TEDxDePaulUniversity is back! Register today for the 2021 online event on Friday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. CT

The DePaul community, friends and family are invited to register​ for this year’s TEDxDePaulUniversity free online event, “The Unexpected.” The event will take place on May 21 from 11:30-1pm CST. To learn more, visit the official DePaul University TEDx site here

About the 2021 speakers

Six DePaul community members were selected to speak and explore the theme of how some of life’s most important lessons are often the most unexpected.

  1. Jacqueline Kelly-McHale, faculty, School of Music
  2. Jamal McPherson, graduate student, School of Public Service
  3. Coya Paz, interim dean, The Theatre School 
  4. Priyanka Podjale, 2020 graduate, College of Communication
  5. Azucena “Ceni” De La Torre​, ministry coordinator, Catholic Campus Ministry; 2014 graduate, College of Communication
  6. David Wellman, director, Grace School of Applied Diplomacy

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Editor-in-Chief Positions Are OPEN at Crook & Folly

Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student journal of literature and art, seeks applications from graduate and undergraduate students for two challenging and exciting volunteer positions as 2021-22 Editors-in-Chief.  

The new editors will connect with the current editors sometime during Summer 2021 and will hire their section editors during Fall quarter 2020.  In usual years Editors-In-Chief must be enrolled and available during all regular quarters of the entire 2021-2022 academic year, and must be enrolled and in-residence at DePaul for the Winter and Spring 2021 quarters. Campus/remote expectations for the editors will shift in accordance with University guidelines for on-campus operations.  

Candidates for Editor-in-Chief should write a one-page (around 250 words) application letter describing relevant experience and commitment as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich on or before 11:59 PM on Monday May 10th, 2021: bborich@depaul.eduProfessor Borich, the outgoing faculty advisor, will team up with Professor Ted Anton, the incoming faculty advisor, to conduct interviews via Zoom in mid-May, and make the appointments before the end of Spring Quarter 2021.  Please apply only if you are interested in the Editor-in-Chief position. All applications are considered, but current Crook & Folly staff members receive priority consideration for the head editor slots. (We strongly encourage newcomers to wait to apply to editorial staff positions in the Fall). Crook & Folly will call for staff and section editor applications in September 2021.  

If you have questions about what the work of the Editors-in-Chief entails,  please email crookandfolly@gmail.com and ask the  current Crook & Folly editors Caley and Jessica for their assistance. 

Deadline Extended: Study Abroad in London and Dublin

The London and Dublin: Travel, Heritage, and History program during December Intersession examines the heritage, public history and travel narratives of both cities. These two cities are irrevocably entwined historically, in material culture and in public memory. This continued connection can still be seen today in the difficulty of constructing BREXIT and the ongoing connections between the UK and Ireland.

The deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020. Apply on the Study Abroad application portal here.

 

HIST 269/398: Intro to Public History Name

ENG 272/379: Travel Literature and the Construction of Meaning

The two separate courses share a common focus on understanding how individuals interpret their encounters with the other and the past. In particular, we will address the nature of heritage in the context of class and colonization. The History course looks specifically at how the past is remembered in public venues like museums and historic sites, and how history museums shape how we understand past. The travel writer consumes these interpretations of the public space and provide a window into how individuals and societies have constructed meanings and images of themselves and others through cultural contact with the past meanings of place and personal identities. London and Dublin are ideal sites for interrogating these issues.

 

See attached flyer for details.

 

Alum Profile: Dina Rabadi

Underground student contributor Sara Shahein caught up with DePaul Education alum Dina Rabadi and asked her about her experiences at DePaul, life after graduation, and her advice for graduating students. Read the full profile here.

Call for Student Writing

The English Department is looking for student writing for inclusion in the English Department newsletter. Photos are optional but welcome.

If you would like to be included in the newsletter, please send your work the Department Assistant, Marc Schell at mschell2@depaul.edu

Please note: Newsletter contribution is voluntary. We are not currently offering compensation for student writing.

Visiting Writers Series: Poets Richard Jones and Chris Green

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!

Read more about Richard Jones’s poetry collection Strangers on Earth here and here.

Read more about Chris Green’s poetry collection Everywhere West here and here.

Event Review: Gothic and Horror Fiction Open Mic Night

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Hannah Cantafio reads at the Gothic & Horror Open Mic Night.

by Taylor Spies, contributor to the Underground

The Gamma Psi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National honor society for students majoring in English, held a Gothic and Horror Fiction Open Mic Night on the third floor of Arts and Letters Hall on Monday, October 30th at 6pm. The event was small, but the intimate environment was perfect for ghost stories.

Chapter President Bintou Sy began by greeting those that had gathered and introducing Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program, Jennifer Conary. Conary gave an overview of the origins of the gothic novel and how we interpret the genre today. It was easy to tell that Conary was passionate about her topic, and her warm voice invited the audience to become intrigued by the gothic, stating, “Gothic novels offer physical manifestations of psychological horrors or fears.”

The first reader, Hannah Cantafio, read a short story from the novel Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk, published in 2005. “Dog Years” follows a rich and mysterious wheelchair-bound man. Her words came quick and clear, painting the picture the author created.

The next reader was Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Janet L. Hickey. Hickey read from The Book of Irish Weirdness by Mairtin O’Griofa, published in 1997. The book showcases short stories by well-known authors. Hickey read “The Judge’s House” by Bram Stoker. This was quite a step back in time as the story was originally published in 1891. However, the story had gotten no less eerie with age, and, followed a student renting out a house rumored to be haunted.

Assistant Professor Bill Johnson González read the next piece, a chapter from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, published in 1984, titled “Geraldo No Last Name.” This piece varied strikingly from the traditional Gothic. González expressed his attempt to find a piece of gothic writing by someone with a Latino or Hispanic background.

Associate Professor and Chair Michele Morano gave the final reading. She read excerpts from a short story by William Faulkner, published in 1930, titled “A Rose for Emily.” This story follows an eccentric lady whose behavior grows increasingly odd as she ages. She never marries, refuses to pay taxes, and dies in the same old house she was born in. It isn’t until after she has been buried that her house is investigated and the truth about her past comes out. The story’s shocking conclusion was the perfect ending to the night. The stories read drew the audience in. One became aware of Halloween’s approach, the dead leaves swirling outside, and the quickly growing darkness.

Writers Guild Aloud! Autumn Quarter

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Every quarter, DePaul’s Writers Guild hosts an open mic Aloud!

Thursday, November 9, 7 PM
LPC Writing Center
2320 N Kenmore SAC 212
Chicago, Illinois 60614

Come share your work and/or listen to others read, celebrate DePaul’s writing community, and make new friends!

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