SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Spring English Conference! April 29, 2016

Undergrads – it’s that time of year again! The Spring English Conference is upon us again. As you may or may not know, it’s open to both undergrad and grad students at DePaul and is a daylong event dedicated to panels and talks that represent the academic AND creative work English students have done this year!

The possibilities are endless for presentations, panels, talks, and anything else. The deadline for submissions (abstracts at the minimum) will be April 1st.

The conference will be held during the day on Friday, April 29.


CALL FOR PAPERS: DePaul English Department Spring Conference


The DePaul English department invites you to participate in our sixth annual student-run conference. The spring English conference will be held on the afternoon of Friday, May 8, 2015, in Arts & Letters Hall. To make this conference a success, we need YOU, DePaul undergraduate and graduate students, to submit your original works of:


Creative Nonfiction


Literary Analysis

Pedagogical and Literary Theory

Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices

The DePaul English conference is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work in front of a positive, supportive community of DePaul faculty and peers. If you have never publicly read your work before, consider this student-run conference. We look forward to making it a rewarding event for everyone involved!


1. Submit 300- to 500-word abstracts OR complete papers (complete papers are preferred, but abstracts are fine, too) for up to two works total: ONE creative piece and ONE work of literary study.

2. All submitted work, both creative and academic, should be 15–20 minutes when read aloud (approximately eight to ten double-spaced pages).

3. Please attach submissions as separate Word or .pdf files within the same email. All submissions must be emailed to with the subject heading “Spring Conference Submission.”

4. Do NOT put your name or any identifying information anywhere on the submission(s). Instead, enclose a cover sheet with your submissions. The cover sheet should include the following information.




Academic program:

Phone Number:


5. If your submission is selected for the Spring Conference, you must be available to present it on the afternoon of Friday, May 8, 2015 at Arts & Letters Hall, 2315 N. Kenmore Ave.

Works accepted for the conference will be grouped into panels according to genre and/or theme, and a 15-minute Q&A session will conclude each panel. All works submitted must be original, and we encourage writers to submit recent work. In the spirit of academic fellowship, we encourage participants to stay for the duration of the conference and to celebrate at the reception following. The day will conclude with a keynote address.


Please send submissions or inquiries to:

Submit your paper to Butler University’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference!

Why let your best paper gather dust in that old desk drawer when you can share your ideas and insights with the world?

butler-university-signUndergraduates studying a wide variety of disciplines — 25 academic areas, to be exact — are invited to submit their best work to the 2014 Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference, set to take place on Friday, April 11 in lovely Indianapolis, Indiana. Butler’s 26th annual conference will feature the slogan “cultivating intellectual growth” and will take place on Butler’s cutting-edge campus.

Oral presentations, poster presentations, and visual arts presentations are welcome. See the Presentation Formats page for more information and specific submission requirements.

Paper proposals will be accepted via the online submission system until February 12. For more information visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact conference coordinator Cathy Holland at today.

Conference Opportunity and Upcoming Author Reading

Streamlines%2013-page-0The Streamlines Undergraduate Language, Literature, and Writing Conference will be celebrating its sixth year on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the University of Dubuque in lovely Dubuque, Iowa. Sponsoring schools Clarke University, Loras College, and the University of Dubuque are encouraging interested undergraduate students to submit their best work for presentations and panel discussions.

Students are asked to submit 300-word abstracts of their papers or 1.5- to 2 page outlines of their panel presentations in literary criticism (in English or Spanish) or creative writing. A list of suggested topics is included on the conference flyer. Please note that papers longer than 7 pages will not be accepted, and students are limited to three submissions.

Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander will be presenting the conference’s keynote address, and accepted panelists can plan on arriving in Dubuque the night before the conference for a fun poetry event.

Hotel rooms have been reserved by the conference organizers at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Dubuque. To reserve a room at the special conference discount rate of $79 per night, make sure to mention Streamlines when booking your stay.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 16 by 5:00 p.m. Please use this online submissions system to submit your materials.


And finally, acclaimed author Jane Hamilton will be stopping by DePaul on Friday, October 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a lecture and reading.

Hamilton is the author of best-selling works such as The Book of Ruth, A Map of the Worldand The Short History of a Prince, among others. This exciting event is set to take place in the Student Center Room 120.

For those interested in a small group book discussion following Hamilton’s reading, please contact the DePaul Honors Program at (773) 325-7302.

Are you proud of your writing?

The winter quarter is wrapping up which means you might have turned or will be turning in papers, creative work, and projects for many of your English courses.

Has your professor told you that you did an amazing job?

Did you impress yourself with what you accomplished?

Do you have a body of writing that you’re proud of?


Consider submitting your work to the Fourth Annual DePaul Spring English Conference–the deadline is April 2nd! This deadline falls on the Tuesday after spring break and the first week of spring quarter classes. Check out DePaul’s ExLibris for the 2013 Submission Guidelines.

CFP flyer

We are proud to announce that Rita Leganski will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Spring English Conference on May 3, 2013, in Arts & Letters Hall. The keynote speech will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Leganski is a 2009 graduate of DePaul’s MAWP program, and this February she celebrated the release of her first novel, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, a magical realist tale in the Southern Gothic tradition, which began simply as a short story in Dan Stolar’s fiction class. We are honored to have Leganski speak at the conference, and we hope her presence encourages participation in this DePaul English student-run event.

Pick up a copy of Leganski’s work this break if you’re looking for something new to read!


Reminder: Submit Papers for EGSA Conference

EGSA literary conference,

Hi all,

The deadline to submit your original works of fiction, nonfiction, literary criticism and poetry for the EGSA Conference is 11:59pm, March 19. You can find more information on the conference, including application forms, and proceedings published from the last year.  Those who present papers in the conference will have the chance to be published in this year’s proceedings. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

EGSA: Call for Art Submissions


In addition to submitting their writing, undergraduate English students and graduate students in the MAE and MAWP program are encouraged to submit original art for the cover of the April 13th conference program. The image which best represents the art and paint, depaulunderground.wordpress.comconference’s spirit of joy through creativity will appear on the program cover and with the conference proceedings published on the Underground, Ex Libris, and possibly in print. More information and submission guidelines here.

EGSA Conference

Plan to attend the second annual EGSA Conference Friday, April 15, 2011 at 1:00pm. This year’s keynote speaker, Hannah Pittard, will speak at 7:15pm. Over 40 graduate and undergraduate students will present their work (academic and creative). Refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this exciting annual event!

Check out the full list of presenters and times below:

EGSA Conference Preliminary Program