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. 

2019 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

English majors, see below a course oppurtunity for DePaul’s winter and spring terms.

The application deadline for this fall’s Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS)—Shakespeare’s Afterlives: Literature, Philosophy, Politics, and the Visual Arts, 1623-2020—is next Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Students attend class with peers from UIC, Roosevelt, and Loyola universities. All classes are held at the Newberry Library.

This year’s seminar will be co-taught by the Dept. of English’s very own Dr. Megan Heffernan, along with Loyola University’s James Knapp.

For more information please see the attached flyer and the Dept. of History website, which houses DePaul’s info on the NLUS: https://las.depaul.edu/academics/history/student-resources/Pages/newberry-library-undergraduate-seminar.aspx.

If you have any questions about the NLUS, you can contact Dr. Valentina Tikoff in the History department, vtikoff@depaul.edu.

Summer Quarter Course Highlight: Writing and Social Engagement

Want to know more about teaching English? Want to support immigrant and refugee students in Chicago? Have a look at this Exp Learning class offered this summer.

WRD 377
Writing and Social Engagement: Language, Identity, Collaboration

In Writing and Social Engagement: Language, Identity, Collaboration, you will be working and collaborating with Chicago Public high school (CPS) students who have self-identified as Immigrant and/or Refugee. Throughout the summer quarter, we will examine the experiences and education of diverse immigrant communities in the U.S. as well as examine what it means to be an English Learner (English Emergent). We will work directly with students on literacy skills, and we will be collaborating with CPS high school students on writing our stories. Our work and collaboration will happen on site at their CPS high school.