Byron’s Don Juan 200: A Bicentennial Symposium

On Friday, October 18, join students and scholars at The Byron Society Literary Conference from 8-5pm at DePaul’s Daley building to celebrate the 200th birthday of the first publication of Don Juan, published anonymously in 1819! On Saturday, the conference convenes at the Chicago History Museum, on North Avenue and Clark. The event will feature music inspired by Don Juan on Saturday on an Art Deco stage at the Chicago Historical society. Keynote speakers include: Jerome McGann, Clara Tuite, Alice Levine, and Peter Graham.

Several DePaul MA in English and alums are involved, as well as the DePaul School of Music. Professor Jonathon Gross is the conference organizer. He is joined by the President of the Byron Society of America, Andrew Stauffer, and the president of the Keats-Shelley Association of America, Neil Fraistat.

No conference registrations fees are required. Full program outline here.

Event dates:
October 18 & 19, 8-5pm

Event locations:
(Friday)
14E-805, 806, & lobby
14 East Jackson Blvd

(Saturday)
Chicago History Museum
North Avenue and Clark

More information on the symposium can be found on the following sites:

The Keats-Shelly Association website 

The Romantics 200 website

The Byron Society of America website 

Call for Staff: Crook & Folly

DePaul’s award-winning arts and literature magazine, Crook & Folly, is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for their 2019/2020 staff! Positions include section editors and readers, copy-editors, and social media and marketing. If you are interested in applying, please email your name, contact information, year and major, a short bio, and 150-200 words on what you think you could bring to the magazine to crookandfolly@gmail.com. The Editors-in-Chief are accepting applications for this volunteer position from now until October 30. The first all-staff meeting will be held before winter break in November. 

Author Visit: Tim Hillegonds Pre-Event Conversation

TONIGHT –

Join Tim Hillegonds on September 26th as he reads and discusses his new memoir at DePaul. Before the reading, also take advantage of the opportunity to talk with the alum about life after DePaul, publishing your first book, writing tips, and more in the library’s Rosati Room.

Tim Hillegonds is a DePaul MAWP alum and author of the new memoir The Distance Between (Nebraska, 2019). His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Assay, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, River Teeth, Baltimore Review, Brevity, Under the Gum Tree, Hippocampus Magazine, The Fourth River, Midway Journal, RHINO, Bluestem Magazine, r.k.v.r.y. quarterly, and others. He was nominated for a 2015 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. In 2019, Tim was named by the Guild Literary Complex as one of their thirty “Writers to Watch.” He currently serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.

Pre-event conversation:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 4:30-5:30pm
Richardson Library Room 300

Event date:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 6:00-7:00pm
Event address:
McGowan South 104
1110 West Belden Avenue

Call for Submissions: Glassworks Literary Magazine

Glassworks is accepting submissions through December 15, 2019!

Glassworks, the literary magazine of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing graduate program, publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, and artwork both digitally and in print. They are currently reading for spring and fall 2020 print issues.

They also publish flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays monthly in their online edition Flash Glass. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis.

 

More information about the magazine, sample issues, and the submission manager can be found at www.rowanglassworks.org

Distinction Program Call for Self-Nominations

Call for Self-Nominations to the English Distinction Program

The English Department is seeking self-nominations from students who would like to be considered for the Distinction Program. Students who are invited to the Distinction Program are eligible to take Master’s-level courses in the English Department and can earn “Distinction in English”; those who earn Distinction will be honored with a certificate in June of the year in which they graduate, and will have “Distinction in English” noted on their final transcript. To earn Distinction, students in the program must complete three activities that demonstrate excellence in Creative Writing or Literary Studies beyond what is expected in the ordinary curriculum; such activities might include taking graduate-level courses, presenting papers or creative work at conferences, publishing work in competitive journals, or participating in the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar.

Students who would like to be considered for the program must:

Have a minimum of a 3.7 GPA or be in the University Honors Program.
Be English majors.
Plan to graduate by March 2021.
Email Professor Conary (jennifer.conary@depaul.edu) expressing interest in the program.

The faculty of the English Department will invite students from among those who self-nominate and those who meet the basic GPA and credit hour requirements based on the students’ academic performance within upper-level English courses; only students who have demonstrated an exceptional level of intellectual and creative engagement, a strong work ethic, and a high level of maturity will be invited to the program.

Self-nominations should be submitted to Professor Conary at jennifer.conary@depaul.edu by noon on Friday, May 3rd. Please include your student ID number and your concentration within the major (Literary Studies or Creative Writing), along with a few sentences explaining why you would like to be considered for the program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Professor Conary.