Sixth Annual English Spring Conference: Friday, May 8th, 2015 from 12-8pm


We are so excited to present this year’s English Department Spring Conference, now in its sixth year. The Spring Conference is a student-run conference meant to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to present their work, both academic/scholarly and creative, and the participate in a learning community as thriving as ours.

This year’s conference keynote speaker is Crystal Chan, author of the young adult novel Bird, recently nominated for a Society of Midland Authors Award.

We are also excited to be highlighting a few different workshops, panels, and conversations in addition to presentations of literary analysis and poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. These include an interactive Digital Humanities workshop led by Amanda Licastro, MAE ’08; an alumni panel featuring English alumni working in a variety of fields; a Writers’ Guild/UCWbL panel which will focus on writing communities at DePaul; and a Crook & Folly-themed panel which will explore the role, purpose, and importance of the student literary magazine.

If you have never attended an academic conference, this is a great way to familiarize yourself with this aspect of academic communities while hearing about what your classmates are at work on. There will be four time slots and we encourage you to attend as many as you can! Snacks and refreshments will be provided between panels and a reception will follow the keynote address.

The Conference program is available in PDF format here.

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