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:
Read all about Professor Kathleen Rooney’s Poems While You Wait initiative at the Chicago Reader: “Submarine kangaroos and space pirate birthday parties.”
One of DePaul’s very own English professors and editor of Poetry East, Richard Jones, has had a piece selected for poem of the week in Narrative magazine!
Read the poem, “Double Doors” here.
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 www.depaulsbluebook.com!
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.
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.
Join two of our very own DePaul English professors, Richard Jones and Chris Green, on Monday, November 4 at 6pm in Arts & Letters 414 for a reading and conversation!
Join Tim Hillegonds on September 26th as he reads and discusses his new memoir at DePaul. Before the reading, also take advantage of the opportunity to talk with the alum about life after DePaul, publishing your first book, writing tips, and more in the library’s Rosati Room.
The Distance Between chronicles how Hillegonds’s plan to leave his mounting rage and frustration behind with a one-way ticket from Chicago to Colorado goes awry as he jumps headfirst into a turbulent relationship with April, a Denny’s coworker and single parent. More than just a harrowing story of addiction and abuse or a simple mea culpa, The Distance Between is a finely wrought exploration of, and reckoning with, absent fathers, fatherhood, violence, adolescent rage, white male privilege, and Hillegonds’s own toxic masculinity. With nuance and urgency, The Distance Between takes readers through the grit of life on the margins while grappling with the problematic nature of one man’s existence.
Tim Hillegonds is a DePaul MAWP alum and author of the new memoir The Distance Between (Nebraska, 2019). His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Assay, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, River Teeth, Baltimore Review, Brevity, Under the Gum Tree, Hippocampus Magazine, The Fourth River, Midway Journal, RHINO, Bluestem Magazine, r.k.v.r.y. quarterly, and others. He was nominated for a 2015 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. In 2019, Tim was named by the Guild Literary Complex as one of their thirty “Writers to Watch.” He currently serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 4:30-5:30pm
Richardson Library Room 300
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 6:00-7:00pm
McGowan South 104
1110 West Belden Avenue
In the Slag Glass City it’s COOLER by the LAKE! We invite you all to have a look at the new newsletter from our journal of the urban essay arts.
Students who would like the opportunity to work on this De Paul-made magazine, and learn more about the history and practice of literary journals, should consider enrolling in the mixed grad and undergrad Winter Quarter course ENG 305/477 Idealists and Happy Fools, The American Literary Magazine. Learn more about the class, and the magazine, here:
The English Department will be hosting our annual End-of-the-Year Celebration on Friday, June 1st from 3:00-5:00 pm. We would love to celebrate with you! The celebration will held in the second-floor atrium of Arts & Letters Hall. We will have a short program honoring our outstanding students and this year’s graduates.
Please come and join in the festivities on Friday, June 1st!