DePaul Event: Transcribathon

Join in a worldwide effort to transcribe a digitized 17th century manuscript by coming to the Scholars Lab, room 103, in the John T. Richardson Library on Thursday, October 25th from 1:00-5:00pm. The Transcribathon is being put on by the Early Modern Poetry Online Project or EMPOP. DePaul University will be joining the National University of Ireland Galway, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northern Virginia Community College, and The Folger Shakespeare Library in transcribing a miscellany from the Folger that contains guides on fishing, instructions on making fireworks, medicinal recipes, and poetry by Petrarch, Ben Jonson, and William Shakespeare. The crowd-sourced transcriptions will expand access to the manuscript both for the public and for researchers by making it discoverable through keyword searching. All you need to do is type what you see!

Those interested in trying their hand, are encouraged to drop in anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. No experience is required! The English faculty and EMPOP member, Megan Heffernan, and rare books librarian, Nora Gabor, will be on hand to assist participants and answer questions. Attendees can bring their own laptops or use the laptops provided in the classroom. Candy brain fuel will be available to keep everyone going strong! Any questions can be sent to Nora Gabor at We hope to see you there!

1960’s Black Theater & Performative Readings with DePaul Theater Students

The Center for Black Diaspora along with Dexter Zollicoffer and students from the DePaul Theater School will hosted an hour-long performance from three African-American Playwrights of the 1960’s on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please register via the Eventbrite link provided here:

These performances include the following playwrights and works:
Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress
Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy
Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin

The above event is a part of a series of the events organized around the theme of the Black 1960’s. Among them will be an exhibit of Ebony and Jet Magazine covers on the 1960’s published by the Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company. For this one, please register for the opening exhibit reception here.

Light food and refreshments will be served.

Free Tickets to the Laugh Factory!

Laugh Factory is offering FREE TICKETS to all English students for the show Verified Laughs every Wednesday at 8pm from now until the end of October.

Verified Laughs is a social media based stand up comedy show where the audience votes on the winner through Instagram and Facebook after watching a series of five minute sets from some of the best comedians in the city.

For those interested in free tickets please email with your name, Wednesday date, and number of tickets desired.

English Dpt. End of the Year Celebration

End of the Year Invite

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!

Crook & Folly Edition 38 Launch Party

Crook & Folly Launch Party

Join us for the launch of the 38th edition of DePaul University’s Arts and Literature magazine, Crook & Folly! There will be snacks, speeches, readings, and free copies for everyone who attends.

Wednesday, May 23
4:30-6:30 PM
DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton Ave.

After the launch, editors, Emily and Maddie will be heading over to State Restaurant at 935 W. Webster Ave., for those who would like to join them in celebrating a job well done! (All tabs will be separate).