Congrats to Kathleen Rooney!

Congratulations to our very own Kathleen Rooney, who has received a Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Grant from the City of Chicago!

The grant will support Kathleen’s visit to the Margaret Herrick Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library in Los Angeles to research a novel when it is safe to travel again. Kudos!

Call for Submissions: 2020 Spring English Conference

The 2020 Spring English Conference, hosted by DePaul’s English department, is now open for submissions! Please see the attached flyer and full submissions guidelines for information on how to submit your writing:

2020 English Conference Full Submissions Guidelines

2020 Spring English Conference Call for Submissions

DePaul’s Blue Book: Best Illinois High School Writing 2018-2019

DePaul’s Blue Book: Best Illinois High School Writing 2018-2019, edited by Professor Chris Green and a class of graduate students, is now available at!

Pieces were chosen from high school literary magazines submitted from across Illinois. Professor Green and his Editing class selected sixty-six pieces of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This is the first of what Professor Green hopes to be an annual tribute to our state’s best young creative writers.

If you’re free, please consider attending the anthology’s launch reading on Saturday, February 8th, 5:30-7:00, Student Center #314.

Congratulations to Paula McQuade!

Congrats to Paula McQuade, who was interviewed last week by Crawford Gribbens, Professor of History at Queens University Belfast! The pair discussed Professor McQuade’s book, women’s writing, and early modern religion.  The podcast is now up and available at the New Books Network.

Find a copy of  Catechisms and Women’s Writing in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge University Press, 2017) here.