LAS Graduate Conference This Friday, March 6th

Crossing Boundaries: The Second Annual LAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference will be held this Friday, March 6th, from 11am-8pm in McGowan South.

The English Department’s own Professor Miles Harvey will deliver the keynote address at 6pm, following a day of panels and presentations. English and Creative Writing Professor Barrie Jean Borich will appear on a faculty panel and many English and Writing & Publishing graduate students will represent our department and present their work.

All are welcome to attend! We hope you’ll come out to support the scholarship of your fellow students, faculty, and our Department!

The conference schedule and program can be downloaded as a PDF here.


Mid-February News and Events

  • The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce a call for 2012-2013 scholarship applications. The online scholarship platform is now accepting applications for LAS-specific scholarships. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013.  To apply, or to learn more, please visit, or email the central LAS Scholarship account at
  • Remember to begin registering for your Spring 2013 courses! English course descriptions can be found on our site, check them out here. Summer 2013 courses are also available for viewing if you feel like planning ahead.
  • Professor Miles Harvey‘s work on the upcoming Steppenwolf Theatre play, “How Long Will I Cry?” is being showcased in a TimeOutChicago article. Make sure to check out this amazing show coming in March (2, 4, 9, 18, and 23) at Steppenwolf. Congrats, Professor Harvey on this achievement!


  • Visiting Writer, Jen Percy, author of nonfiction novel, Demon Camp, will be presenting in Richardson Library 115 on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 6-7:30pm. Percy’s short story, “The Eskimo and I” excerpt is available online at Pank Magazine.Check out the event flyer for more details.
  • A book release party for Professor Christine Sneed will be held on Thursday, February 21st, from 7-8pm at Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, to celebrate the release of her book, Little Known Facts. Come out and show your support!
  • RSVP for Professor Bill Johnson-Gonzalez‘s CLR lecture by Friday, February 22nd ( The lecture, “Do You Speak Poncho?”: Julio Arce’s Early 20th Century Journalism, will take place on February 26 at 2pm in SAC #5 A-H.