Register Today for The Scholar’s Improv IV!

Led by improv comic Pete Parsons, the comedians will present six improvised scenes showcasing their talent, quick minds, and artistry. These moments will be interspersed with the mini-lectures by DePaul professors, each accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in his or her field but which he or she has never seen before.

By the end of the evening, you’ll see that what academicians do by thinking on their feet.

March 4th, 2021, 7:30 — 9:00 p.m. (CST)

Click here to register

Featuring:

Megan Alderden (Crimonology)

Steve Harp (The Art School)

Rick lee (Philosophy)

Jaime Waters (Catholic Studies)

Improv Comedians Lisa Burton, Tim Dunn, Alaina Hoffman, Terrance Rogers, and Pete Parsons

The Spring English Conference is going virtual this year!

In lieu of our annual in-person Spring English conference, the English department is now accepting submissions from students for a new 2020 Spring English Conference online launching June 1! 

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:

Fiction

Creative Nonfiction

Poetry

Literary Analysis

Pedagogical and Literary Theory

Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices

Submission deadline: May 11, 2020.

The conference is eligible for easy distinction credit and looks fantastic on a resume. Full guidelines on how to submit a piece of writing for virtual presentation attached: Spring English Conference Guidelines.

Call for Entries: Louder Than A Bomb University Poetry Slam

Participate in the poetry slam festival Louder Than A Bomb University (LTABU), hosted by Chicago Youth Authors, during February and March.

Poets do not need to be enrolled in school, just 18-25 years of age at the time of the slam. Registration is only $20, and the winner receives a $200 cash prize. If interested, please visit the LTABU registration link.

Upcoming Events: Crook & Folly Valentines Celebration

Next Thursday join Crook & Folly for their annual Valentines celebration!

Staff will be handing out valentines and providing information on how to submit to Edition 40 of DePaul’s arts and literature magazine.

Schmitt Academic Center PIT 12-3pm
Thursday, February 13th

Upcoming Events: What Can I Do About Climate Change?

TODAY-

On Tuesday, February 4th from 12-3pm visit DePaul’s Richardson Library on LPC to learn what YOU can do about climate change. Organizations from across campus and the city of Chicago will be available to teach, engage, and inspire you to make a difference.

This event is part of the 2019-2020 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme Season For Change through the book The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. onebookonechicago.org

Visiting Writer Series: An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib

On Thursday February 13th, join Hanif Abdurraqib in conversations with Dr. Francesca Royster and Nina Wilson in Student Center 314. Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio and will be signing books. Mark the event on your calendars!

Read more about Abdurraqib on his website and on his Twitter.

EVENT DATE AND TIME:
February 13th
6-7pm Conversation
7-7:30 Book Signing

EVENT LOCATION:
DePaul Student Center, LPC Campus
Rm. 314

Study Abroad Opportunity: Identities Abroad@Mexico

English majors: complete LSP 200 in Mexico as part of the Identities Abroad program!

Identities Abroad@Mexico is a new program that fulfills the Multicultural seminar requirement and includes a travel component to Mexico City and Chiapas in June to study immigration and human rights. The LSP 200 course takes place in Spring. There are scholarships available and applications are due Feb 1.

This program is part of the Identities Abroad program series which are low-cost programs that are designed for underrepresented students, including but not limited to students of color, first generation students, and low-income students. While Identities Abroad programs are designed with underrepresented students in mind, all students are welcome to apply to the program(s).

See the attached flyer for more details:

IA Mexico flyer 2020

Service Immersions Application Deadline is January 17

Explore. Serve. Learn.

“All the people that I met on the immersion truly reminded me of my purpose. My spirituality grew while I was there as well.”

-Spring Break 2019 Participant

This Spring Break, travel to a new city, engage in service and social justice work, and meet new friends! Don’t miss your chance to see the world through a new lens!

March 21-28, 2020

Apply here on DeHUB by January 17.

Scholarships are available. Please contact viatrips@depaul.edu with any questions.

Study Abroad Opportunity: Harry Potter and the Fan Experience

Join Profs. Paul Booth and Rebecca Johns-Trissler for a unique Study Abroad trip: Harry Potter and the Fan Experience!

The Harry Potter story is more than just a wildly popular children’s book series, it is an international phenomenon encompassing literature, film, drama, multimedia experiences, and fan culture. Taking unique advantage of two 4-credit DePaul courses — ENG 286 (Topics in Popular Literature) and MCS 363 (Topics in Fan Studies) — students in this short-term study abroad program will have the opportunity to delve deeply into the Harry Potter experience through readings, screenings, discussions, and in-person visits to sites of literary and cultural significance related to the Harry Potter series.

This short-term study abroad program will focus on sites that influenced the writing of the Harry Potter novels and the filming of the series—including visits to the Warner Bros. Studios in London and a performance of The Cursed Child in the West End—to enhance students’ understanding of the themes and issues of the story as well as the experience of Harry Potter fandom in general.

https://programsabroad.depaul.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10325

Important facts:

• The program fulfills two graduation requirements: A&L credit and experiential learning credit
• The courses will meet Monday nights in the Loop during Spring quarter
• Travel dates are 6/15-6/26
• The deadline to apply is February 1

Questions? Email Prof. Johns-Trissler at rjohnstr@depaul.edu.