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 https://depaul.academicworks.com, or email the central LAS Scholarship account at lasscholarship@depaul.edu.
  • 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 (clr@depaul.edu). 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.

Scholarship Opportunities: Pry Memorial and Kelly

The English department invites applications for three scholarships available to English majors: two Pry Memorial Fellowships and one Kelly Scholarship.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must

• have completed at least five courses in English, including ENG 220 Reading Poetry and ENG 221 Reading Prose

• have completed at least two quarters at DePaul

• have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 in English courses

• plan to register in at least two courses in Spring 2012

Please submit applications to Professor Cameron, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Arts and Letters Hall, Suite 312 by Friday, January 20th, at 3 pm. Indicate clearly on your application which scholarship you are applying for. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, please submit separate applications. Award decisions will be made by faculty committees. The winners will be notified by
February 15th, and the scholarship funds will be applied to their Spring 2012 tuition. Winners are expected to attend an award luncheon at which they will meet some of the scholarship donors.

Pry Scholarship (2 Awards of $1000 each)

The Pry Memorial Scholarship recognizes academic achievement and student involvement in the department, university, and wider community. We have two Pry scholarships, one for creative writing students and the other for literary studies students.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit the following documents:

Contact information (email, phone number, and mailing address, and student number) and concentration

A 500-word statement explaining highlighting your academic and/or creative achievements in the English major as well as your involvement in the major, the university, or the community

An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine)

A writing sample (an essay for literary studies applicants and a piece of creative writing for creative writing students), including your professor’s comments and grade

Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award ($1000)

The Kelly Endowed British Literature Award recognizes the academic achievement of students who have demonstrated their dedication to the study of British literature. Only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit the following documents:

Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address, and student number)

A 500-word statement highlighting your dedication to the study of British literature as demonstrated through your coursework, including independent studies or research projects, as well as any related extracurricular activities or future plans

An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine)

An essay dealing with British literature from any period, including your professor’s comments and grade