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Oh, for the Love of Keats!

Oh, for the Love of Keats!

One of our ESA contributors, Saakshi, reflects on the way a trip to Keats’ home affected her outlook on English, poetry, and the universality of pure human emotion.   I was fortunate enough to have myself immersed in the magical world of John Keats for the first time in high...
Children’s Literature Isn’t Just for Kids

Children’s Literature Isn’t Just for Kids

Confession time: I’ve read more Harry Potter books than I have Shakespeare dramas. Yes, I know, truly shameful stuff for an English Lit major. But despite my supposed status as an adult, I’m still a total sucker for children’s literature. Children’s literature is an expansive and flexible genre that can...
The Theatre Experience, Through the Eyes of an English Lover

The Theatre Experience, Through the Eyes of an English Lover

I might not know what sort of future I am looking towards, or the career path I am destined to take, but I definitely have always known that I would be some kind of Arts Major at UBC. My passion has always been centered around creativity — telling, reading and writing...
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...
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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,...
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 at the ESA’s November Board...
🎲 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 games such as: 🏅 Bananagrams 🏅 Taboo...
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 the all-absorbing wonder of innocence....
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 ESA executive team put forth...
✱ 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, authors, and artists! 🍂 A...