Upcoming November Literary Events

Happy Halloween! It’s October 31st… which means tomorrow begins a new month, November, with a new batch of free, engaging events to attend!

WGN 720 AM Radio featuring DePaul’s Dr. Hugh Ingrasci
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 10:00pm to 12:00am
Dr. Hugh Ingrasci will be appearing on Milt Rosenberg’s Extension 720 radio show; the topic of the show is Film Noir.

Geographic Imagination’s Role in the Digital Humanities: Anne Kelly Knowles
Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:00pm (5:30pm reception will precede)
DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton
This presentation argues that geographers have a key role to play as masters of geovisual methods and as scholars with long practice in applying geographic imagination to research questions. Examples will come primarily from collaborative research among geographers, historians, and cartographers on the geographies of the Holocaust.

Anne Kelly Knowles is Associate Professor of Geography at Middlebury College. For more than fifteen years, she has been a pioneer in historical GIS.  As an historical geographer, Knowles has specialized in American immigration and industrialization, the subjects of Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio’s Industrial Frontier (University of Chicago Press 1997) and Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868 (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2012). Anne is currently finishing her work as lead editor of Geographies of the Holocaust, a collection of essays issuing from the interdisciplinary Holocaust Historical GIS project.

Writing Belfast with Eamonn Hughes
Monday, November 5th, 2012, 6:00pm-7:30pm (5:30 reception will precede)
DePaul Student Center, Room 314, 2250 N. Sheffield
Presented by DePaul Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, Dr. James Murphy

For more information, please contact Alecia Person at aperson@depaul.edu. Reservations not necessary, but responses are appreciated!

Book Talk with Richard Cahan and Michael Williams on Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
November 15th, 2012, Time and Place TBA
The book, Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, has just been published on Chicago’s own CityFiles Press. Maier was the Chicago-area nanny and amateur photographer whose work–more than 10,000 negatives in all–was discovered after her death in 2009 and has since garnered national attention. The new book presents 275 of these photographs alongside interviews with those who knew her best.

Check out more information on City Press’s site!

Last fall, both authors gave a talk on DePaul’s campus, sponsored by the Visiting Writers Series. Frustrated by the creative constraints of working with traditional publishers, Cahan and Williams decided to set out on their own. This talk should be interesting for any students wanting to learn about the challenges and necessities in starting an independent press.

Sponsored by the WRD Program, more information to follow.


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