2019 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

English majors, see below a course oppurtunity for DePaul’s winter and spring terms.

The application deadline for this fall’s Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS)—Shakespeare’s Afterlives: Literature, Philosophy, Politics, and the Visual Arts, 1623-2020—is next Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Students attend class with peers from UIC, Roosevelt, and Loyola universities. All classes are held at the Newberry Library.

This year’s seminar will be co-taught by the Dept. of English’s very own Dr. Megan Heffernan, along with Loyola University’s James Knapp.

For more information please see the attached flyer and the Dept. of History website, which houses DePaul’s info on the NLUS: https://las.depaul.edu/academics/history/student-resources/Pages/newberry-library-undergraduate-seminar.aspx.

If you have any questions about the NLUS, you can contact Dr. Valentina Tikoff in the History department, vtikoff@depaul.edu.

Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

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Attention DePaul undergraduates! Applications are now open for the

Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar 2018:
Censorship and Freedom of Expression
in an Era of Religious Change: Western Europe, 1450-1789

  • Earn 9 credit hours in 2 disciplines
  • Check off the Liberal Studies “Experiential Learning” requirement
  • Explore the world-renowned collections of the Newberry Library
  • Meet students from UIC, Roosevelt, and Loyola universities

Applications due October 26, 2017

Learn more!

Questions? Contact Prof. Tikoff at vtikoff@depaul.edu.

 

Fiction, Poetry Contest: Summer Literary Seminar

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The SLS-2017 fiction/poetry contest is now open to submissions. 

Entry fee: $17

Deadline: 28 February.

Click here to submit.

SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (July 9th-22nd, 2017) and Kenya (December 2017), and in conjunction with our partner, Fence Magazine, is excited to announce its 2017 literary contest.

The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2017 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in Fence Magazine. Each prize includes airfare, tuition, and housing.

Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice; third-place winners will receive a 50 percent tuition discount. A number of fellowships additionally will be offered to contest participants based on the quality of their submissions.

Submit up to three poems of 10 pages or a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages (double spaced) . Multiple entires are permitted, provided each is accompanied by a separate reading fee. Submitted work must be unpublished (unless it has been published on a personal website or social networks).

 

Bucknell University Seminar for Younger Poets is Now Accepting Applications (deadline January 31, 2015)

Undergraduate Poets! See below for this amazing opportunity for younger poets. It’s rare to find opportunities like these (read: PAID FOR) in the humanities, rarer to find them in the writing field, and rarer still to find them in poetry! Get on those applications!

Bucknell University is one of the nation’s largest private universities and is located in Lewisburg, PA.

In June 2015, the Stadler Center will conduct the 31th annual Seminar for Younger Poets. Held for three weeks in June, the Seminar provides an extended opportunity for undergraduate poets to write and to be guided by established poets. Staff and visiting poets conduct writing workshops and offer lecture/discussions, present readings of their own work, and are available for individual conferences.

In the past, such poets as Terrance Hayes, Dana Levin, Mary Ruefle, David St. John, Arthur Sze, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Jean Valentine, and Carl Phillips have served as visiting poets. Numerous readings provide the participants with the opportunity to hear and be heard by their peers. Applicants compete for ten places in the Seminar, all of which come with fellowships. Fellowships include tuition, housing in campus apartments, and meals. Accepted students are responsible only for their travel to Bucknell and a modest library deposit. A limited number of travel scholarships are available.

For the 2015 Seminar, visiting poets Brenda Hillman and Mary Szybist will join director G.C. Waldrep and staff members Deirdre O’Connor, Chet’la Sebree, and Justin Boening.

The next Seminar will be held June 7-28, 2015. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2015. Applications must be submitted via the Stadler Center Application Portal.

See Frequently Asked Questions about eligibility and the application process.

Screenwriters Share Industry Secrets

Screenwriters share industry secrets at DePaul’s Page One writing confab

CHICAGO – Screenwriters for Steven Spielberg, “Scandal” and “South Park” are among the speakers at DePaul University’s Page One Entertainment Writing Conference May 3 from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by DePaul’s School of Cinema and Interactive Media in the College of Computing and Digital Media, the daylong forum is designed to highlight the works of leading writers and offer insight into the many aspects of entertainment writing from breaking into the business, to the business of writing the Hollywood blockbuster. The workshops aim to help students, local artists and writers become better at their craft to further cultivate the film and television community in Chicago and Illinois.

“This is the third time we have held this event and each year it continues to grow in size and scope. We are thrilled to be able to offer the greater Chicago community a chance to learn from these incredible filmmakers and industry professionals,” said Kristyn Jo Benedyk, chair of the screenwriting program at DePaul who launched the Page One conference three years ago.

The event is free and open to the public. All sessions will take place in the College of Computing and Digital Media Theatre in the lower level of the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building, 14 E. Jackson Blvd.

Conference workshops include:

“Writing the Franchise, Genre Writing and Writing with a Partner” Noon-1 p.m.  The writing duo of Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg who wrote “Sorority Row” and the “Piranha 3D” franchise.

“The Business of Writing: The People Who Represent and Hire Writers” 1:15-2:15 p.m. CDM alumna Daniel Willis, previously with Walt Disney Pictures and currently on staff at “Grey’s Anatomy;” Lenny Beckerman, veteran manager of writers and directors, has worked on “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Babel;” and Sara Rastogi, story editor at Scott Free Productions, discoverer and developer of new writers and projects.

“Multiple Hats: Writers Who Produce, Direct, Act and More” 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Actor-turned-comedy writer Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal, a Second City alumna, has written for “South Park” and “How I Met Your Mother;” and actor-writer Guinevere Turner, of “Chasing Amy” and “Treasure Island,” who wrote and acted in “The L Word.”

“Breaking In: Landing That First Writing Job” 3:45-4:45 p.m. Severiano Canales, former assistant to Shonda Rhimes, the Executive Producer/Creator of “Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” Canales is now a regular staff writer on her latest hit series, “Scandal.” Aisha Muharrar, previously a staff writer for “Sit Down, Shut Up;” and writer-actor David Dastmalchian, recipient of the Special Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at Austin’s SXSW Film Festival for “Animals,” his feature film screenwriting debut. Dastmalchian, a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, appeared most recently in “Prisoners.”

“Writing The Hollywood Blockbuster” 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jeff Nathanson has written numerous films for Steven Spielberg including “Catch Me If You Can” and “The Terminal,” and is working on the latest installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Steve Conrad has such written blockbuster films as “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Pursuit of Happyness” and “The Weather Man,” is writing and directing the John Belushi biopic. Together, these screenwriters’ movies have grossed billions of dollars at the box office.

For more information about DePaul’s Page One Entertainment Writers Conference, visit their Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1nzMQHd. Contact: Kristyn Jo Benedyk kjb@cim.depaul.edu 630-408-5898

Author Discussion & Book Signing Comes to DePaul

Cherrie Moraga and Andrea Smith return to DePaul for a conversation about their work, women’s spirituality, and social activism. The reading/conversation will be followed by a book signing; copies of both authors’ books will be available for sale.

Thursday, May 22nd 5:30 pm reception – 6:00 pm program – Cortelyou Commons DePaul University

Newberry Library Hosts 18th-Century Studies Symposium

The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting a free symposium (open to the public) devoted to eighteenth–century studies on Saturday, June 14th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. The symposium will include scholars from a range of fields, disciplines, and institutions. The topics of the day will be investigating reading as a leisure or hermeneutic practice that unfolds in time and reflecting on various perceptions of time, including physical, metaphorical, psychological, historiographical, political, or imperial. Scholars are interested in how the activity of reading and the perceptions of time shaped the eighteenth century world.

Register for a spot at the symposium online at www.newberry.org/renaissance.