Faculty News, an Internship Opportunity, and a Call for Papers

Hopefully everyone has taken a few minutes to read the DePaul Magazine article “When the Teacher is an Author” that we posted about on Monday, because today we are happy to post two more exciting accomplishments of the DePaul English Department faculty.

It has just been announced that faculty member Jim Fairhall is the 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.

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.

Congratulations to Prof. Fairhall and Prof. McQuade!


There in an internship opportunity available at Think Glink Publishing IMMEDIATELY, so act fast!

Think Glink is publishing and launching the fiction novel of first-time author Andrea Kayne Kaufman in November and would like a marketing intern immediately. They are looking for a smart, thoughtful, passionate student who is interested in learning the book publishing process and participating in this exciting public relations campaign.

Responsibilities include:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online community outreach (Posting, updating, organizing data, fact-checking)
  • Pitching the book to news sources
  • Planning launch parties
  • Website admin and maintenance

Location: Glencoe, Illinois (public transportation accessible)

Applicants must have online experience and know how to use a variety of web admin tools, including Word Press, Constant Contact, Google Docs, Google Analytics, as well as be adept at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Hiring now! Need interns to start ASAP. Book Launches November 17, 2011.

If you’re interested in applying, please send your cover letter, résumé and any relevant clips as well as questions about the project, job requirements, or location to Claire Young at Claire@thinkglink.com or call (847) 242-0550.

If you are interested in earning academic credit for this internship, please contact Chris Green at cgreen@depaul.edu.


Graduate students who have not yet presented at a conference are invited to submit papers for the Emerging Scholars Symposium, one of two debut panels of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Papers are welcome on any topic in theatre history, theory, or dramatic literature. Papers that complement the conference theme of “Work” are encouraged, but not required.

Up to three participants will be selected for each panel, and each panelist will have fifteen minutes to deliver his or her paper. Students whose papers are accepted will receive free conference registration, free admission to the conference luncheon, a one-year membership in MATC, and a cash prize of $50. The conference will take place March 1-4th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

Papers should be 7-10 pages in length (1750-2500 words), and will be evaluated on their originality, the quality of their writing and research, and their critical/theoretical sophistication.

Submissions should include the following:

  • Your name and the name of your academic institution
  • Contact information
  • A brief bio
  • Indication of whether you are submitting to the Undergraduate or Graduate Debut Panel
  • COMPLETED paper (no abstracts, please)

Please e-mail all submissions as Microsoft Word attachments to the symposium co-chairs, Kate Roark (roarkk@uhd.edu) and Jeff Grace (jgrace@knox.edu). Submissions must be received by Oct. 15th.


And finally just a reminder that the first One Book One Chicago event on DePaul’s campus this year is taking place TONIGHT! Hope you can make it to Chicago Fiction, Chicago Film: A Conversation!


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