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)
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
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!
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.
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!
Celebrate National Poetry Month in April by posting your favorite poems OR your own original poetry on social media. The DePaul English Department would love to hear your poems on resilience & fortitude. From 3/21-4/30, tag our social media (@DePaul_English on Twitter & Instagram) in your poetry post & we will re-post your content on our platforms!
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sixth Extinction and staff writer at The New Yorker, will be stopping by DePaul on Tuesday February 18 from 2-3pm in Student Center room 220 for a casual Q&A discussion. Students and faculty are welcome! A flyer with more info is attached.