Mark your calendars and register for this conversation between authors Jaquira Díaz and DePaul professor Erika Sánchez as they discuss Díaz’s debut memoir, Ordinary Girls.
In partnership with the History Department, The English Department Visiting Writers Series is hosting a remote event for the release of Professor Kathleen Rooney and Professor Miles Harvey’s books beginning at 6:00 pm on September 30: Historical Research in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Readings and Conversation with Kathleen Rooney and Miles Harvey. The conversation will be moderated by Amy Tyson of the History Department.Continue reading “Visiting Writers’ Event this Wednesday!”
We’re celebrating Banned Books Week! This week recalls the value of free and open access to information. Check out DePaul’s upcoming events, and exercise your freedom to read!
Fall quarter begins: Wednesday, September 9th
Last date to drop courses with no penalty: Tuesday, September 22nd
Last date to withdraw: Tuesday, October 27th
Fall quarter ends: Tuesday, November 24th
If you weren’t able to join us last Friday for the 11th Annual Spring English Conference, you can now find all of the recorded panels here on the conference website.
Professor Miles Harvey will be discussing his new book, The King of Confidence, on June 3rd at 7 p.m. alongside authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack as part of the At Home with Literati Series with Literati Bookstore. Find more info about the At Home Literati series and the Zoom event here.
The deadline to submit to the 11th annual Spring English conference has been extended to this Friday, May 15th!
Initially, the department intended to host the conference through a website featuring video panels that could be accessed any time. After further consideration and discussion with students, however, the English department has decided to shift to synchronous panels to be held on Friday, June 5, 1-5pm via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the conference website so that individuals who aren’t able to attend can later access the content. This approach will come closest to generating the energy and intellectual engagement of our annual event.
The DePaul English Department invites you to participate in the eleventh Spring English Conference. The Spring English Conference is an annual event in which DePaul English undergraduate and graduate students present academic and creative work.
Although Covid-19 will make this year’s conference different from any other, the work we English students are doing is as important as ever, if not more so. As students of the English language, whether literature or creative writing, ours is the business of telling and interpreting stories. And whether Covid-19 influences your work directly or indirectly, stories are one of the powerful medicines we can share with each other in this strange, serious time.
This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work and to share it with a positive, supportive community of DePaul faculty and peers. This year’s presentations will come in the form of pre-recorded videos posted on the Spring English Conference Website. Each video will be five minutes in length and may be in (but not limited to) the following areas:
Pedagogical and Literary Theory
Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices
1. Submit papers or creative projects (poetry collections, short fiction, novel excerpts, etc.) with short proposals (1-3 paragraphs), explaining how you will turn the work into a short (five minute or less) video.
2. For creative writers, this may mean a short reading of an entire work/a selection. For literary studies/pedagogical presenters, this may mean a short Ted-like talk, explaining your research, writing process, or some other aspect/combination of aspects of your work. Students may submit up to two works total: ONE creative piece and ONE work of literary study.
3. All video presentations, both creative and academic, will be no more than five minutes in length. Plan accordingly.
4. Please attach submissions as separate Word or .pdf files within the same email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Spring English Conference Submission.”
5. Do NOT put your name or any identifying information anywhere on the submission(s). Instead, enclose a cover sheet with your submissions. The cover sheet should include the following information:
6. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 18th.
Works accepted for the conference will be grouped into panels according to genre and/or theme, and a Q&A Zoom session will be recorded for each panel. All works submitted must be original, and we encourage writers to submit recent work. In the spirit of academic fellowship, we encourage participants to look at other panelists’ presentations, and to watch our keynote video.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 11th, 2020
Send submissions or any questions to email@example.com. We look forward to reading your work!