September’s Freshly Pressed News

Professors in the Department of English have been busy this summer.

They’ve been writing, publishing, attending conferences, and of course, relaxing.  Now the school year is upon us, and the work of summer falls like leaves into the hands of new readers, students, and peers.

Published Work

hannahpittardCongratulations are in order for Professors Hannah Pittard and Steven Ramirez.  Professor Pittard is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Fates Will Find Their Way.  She is also the recipient of a 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her new novel , Reunion, was accepted for publication by Grand Central/ Hatchette. Be sure to look for it on shelves and online in October 2014.

Steven Ramirez had a very productive summer. In one season he published his most recent piece “Bullet to the Brain” in Puerto del Sol 48.1, as well as “este pendejo death video free” in LUMINA XII. Don’t miss his story, “Pendejo Theory” in the upcoming Pank No. 10. All of the pieces will be included in his upcoming collection.

Upcoming Events

frida_CLR_letterThe Center for Latino Research

The Center for Latino Research is hosting two workshops: one on September 16th, the other on October 1st. These workshops are great opportunity for actors, writers, playwrights, and novelists

September 16th Workshop

The September 16th workshop is a theater workshop that follows the play, Frida, by Teatro Milagro.  The play begins at 1 PM with the workshop to follow after. The workshop will seek to answer the question, “How does theater teach us about ourselves?”

October 1st Workshop

Writers and playwrights should check out the October 1st workshop. Noted Chicano writer Denise Chavez, will teach attendees how to create plays based on local communities and families. The workshop is from 2:30 to 4:30 PM on Tuesday.

Both workshops will be held at the John T Richardson Library in the Dorothy Day Room (400) on 2450 North Kenmore Ave. For more information, connect with the Center for Latino Research via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

DePaul Art Museum

The DePaul Art Museum in conjunction with the Chicago Photography Working Group (CHIPWG) will host a one day symposium entitled, “Histories/Photographies”. The symposium is part of the CHIPWG’s inaugural event.  All are invited to attend the symposium on October 18th from 9:00 to 5:30 PM.  Scholars, practitioners, and curators will come together for a vibrant discussion on photography and history in Chicago. The day will include a panel of scholarly papers, featuring a keynote address by Blake Stimson, a set of conversations pairing artists and scholars, and a concluding group discussion of the day’s themes.

To register, please email by October 11 and indicate your name, if you will be attending the symposium and the opening reception, and whether you would like to be added to the CHIPWG mailing list. These events are organized by the DePaul Art Museum and CHIPWG in collaboration with the Departments of Art, Media & Design; English; History; History of Art & Architecture; and the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at DePaul University.

Ex Libris News

Two small, but exciting changes have occurred at Ex Libris. First, we have a new, easy URL for getting to our site: Don’t worry, the original URL will still bring you to Ex Libris. Second, Ex Libris has a Twitter account.  Follow us at @Depaul_ExLibris to stay up to date on department news, events, and deadlines.


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