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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...
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...
Bloggers Wanted!

Bloggers Wanted!

The UBC English Students’ Association (ESA) is now accepting applications for bloggers for the upcoming academic year. As an ESA blogger, you will have the opportunity to regularly let your snarling wit and opinion be heard by being published periodically on the UBC ESA blog. If you have a passion for...
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Tips for Getting Over Writer's Block

Tips for Getting Over Writer’s Block

As someone who loves to write creatively, I’ve encountered my fair share of writer’s block. And as someone who has had to write countless essays, I’ve also encountered the dreaded blank page, staring at me, taunting me with its blank-ness. So, I’m here to try and give you some of my tips for writer’s block,...
Lyricism as Literature

Lyricism as Literature

A couple months ago Bob Dylan accepted a Nobel Prize for literature. This might strike some as odd, because of the stigma of grouping lyricism with literature. People may argue, if one lyricist’s work is considered literature, where do we draw the line? Can the work of Miley Cyrus or Drake be looped in with...
My Journey into the Perilous Realm: a Non-English Student Studies Fantasy Literature

My Journey into the Perilous Realm: a Non-English Student Studies Fantasy Literature

As a non-English major, my English courses are often few and far between. This term, I am taking ENGL 227, with the vague course title of “Prose Fiction.” The course itself is centred around the theme of fantasy fiction, a genre I have had little interaction with other than Harry Potter and Lord of the...
Should I Major in English? The Pros and the Cons

Should I Major in English? The Pros and the Cons

This post is for all you baby undeclared Thunderbirds and baby English majors. 2017 marks my final year at UBC and  boy, it’s been a ride. A whirlwind of cramming readings, looking up MLA formats, and hitting word counts, to be exact. The first few English courses you’ll take in undergrad are amazing and so...
The Third Annual Colloquium

The Third Annual Colloquium

WHEN: 12-4PM, January 21st, 2017 WHERE: Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC The English Students’ Association is excited to present the third 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...
Top 10 Places to Read on Campus

Top 10 Places to Read on Campus

If you’re like me and enjoy reading above and beyond the requirements set by class, you have probably already scouted the campus for private and quiet places to enjoy a few chapters during the school day. So, without further ado, here is my definitive list of the best places to catch a few paragraphs before...