The English Department of Literary Studies Speakers Presents: Paula McQuade |Friday, September 18th

The Department of English Literary Studies Speaker Series Presents:
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Paula McQuade
Associate Professor
Department of English
DePaul University

“‘As Say Historians’: Prophecy, Orality, and Community in Mary Cary’s The Resurrection of the Witnesses (1653),” material from Professor McQuade’s recently completed book, Women and Catechisms in Seventeenth-Century England.

Friday, September 18 from 11:00 to 12:30
Arts & Letters Hall, Room 313
Light refreshments will be served

 Professor McQuade studies the literature of the English Renaissance, with particular interests in the intersection of religion and gender in early modern drama and in early modern women writers. She has published articles on Protestant catechisms, English Catholic subjectivity, Anne Askew, Thomas Heywood, and Shakespeare. Her essay on Dorothy Burch won an award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Writers for the best essay published in 2010. She also received DePaul’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005.

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Faculty Congratulations

Prof. Jim Fairhall 




2012 winner of Crab Orchard Review’s John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for his memoir, “Núi Khê Revisited.”  The essay is about his recent trek through a forest in Vietnam in quest of a site of memory, Khê Mountain.  “Núi Khê Revisited” will be published in the 2012 winter/spring issue of Crab Orchard Review.  The Guyon Nonfiction Prize has been awarded annually since 1997.  This is the second time a faculty member in the department has garnered this prestigious award; Prof. Michele Morano won the Guyon prize in 2006.

Prof. Paula McQuade 



The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women has selected Paula McQuade’s article, “A Knowing People: Early Modern Motherhood, Female Authorship, and Working-Class Community in Dorothy Burch’s A Catechism of the Several Heads of the Christian Religion,” Prose Studies 32.3 (December 2010): 167-86, as the winner of the 2011 SSEMW Essay and Article Award.  This award is given each year to the best essay published on early modern women writers.  Paula will travel to the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in October to receive the award.

Prof. Amina Gautier




Recently launched her award-winning (Flannery O’Connor) short story collection, At-Risk. There will be a reading at DePaul on October 10 at 6:00pm.