Recent News from DePaul English Faculty

Congratulations to

Professor Jim Fairhall
Winner, Tennessee Williams New Orleans Fiction Contest

Professor Fairhall will read from his winning story, “Pink,” at the 25th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival on Sunday, March 27. For more information on the contest and the festival, see

Professor James H. Murphy

Professor Murphy will celebrate his new book, Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age, with a reading and reception at DePaul’ s Richardson Library. (see below for details)

Professor John Shanahan (DePaul Humanities Fellow) and Professor June Chung

Professor Shanahan will lead a discussion of the changing relations of science, fiction, and science fiction in American and Japanese culture. The panel includes June Chung, Daniel Dinello (Professor and 2011-2012 Distinguished Scholar at Columbia College), and Miho Matsugu (Assistant Professor of Japanese, DePaul University). (see below for details)

Kathleen Rooney

Rooney’s new book is available—a limited edition of 100 handmade chapbooks, each with a different cover published by Greying Ghost Press in Massachusetts—here. Kathleen will read from her new book at womanMADE Gallery. (see below for details)


Reading and reception
Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age
Thursday, February 17
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Richardson Library 300

Sponsored by John T. Richardson Library, and the Office of Mission and Values

JOHN SHANAHAN, panel moderator
JUNE CHUNG, panelist
Science/Fiction, double feature and panel discussion
Thursday, February 17
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago

Double Feature (6:00 and 8:45) and Panel Discussion (7:30 p.m.)
Films: Werner Herzog’s The Wild Blue Yonder (6:00); the anime film Ghost in the Shell (8:45)

Sponsored by the DePaul Humanities Center

Poetry Reading: The American Dream: A Juxtaposition
Sunday, February 20
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
womanMade Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee, Chicago,

Poets, Sheri Allen, Traci Brimhall, Sarah Carson, Stevie Edwards, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Ugochi Nwaogwugwu and Kathleen Rooney consider the American dream from its many angles. The event is free to the public, but donations to the refreshment table are appreciated.


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