English Club

CUC’s English Club presents an opportunity for majors and non-majors alike to come together over good books. We hold on-campus coffee hours, attend campus readings and productions, and travel to literary events happening in Chicago. English Club began in 2011. Check out our ongoing discussions and announcements on Facebook.


In the past, we have

  • heard a night of W.B. Yeats’s poetry at the Poetry Foundation in downtown Chicago
  • held a talk-back to the theater department’s productions 
  • travelled throughout the city to see Professor Jayme McGhan’s The Fisherman, An Illiad, and Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Richard III
  • attended on-campus readings with Rebecca Makkai, Eric Dregni, Billy Lombardo, John Mann, and Lauren Alleyne and many others
  • talked with the managing editor, Amanda Morris, of Triquaterly Online
  • attended readings by Louise Erdrich and Ana Castillo
  • held discussions on literature, graduate school, academic conferences, and resume and cover letter writing


Bookends and Bindings, the newsletter of the English Department, chronicles these events and the achievements of our students and faculty:

     Volume 1 Issue 1 (Summer 2011)

     Volume 1 Issue 2 (Fall 2011)

     Volume 1 Issue 3 (Winter 2012)

     Volume 1 Issue 4 (Spring 2012)

     Volume 2 Issue 1 (Fall 2012)

     Volume 2 Issue 2 (Winter 2013)

     Volume 2 Issue 3 (Spring 2013)

     Volume 3 Issue 1 (Fall 2013)

     Volume 3 Issue 2 (Winter 2014)

     Volume 3 Issue 3 (Spring 2014)


Email for more information about the English Club.