Author Lois Leveen on Campus, & Two Calls for Papers

Telling Secrets_DePaulThis Monday, writer Lois Leveen will be speaking at an event sponsored by The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse and the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies. Leveen is the author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser, a recent novel about a historical figure, Mary Bowser, a freed slave who later became a Union spy.

Leveen’s talk, entitled “Telling Secrets: Mary Bowser, Race, Gender, and American History,” will take place this Monday, January 28th, at 4 p.m. in the Rosati Room (room 300) of the Richardson Library. This event is free and open to the public. Click to enlarge the flyer for more information.



The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse is pleased to extend an invitation for proposals to their annual student conference, “Spread the WoRD.” This year’s conference welcomes graduate and undergraduate students from all academic departments looking for a forum to share their original research and projects. As a department invested in language practices, past topics have been shaped by students’ wide-varying professional and academic goals and have included presentations, panels, projects, or demonstrations on the following topics:

  • Global English Usage
  • Rhetorical Analyses of Political and Professional Acts
  • Technical Communication
  • Multimodality
  • The Analog Book and Craft
  • Digital Storytelling in Organizations
  • Rhetoric
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Web Design or Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Essay Writing
  • Social/Political Movements
  • Writing Center Pedagogy
  • Gender and Identity
  • Social Media

Contributors should plan for their presentations to be about 15-20 minutes long. Spread the WoRD is dedicated to providing students with a critical and productive forum for academic growth and professional development. As a student-run conference, Spread the WoRD presents students with a low-stakes opportunity to gain experience presenting in a conference, while receiving feedback from peers and faculty. It’s also a great way to mingle and collaborate with fellow students working on innovative and exceptional projects.

Proposals should include: name, contact information, degree program, and year of the presenter(s), and a 300-word-max abstract of the presentation with title. Please note what format your presentation will take and what technological accommodations you’ll need.

If you are interested in receiving feedback on a presentation idea or have questions, please email WRD’s Graduate Assistant Amy Hubbard at

Please send proposals and inquiries to: or visit

All proposals are due April 15th, 2013.


The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research, a branch of the DePaul Writing Center, is accepting proposals through April 15th, 2013, for their annual e-magazine, Global Voices.  Click on the flyer below to see the complete Call for Papers outlining the kind of material accepted.

Global Voices CFP

Submissions from all students, staff, and faculty are welcome. As a showcase for multilingual writers, Global Voices accepts a broad range of genres. Please direct any questions to You can view the previous issue of Global Voices at:

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