Release Recap

In case you missed it, we’re celebrating three new releases from the English department faculty! Find out more about the authors and their most recent publications below (listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name).

Miles HarveyThe King of Confidence

Kathleen RooneyCher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Eric SelingerThe Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

Deadline Extended: Study Abroad in London and Dublin

The London and Dublin: Travel, Heritage, and History program during December Intersession examines the heritage, public history and travel narratives of both cities. These two cities are irrevocably entwined historically, in material culture and in public memory. This continued connection can still be seen today in the difficulty of constructing BREXIT and the ongoing connections between the UK and Ireland.

The deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020. Apply on the Study Abroad application portal here.


HIST 269/398: Intro to Public History Name

ENG 272/379: Travel Literature and the Construction of Meaning

The two separate courses share a common focus on understanding how individuals interpret their encounters with the other and the past. In particular, we will address the nature of heritage in the context of class and colonization. The History course looks specifically at how the past is remembered in public venues like museums and historic sites, and how history museums shape how we understand past. The travel writer consumes these interpretations of the public space and provide a window into how individuals and societies have constructed meanings and images of themselves and others through cultural contact with the past meanings of place and personal identities. London and Dublin are ideal sites for interrogating these issues.


See attached flyer for details.


Alum Profile: Dina Rabadi

Underground student contributor Sara Shahein caught up with DePaul Education alum Dina Rabadi and asked her about her experiences at DePaul, life after graduation, and her advice for graduating students. Read the full profile here.

RSVP to the 11th Annual Spring English Conference this Friday

Just TWO days until the 2020 Spring English Conference. Don’t miss out on thoughtful discussions on a variety of topics!

To attend a specific panel, please RSVP at to access the Zoom link and password.


SESSION 1 (1:00-1:45pm)

  • Climate Writing: Maxwell Rowe-Sutton, Karen Rosen, Abby Vakulskas
  • Exploring Place: Corinne Witt, Amelia Modes, Dan Carroll, Elizabeth Wayne

SESSION 2 (2:00-2:45pm)

  • Writing About Fear and Illness: Angie Raney, Cedar Sutter, Isabel Cartwright, Caley Koch
  • Identity and Relationships: Caitlin Costello, Miakoda Frost, Tess Melvin, Juan Manuel Sandoval

SESSION 3 (3:00-3:45pm)

  • Beyond the Familiar: Caitlin Howland, Miriam Cortinovis, Averi Paulsen, Lucy Miller
  • Redefining Myth and Traditions: Susana Cardenas-Soto, Eric Canan, Mikaela Lawson

SESSION 4 (4:00-4:45pm)

  • Political Lineages: Susana Cardenas-Soto, Eva Lopez, Himashi Jayasundera, Ruth Young
  • Writing About Gender: Sarah Bramer, Emma Mares, Hana Anwar, Isabel Cartwright

At Home with Literati series: Professor Miles Harvey in Conversation with authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack.

Professor Miles Harvey will be discussing his new book, The King of Confidence, on June 3rd at 7 p.m. alongside authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack as part of the At Home with Literati Series with Literati Bookstore. Find more info about the At Home Literati series and the Zoom event here.

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.