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Submit to TGS 7.2!

Submit to TGS 7.2!

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...
The Fourth Annual Colloquium: Presenters and Abstracts

The Fourth Annual Colloquium: Presenters and Abstracts

The English Students’ Association is excited to present the fourth annual 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 Department. Everyone is welcome...
The Discussion of Race on Television Over Three Decades

The Discussion of Race on Television Over Three Decades

Race: an arbitrary subject which some have the privilege to ignore while most do not. The popular narrative of a group of white people struggling to “make it” is often the way life in North America has been depicted on television. This narrative fails to capture reality, as it does...
More Than Just Words on Paper: Reflections on an English Degree

More Than Just Words on Paper: Reflections on an English Degree

In my first year at UBC, I was a Science student on weekdays and a barista on weekends. I stuck out my coffee-making career into my second year, which was when I decided to pursue English Literature and Psychology. The “So You Wanna Be A Barista” jokes didn’t start until...
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🎲 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...
'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....