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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...
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...
'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,...
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...