Anyone who enjoys live readings of scholarly and creative writing should attend this year’s Spring English Conference. Reading panels will take place between 1pm and 7pm this Friday May 3rd in the Arts & Letters Hall (2315 N. Kenmore Ave). … Continue reading
The first week of October is one of my favorites. I love the coming of fall, Halloween, and pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. I also love the idea of an entire week dedicated to celebrating reading–and not just any reading, … Continue reading
Banned Books Week runs September 30 through October 6. Along with DePaul University Libraries we are celebrating free speech all week long! See the details after the jump.
I will be the first to admit that I’m a proud techie. Gadgets, blogs, e-readers, and all things digital – bring them on. But with reading, it’s a little different. Even with an iPad and easy access to e-books, I … Continue reading
With Spring Quarter winding down and the weather approaching something we might be able to call “summery” (because, let’s face it, it’s the best we’re going to get as Chicagoans), I’m starting to feel like reading for myself again. As … Continue reading
Today’s poem in celebration of the end of this year’s National Poetry Month in April is a beautiful short poem called “Rain” by the Iranian poet Ali Abdolrezaei — a fitting selection given last night’s warm thunder/hail/lightning storm in Chicago.
This week’s installment for National Poetry Month is the ballad “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Goethe, a man best known for his contributions to literature as well as poetry, science and philosophy. Written in 1797, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” was adapted as … Continue reading
The CMWR’s Friday Forum is up and running for Winter Quarter, and this conversation-based group reads through a short text on different aspects of American culture and analyzes it together. Last week we read an article from DePaul’s student newspaper … Continue reading
Question time: would you think less of someone for reading a certain book or kind of book? Might you form an opinion about the person sitting across from you on the train based on whether they were reading James Joyce … Continue reading
I’ve never read Moby-Dick. Yes. I’m an English major, and I haven’t read it. It wasn’t assigned in high school, and the quarter system here at DePaul just doesn’t seem to lend itself to a highly involved and intellectual read. … Continue reading