Crook & Folly Open for Submissions

Submissions for poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, dramatic literature, and micro-prose are now open! 

Any submissions sent in by 11:59 pm on February 12th will be given feedback and then have a chance to edit and resubmit their piece. After February 12th, all submissions will be received as is and the deadline is March 12th. 

Submissions to multiple genres are allowed; however, please include the genre you are submitting to in the email’s subject line. You may submit your work to multiple genres, but you are only allowed to submit up to three pieces for poetry. The magazine is run and sourced by students, so it is strictly open as an opportunity for you! The selection process is anonymous.

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Drama, Drama, Drama: Theatre School Courses for English Majors

"Don't You Want to be Free?" script

English students,

The Theatre School at DePaul and the English Department want to alert you to several Fall 2016 Theatre courses, open to non-Theatre majors, that focus on dramatic literature. The courses don’t count for ENG credit, but might make for appealing open electives. It’s a great opportunity to study among the students and professors of one of the world’s best schools of theater. See the descriptions below, and please note that if you’d like to enroll you’ll need to contact Jeanne Williams, the TS Coordinator of Academic Services, at jwilli79@depaul.edu.

THE 434-101: TOPICS IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE: IN YER FACE THEATRE (BARRY BRUNETTI)
In-yer-face theatre is a phenomenon of theatre in the UK in the 1990s as a response to the form of traditional British drama of the 70s and 80s, as a criticism of Thatcher’s England, and as a means of taking theatre and performance to a visceral and visual level. The course examines plays written by those generally acknowledged to be in-yer-face playwrights. Establishing a definition of in-yer-face theatre is the overriding goal of the course. Note: Plays that are labeled “in-yer-face” are often plays that contain adult language, adult situations, and violence.

THE 434-102: TOPICS IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE: THEATRE, ART, AND IDENTITY (DAVID CHACK)
The course will investigate traditional and non-traditional texts —including drama, solo performance, performance art, museum theatre, and visual arts— for purposes of uncovering the identity, heritage, and culture within these texts for performance. The
course is both a traditional class to learn tools for analysis and a studio lab to create, develop, and devise new works.

THE 434-103: TOPICS IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE: CHEKHOV AND BECKETT (RACHEL SHTEIR)
Separated by half a century, these two writers seem on the surface near opposites but in fact they share worldviews. Both write plays about regular people–not kings– doing regular things and suffering in regular ways. Both writers challenged conventional
ideas of theatre in their era, including ideas about how time, space, and action should work on the stage. Both writers defied conventional ideas about genre–the idea that comedy should be funny and tragedy should be sad. Both writers created entirely
new forms of dramatic writing. This class will introduce students to the theatres of these two genius writers.

Threshold

 

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It’s that time again!!

Threshold is accepting submissions for the 2012 issue. The magazine, in its 32nd year, is student-produced and showcases the best original fiction, poetry, dramatic literature and creative non-fiction in the DePaul community. For more information on the submission deadline (February 10) and guidelines, check out Threshold’s page on The Underground