Internship Opportunity at Northwestern University Press (Application Deadline: 3/15/15)

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From the folks at NU Press comes word of an exciting publishing internship! See below for a brief outline and be sure to visit their Internships page for more information.

Northwestern University Press is a nonprofit publisher of approximately sixty titles per year, including philosophy, literature in translation, Slavic studies, literary criticism, poetry, fiction, biography, Chicago history and culture, and theater. We publish our titles in two seasons: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.

Our internships follow the Northwestern University quarterly academic calendar. We are currently seeking interns for the summer. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Greta Bennion, Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Indicate your preference for which track you are interested in (Acquisitions/Sales and Marketing or EDP; more details, below) in your cover letter. If you have no preference, you will be considered for both. Applications are due by March 15 for consideration for a summer internship.

Free Community Creative Writing Class: The Apprentices

The Apprentices: Free Community Creative Writing Classes
at Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies
Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2, 2012
Evanston Campus–405 Church Street
(Davis St. L stop, Purple Line; free parking on street and in back lot; handicapped-accessible ramp at entrance near parking lot)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st
All include discussion and in-class writing and are for writers with various levels of experience.

9am Turn off Your Brain: Automatic Writing for Inspiration
(taught by Patrick Bernhard)
10am From the Page to the Stage: How to Read Your Work in Front of an Audience
(taught by Dana Norris)
11am A Past that Bears Repeating: Writing Historical Scenes (Rebecca Bald)
12pm Sneaking Past the Gatekeeper: Generating Ideas & Welcoming Creativity (Heather Cunningham)
1pm It’ll be Funny Someday: A Dark Humor Workshop (Michelle Cabral)
2pm Embracing Ekphrasis: Writing Poetry about Art (Dane Hamann)
3pm It’s Not Stealing if it’s a Centro: a Poetry Workshop (Aaron DeLee)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd
All include discussion and in-class writing and are for writers with all levels of experience.

9am Back to the Future: How Flashbacks Can Help Your Story (Ross Ritchell)
10am Fragmented Narrative in Fiction and Nonfiction (Jesse Eagle)
11am To Tell True Stories, You Must Lie (Alex Higley)
12pm How I See It: Changing Meaning by Changing Point of View (Lydia Pudzianowski)
1pm Great Expectations How to Subvert Readers’ Assumptions (Alisa Ungar-Sargon)
2pm Smash-Band: Increase Your Story’s Impact by Ramping Up Conflict (Michael Anson)
3pm Hookers I Have Loved: Writing Catchy Openings (Eric Grawe)
4pm Techniques for Writing About Emotion in Prose (Mercedes Lucero)

Classes are for writers with various levels of experience. You may register for a maximum of FIVE workshops/classes. Each is taught by a graduate student in creative writing at Northwestern. To register, please email Apprentices@u.northwestern.edu or call 847-491-5612. Classes are 50 to 55 minutes long. Please bring paper, pen or pencil; or laptop.
*Classes are free, but accepting donations to benefit Young Chicago Authors.

Profile and Farewell for Prof. Dinius

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By Brianna Low 

Prof. Marcy Dinius is a new addition to the English faculty this year. Prof. Dinius specializes in Pre-Civil War American literature and culture, African-American literature, and the history of print culture.

Originally from southern California, Prof. Dinius moved to the Midwest where she completed her undergraduate degree in English at the University of Notre Dame. Dinius went on receive her PhD from Northwestern University in 2003. Before arriving at DePaul, she taught at the University of Delaware for five years.

Dinius’ first book, The Camera and the Press: American Visual and Print Culture in the Age of the Daguerreotype, is forthcoming in spring 2012 and focuses on the invention of photography and its effects on American literature and vice-versa.

In discussing what initially motivated her academic interests, Prof. Dinius mentions reading authors like Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, and Ralph Waldo Emerson as a high school and undergraduate student.  She maintains that she was impacted by the realization that the issues these authors were discussing–issues such as class, race,  gender, and the environment–are just as relevant now as they were when these authors were producing their works.

When she isn’t teaching, Dinius enjoys watching the HBO television series The Wire, but she’s afraid she may end up writing an article about it. And, while it isn’t her favorite, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a book Prof. Dinius consistently comes back to, finding something new with every reread.

Be sure  to wish Prof. Dinius luck as she heads out on research leave to complete a fellowship for her next book project at the Library Company of Philadelphia from January-May 2012.