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HOWLween! with the ESA Recap: Part One

HOWLween! with the ESA Recap: Part One

On October 30th, the ESA gathered for its annual game of Werewolf. We ate candy. We decorated cookies. We sharpened our pitchforks and ruined friendships. Don’t fret if you missed out on the fun and food. There will be more of it (with hopefully less bloodshed) on Friday, November 17...
Submit to the Colloquium

Submit to the Colloquium

The English Students’ Association is officially calling for submissions to our fourth annual conference, The Colloquium! This conference features presentations from English undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members. The Colloquium offers the opportunity to share your work and discuss ideas with other students and faculty members in the English...
🎲 ESA Board Game Night 🎲

🎲 ESA Board Game Night 🎲

Have you written an essay before? Then you are probably an expert at finding many ways to say the same thing. Let your vocabulary skills shine by bringing your wits to the ESA Board Game Night on November 17, 4 PM – 5:30 PM, at Buchanan Tower 104A (Lobby). Featuring...
Adventures in Narnia, or Through the Wardrobe and Back Again

Adventures in Narnia, or Through the Wardrobe and Back Again

The first time Lucy Pevensie opened Professor Kirke’s wardrobe and entered Narnia, she was eight years old. The first time I went with her, I was nine. There is something especially magical about reading things as a child. You have fewer prejudices, little knowledge of things beyond face value and...
Canon Cagematch: VILLAINS

Canon Cagematch: VILLAINS

💀 The ESA executive team hopes everyone had a satisfactorily spine-tingling Halloween and thanks all the brave souls that made it to our HOWLween event! Fear not, however; there is one last treat in store before we must bid farewell to the spirit of Halloween. Gather around the cauldron as the...
✱ TGS Issue 7.1 Launch Party! ✱

✱ TGS Issue 7.1 Launch Party! ✱

We’re back!!!! The English Students’ Association and The Garden Statuary, UBC’s undergraduate literary journal, are excited to welcome all of you to the launch of Issue 7.1!  Please join us on Thursday, November 30 from 5-7 pm for: 🍂 Free food!! 🍂 Readings from published undergraduates!! 🍂 Mingling with editors,...
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HOWLween! with the ESA Recap: Part Two

HOWLween! with the ESA Recap: Part Two

This is Part Two of our exciting HOWLween! with the ESA Recap. You can catch up on Kristinaville’s initial casualties here.  The two werewolves were still at large. Our town, on the other hand, was feeling not so large. Especially when we all woke up and discovered that Jessica, the nicest person in our whole town,...
'Meet the Profs: They Came from Buchanan Tower' Recap!

‘Meet the Profs: They Came from Buchanan Tower’ Recap!

On October 11th, the ESA hosted our second event of the year, Meet the Profs: They Came from Buchanan Tower! We are very lucky in the Department of English to have such easy access to a wealth of intelligent, funny, and personable faculty. This year, we were grateful for the presence of: Dr. Siân Echard,...
HOWLween! with the ESA

HOWLween! with the ESA

Join the ESA on October 30th for a spooky, scary, sensational afternoon of Halloween fun and games. Including: 👻 Spooky mad-libs stories 😱 Free, festive treats for all 💀 Cookie decorating for ESA members 🎃 And our annual, heart-stopping game of Werewolf Bring your friends! Bring your enemies! We’re going have a scary good time....
AGM Recap!

AGM Recap!

Welcome to the first blog post of the UBC English Students’ Association for the 2017-18 year! Thank you so much to all of our members—those new and old and not yet—for eating our ice cream cake and having a good time at the AGM. You invigorated the executive team (certainly myself) and we are so...
They Came From Buchanan Tower! Student-Professor Mingle

They Came From Buchanan Tower! Student-Professor Mingle

In the miracle of perfected Three-Dimension, the ESA presents THEY CAME FROM BUCHANAN TOWER. What are they? Where do they come from? Who are these all-powerful creatures dwelling in Buchanan Tower? And what do they want on campus? You can learn the amazing answers only when you come to the most thrilling professor-student event this...
Submit to The Garden Statuary!

Submit to The Garden Statuary!

The Garden Statuary (TGS) is the English department’s student-run multimedia journal. TGS publishes a wide range of student work, including academic essays, fiction, creative-non fiction, scripts, poetry, visual artwork, and more. If you’ve done some particularly stellar creative or academic — or perhaps creative academic? — work, TGS wants you! Successful submissions will be published online and in the beautiful...