The Cork Writers’ School is hosting a summer program from July 22 – August 2. Interested in Irish Writing and getting a chance to visit Ireland? Study the work of the legendary Cork writers in the countryside that inspired them in a program planned and delivered by a select team of academics acclaimed for their expertise. With a full social and cultural program and a competitive fee, this shouldn’t be passed up. Applications are now invited from groups or individuals; Deadline: March 1, 2013. More information can be found on their site.
Summer Literary Seminar’s Unified Literary Contest is accepting writing submissions until March 9, 2013. This is another great publishing opportunity to get your work out there. Hurry, the deadline is coming around the corner! Check out more information at their site.
The DePaul Humanities Center’s Nostalgia and Enlightenment Series is hosting Alastair Bonnett to present, The Problem of the Past in English Socialism next Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:00pm in McGowan South, Room 104, 1110 W. Belden Ave. This is a free event!
Bonnett will describe and discuss the invention of Thomas Spence (1750-1814) as an anti-nostalgic working-class revolutionary hero by late Victorian radicals.
Alastair Bonnett is Professor of Social Geography in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University (UK). He is the author of Left in the Past: Radicalism and the Politics of Nostalgia (Continuum, 2010) and The Idea of the West: Politics, Culture and History (Macmillan, 2004), and White Identities: Historical and International Perspectives (Longman, 1999). Bonnett has also written extensively on psychogeography and the geographical avant-garde, and runs a website about Thomas Spence: http://thomas-spence-society.co.uk.
Professor Bill Johnson Gonzalez‘s lecture, “Do You Speak Pocho?”: Julio Arce’s Early 20th Century Journalism, is taking place on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, from 2-3:30pm in SAC 5A-H Conference Room. This event is sponsored by the Center for Latino Research. RSVP by tomorrow, February 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.org.