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:
14E-805, 806, & lobby
14 East Jackson Blvd

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 Submissions: Oakland Arts Review

Oakland Arts Review is now seeking undergraduate voices to submit to their Spring 2020 issue.

OAR is an international undergraduate literary journal based out of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA. The mission of the journal is to showcase undergraduate voices, and OAR believes it is important to hear from as many students as they can. They accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, & art by undergraduates.

Submissions are free and the deadline is December 1. Submit here.

2019 Fall Career Fair

The DePaul Career Center will host their annual Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 2nd and Thursday, October 3rd from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in the Lincoln Park Student Center 120AB. This 2-day all majors fair is a great opportunity to interact with top employers recruiting for both jobs and internships. Over 100 employers from a wide variety of industries will be seeking qualified candidates of all majors and experience levels. Different employers will be attending each day! Students can view the employer list located here.

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 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


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

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:

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