog@theonion.com),  and they should make the subject of their email AVC summer internship.