2017 Convergence – Now Available!


MALS/IDS is happy to announce the release of our latest issue of Convergence. MALS/IDS students and alumni should anticipate the arrival of Convergence in their mailboxes within the next few weeks. Until then, please browse the issue (here) on our blog. This edition is focused on the intersections of interdisciplinarity in the lives of our students and the DePaul community. We have highlighted the interdisciplinary nature of the MALS and IDS Programs and discussed the benefits of interdisciplinary degrees and skills. Our in-depth article for this issue spotlights the certificate programs at DePaul, which allow students to gain specialization in an area of focus in a couple courses alongside the pursuit of their degree. Also featured in this issue: get to know students like Geoff Stellfox and new student Estella Achinko as they share their stories with the program, and join us in congratulating our students for their academic achievements.

You can download a PDF of Convergence here.

Thank you to all that contributed to this issue of Convergence!

Call for Proposals – 2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

Hosted by East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee

April 7-8, 2017

Call for proposals: The 2017 GLS Conference is open to proposals from faculty, students, and alumni in any area of graduate liberal studies, including but not limited to any relevant cultural, historical, or contemporary issues. Proposals will be accepted for papers, media presentations, roundtable discussions of ongoing research, and pre-arranged panels. Please include your full name, graduate program affiliation and institution, title of presentation, phone number, e-mail and mailing address with your proposal. Proposals for individual presentations of papers or demonstrations must be a maximum of 500 word abstracts; individual presentations will be approximately 20 minutes long. Proposals for roundtable discussions and pre-arranged panels must include a proposal from each panel member of approximately 300 words, plus one summary group proposal of approximately 100 words. Discussions and panels will be 30 minutes long.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 16, 2017 and all submissions must be sent to: tedescom@etsu.edu. Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is extending a wonderful opportunity to graduate students for the upcoming 2017 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference!

“The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies in Europe, the Americas, and the Mediterranean world.”


You can find more information here!

Open for Submissions: Glassworks

DePaul’s English Graduate News Source, Ex Libris, has news of an exciting opportunity!


Glassworks, Rowan University’s graduate literary magazine, is open for submissions! Glassworks is looking for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, craft essays, art, and new media.

You can find more information and submit online through Decmber 15th at rowanglassworks.org.



AGLSP Conference and Call for Papers – Extension to 5/31


The halls of academe pulse with traditions stretching back to the Middle Ages, leading some critics to view it as a change-resistant monolith.  But tradition in and of itself is neither binding nor blinding and, in its best form, is an energizing force for transformation.  Furthermore, many of today’s most vexing cultural concerns stand at the nexus between tradition and transformation, as differing interpretations of the past and differing visions for the future compete to achieve dominance.  During the 2016 AGLSP conference, therefore, we will explore the dynamic interplay between these two very important forces – tradition and transformation – in the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences.

We invite papers that examine various disciplines’ traditions or that explore the radical, or even subtle, transformations unfolding within and across disciplines.  Of particular interest are proposals that consider how interdisciplinary perspectives inform both tradition and transformation, not only within academia but also within cultures, communities, and world at large.  Engage in lively discussions as we seek to honor tradition while not being bound by it, as we embrace change while preserving the best of our past, and as we engage new forms of learning made possible through emergent technologies.  Join us in Oklahoma City, where a pioneering tradition is transforming the urban landscape.


Proposals must be submitted in writing and should be a maximum of 250 words.  Proposals are due May 31, 2016 and must be submitted using the online form linked at the AGLSP conference page.  Notifications of acceptance will occur by June 3, 2016.  Chosen presenters should expect to prepare a 20-minute presentation to be delivered in person at the conference in October.

Proposals due May 31, 2016 – www.aglsp.org


2016 Convergence Now Available


MALS/IDS is happy to announce the release of our latest issue of  Convergence.  MALS/IDS students and alumni should anticipate the arrival of Convergence in their mailboxes within the next few weeks.  Until then please browse the issue (here) on our blog.  This edition has a wide range of topics and personalities featured.  The benefits of attending conferences is explored.  Sarah Brown, the senior Technology Consultant and Project Lead for e-portfolios at DePaul, shares her insights on Digication.  Graduating students Hakki Gurkan and Megan Metzger give first-person narratives reflecting on their time at DePaul.  Finally we welcome two new students, Rachel Conrad and Sana Bell, who were interviewed about starting their DePaul journeys.

To open in a new window: Convergence_2016_April12

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