Lighting the Fuse


At the beginning of ever year a very long fuse is lit.

The sparks fly as the fuse curves around piles of books, continuing to smolder through vacation, and then onward to the end of the year. What happens at the end of the fuse, when the sparks reach the payload, is up to you. For some, the explosion could be a prismatic nova emblematic of a year’s worth of impressive accomplishments.

Editors Needed

Threshold, DePaul University’s award-winning all student journal of literature and art is looking for editors for their 2014 issue.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a journal the Department of English publishes with pride.  To learn more about Threshold, drop by the Department of English on the second floor and take some time to read through the 2013 issue.

Candidates should write a 1-2 page application letter describing relevant experience, their commitment, as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich at her campus address by Noon on Monday, October 7th.

Grand Opening of the Richardson Library Information Commons

The library is excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Richardson Library Information Commons on Sept 24th!  As part of this, from 4:30-5:30 that day, the library will host a gathering for Graduate Students in the Scholar’s Lab.  Head on over to learn about interlibrary loans, citation management, Via Sapientiae, advanced research, as well as a demonstration of the library’s plotter printer for professional wide format color printing.

Michael Paterniti Comes to Arts and Letters

paternitiMichael Paterniti comes to Arts and Letters Hall on Tuesday, September 24th. Paterniti is a New York Times bestselling author of The Telling Room and Driving Mr. Albert: A trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain.  His work has appeared in many different publications including The New York Times, National Geographic, Harper’s, Outside, Esquire, and GQ. He has been nominated eight times for the National Magazine Award and is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts grant and two MacDowell fellowships.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet a well-traveled writer and entrepreneur who constantly seeks out new stories and ways to promote literature. Paterniti will be presenting in ALH 103.

Department of English Kick Off

Last Friday, the Department of English came together for some drinks, a bit of food, and good times. The faculty buzzed with excitement over both the upcoming year and the deli platters.

Professor Spotlight

Professor Barrie Jean Borich has had an engaging interview published by Brevity on her new book Body Geographic. Prof. Borich’s book is a memoir that “turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where dislocation means finding oneself.”

Brevity interviews Prof. Borich about her writing process during the construction of the piece as well as taking creative writing risks.  Readers who are interested in unique forms of narrative and essay construction should pick up Body Geographic.

Read the interview here and then head over to Amazon to check out the book. It is available in paperback and Kindle.

The EGSA Needs You

The English Graduate Student Association is celebrating the new school year with cocktails and beer at John Barleycorn on September 27th. Come revel in the great literary tradition of Dylan Thomas, Dos Passos, and Hemingway while meeting like minded graduate students looking to bring renewed passion to the EGSA. The event will kick off at 6:30 pm, and all are invited to attend.EGSADePaulFlyer1


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