Poet Andrea Gibson on Campus & More

Although Ex Libris is the English graduate programs’ blog, we’re happy to share an invitation to support some of DePaul’s undergraduate poets at an upcoming on-campus event. Each April, the English Department and the DePaul University Library sponsor an undergraduate reading in celebration of National Poetry Month.

This year’s reading will take place on April 18th from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. in the Richardson Library room 115. There will be a total of six undergraduate poets reading their work: Marie Conlan, Emma Cushman-Wood, Sergio Garcia, Rachel Harthcock, Al Prexta, and Katie White.

The event will open with brief a musical performance by Cameron Shenassa. Each poet will read for 5 – 7 minutes. This reading is free and open to the public.

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The DePaul Activities Board would like to formally invite the entire DePaul community to their upcoming event with award-winning spoken word artist Andrea Gibson. Gibson will be performing her spoken-word poetry at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17th in Brownstone’s Café in the Student Center.  Gibson’s work covers topics ranging from love and war, to class, sexuality and spirituality.  Her performance will be a must-see for lovers of language, rhyme and rhythm.

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In honor of 50th anniversary of The BBC television series Doctor Who and as a way of exploring the longevity of the series, DePaul’s College of Communication and the Media and Cinema Studies program is hosting a day-long colloquium of scholars who will discuss in a public forum the critical, moral and ethical dilemmas depicted by the show. The colloquium, “A Celebration of Doctor Who,” will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Daley Building, Lower Level CMN and CDM Theaters (14 E Jackson Blvd.) in DePaul’s Loop campus.

“A Celebration of Doctor Who” is intended to spark debate and discussion about changing morals and ethics over the half century of the show’s presence on television, in print, on the radio and in films. Topics will include: how does Doctor Who celebrate the minority? In what ways does Doctor Who articulate a notion of a utopian society? How does this mainstream text represent marginalized members of society (including people of different races, sexualities, the disabled, the impoverished, and other minorities in society)? In what ways does the Doctor Who fan audience counter the discourse of the marginalized in our culture?

A series of scholarly roundtables will bring together academics from the area to discuss the cultural context of Doctor Who. These roundtables will offer the audience of students and scholars the chance to engage in a deeply intellectual environment with the themes of the show over its fifty-year history.  This colloquium is intended to spark debate about the nature of contemporary television across borders, times and eras.

You can find out more about “A Celebration of Doctor Who,” including details on the day’s panelists, at the official event page.

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