EXTENDED DEADLINE: Spring English Conference

The deadline to submit to the 11th annual Spring English conference has been extended to this Friday, May 15th!

Find full guidelines here.

Initially, the department intended to host the conference through a website featuring video panels that could be accessed any time. After further consideration and discussion with students, however, the English department has decided to shift to synchronous panels to be held on Friday, June 5, 1-5pm via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the conference website so that individuals who aren’t able to attend can later access the content. This approach will come closest to generating the energy and intellectual engagement of our annual event.

Call for Submissions: 11th Annual Spring English Conference

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:
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Poetry
Literary Analysis
Pedagogical and Literary Theory
Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices

Guidelines

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 englishconference.dpu@gmail.com 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:
Name:
Title:
Genre:
Academic program:
Phone Number:
Email:

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 englishconference.dpu@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions: They Call Us Flawed

They Call Us Flawed, a new feminist zine from DePaul English students, is seeking poems and short stories about beauty standards for their next issue.

Those interested should send submissions to KailahPeters@gmail.com with the subject line “They Call Us Flawed Submission” by May 12.

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 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.

DePaul English Social Media Poetry Event

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!