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

Richard Jones featured in Cultural Weekly

Richard Jones, DePaul professor and editor of the acclaimed journal Poetry East, has recently had ten cantos of his new work The Italy Poem featured in Cultural Weekly. The post featuring the new poems also features a photograph of Jones taken by his daughter, Sarah.

Go check out the post and poems here.

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photo copyright Sarah Jones, courtesy of Cultural Weekly

DePaul Faculty Member KATHLEEN ROONEY Announced as 2015 Society of Midland Authors Awards Finalist!

The Department of English congratulates faculty member Kathleen Rooney, who has just been named a finalist in the Adult Fiction category in the 2015 Society of Midland Authors Awards!

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From Kathleen’s Website:

Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, as well as a member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand. She is the author of six books of poetry and nonfiction including, most recently, the novel in poems Robinson Alone (Gold Wake Press), based on the life and work of Weldon Kees, the essay collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs (Counterpoint, 2010), and the art modeling memoir Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object (University of Arkansas Press, 2009). Her first book is Reading with Oprah: The Book Club That Changed America (University of Arkansas Press, 2005), and her first poetry collection, Oneiromance (an epithalamion) won the 2007 Gatewood Prize from the feminist publisher Switchback Books. With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008) and the forthcoming chapbook The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). She lives in Chicago where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at DePaul University.