Register Today for The Scholar’s Improv IV!

Led by improv comic Pete Parsons, the comedians will present six improvised scenes showcasing their talent, quick minds, and artistry. These moments will be interspersed with the mini-lectures by DePaul professors, each accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in his or her field but which he or she has never seen before.

By the end of the evening, you’ll see that what academicians do by thinking on their feet.

March 4th, 2021, 7:30 — 9:00 p.m. (CST)

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Featuring:

Megan Alderden (Crimonology)

Steve Harp (The Art School)

Rick lee (Philosophy)

Jaime Waters (Catholic Studies)

Improv Comedians Lisa Burton, Tim Dunn, Alaina Hoffman, Terrance Rogers, and Pete Parsons

Virtual Seminar!

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is now accepting applications for the first-ever undergraduate seminar, which will take place virtually in Fall 2021.

This 10-week course will use the multidisciplinary field of book history to explore how medieval and early modern people used different media—theological texts, maps, travel narratives, reference works, literature, and more—to make sense of a changing world. Through lectures, discussions, and interactive workshops with faculty from CRS consortium institutions, participants will learn how book history can illuminate the ways in which premodern people used religion, science, art, and technology to grapple with new economic, intellectual, and cultural challenges in a rapidly-expanding global community. In so doing, students will develop a framework for using the past to help illuminate and guide their own contemporary experience.

This seminar is free and open for undergraduate students in any field of medieval or early modern studies, but space is limited. Priority will be given to undergraduates from CRS consortium institutionsAccepted students must make arrangements with their home institutions to receive credit for the course. Please direct any questions to renaissance@newberry.org.

For more information about the course, including guest speakers and a link to apply, please visit the course website here:https://www.newberry.org/09282021-world-book-1300-1800

LGBTQ+ Studies Minor

Check out the new LGBTQ+ Studies newsletter here to get a flavor of the program and feel free to reach out to Prof. Borich with questions.

To complete the minor you need LGQ 150—Intro to LGBTQ Studies, and five electives, which are classes with at least 50% LGBTQ content.

James Phelps can help English majors signup for the minor. 

DePaul’s Blue Book: Launch Event on February 19th!

DePaul’s Blue Book: Best of Illinois High School Writing 2020 edited by Chris Green and students in the DePaul English Department’s Masters in Writing & Publishing program is now available at https://www.depaulsbluebook.com/ 

DePaul’s Blue Book is the latest imprint by DePaul University’s English Department, which fosters work in literature, creative writing, and publishing. Indeed, we recently established DePaul’s Publishing Institute, which brings together our student literary magazine, Crook & Folly; the long-standing poetry journal, Poetry East; the urban prose journal, Slag Glass City; and Big Shoulders Books, a press that publishes books that give voice to unique communities and important issues in Chicago and that are edited and promoted by students.

DePaul values the written voice, and the English Department honors and encourages young writers. From over fifty high school literary magazines submitted from across Illinois, Professor Chris Green and his editing class of graduate students in DePaul’s Masters in Writing & Publishing program selected forty-five stellar pieces of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This is the second volume of our annual tribute to our state’s best young creative writers and their schools’ literary magazines.

There is a virtual launch of the anthology featuring seven of its writers on Friday, February 19th, 6:00-7:00 PM. Log in information below:

Attendee/Audience link:

When: Feb 19, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Launch Reading of DePaul’s Blue Book: Best of Illinois High School Writing 2020

Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/92844083976?pwd=VHNCVmdSZjZNMUU4QUFEcjd4QmYrUT09 

Writing Opportunity!

The Foundationalist is a literary journal at the University of Iowa and accepts undergraduate literary essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. There are no page limits or themes, and you can submit pieces you have written for a class so submit your best work!

In the past, this journal has published works from across the globe; giving writers the opportunity to join a community of over 125+ other authors from 70+ universities. If selected, the author’s writing will be published on academia.edu and in print format. 

 The deadline is March 21, 2021 at midnight. More information can be found on www.thefoundationalist.com and submissions and other queries can be sent to thefoundationalist@gmail.com