The English Students’ Association is officially calling for submissions to our sixth 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 Department. Please see below for more detailed information!

Event Information

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Date: February 27th, 2020

Location: Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The event schedule, along with the presenters’ abstracts, will be released closer to the event date.

Submission Information

When can I submit?

The deadline for submissions is currently January 24th, 2020 at 11:59PM.

Who can submit?

Are you a UBC graduate or undergraduate student? Then you can submit!

How long should my presentation/essay be?

The suggested essay length is 10 – 15 pages, but this is not an essential requirement. We ask all participants to make (approximately) ten-minute presentations; if your work is of a different length, you may have to expand/reduce your work as necessary.

What should I submit?

Please email your essay to We will follow up with more questions! Please do not include your name or student number on any of the documents you submit.

The Colloquium has no theme, so send us whatever research you’re most passionate about. Please note that it has to be your own research (some examples include term papers, undergraduate theses, or reports/articles you’ve been writing outside of school).

Where do I send my submission?

Send your documents to the ESA at Include your full name, preferred email address, and current level of study in the email body. Please format your subject line as follows: COLLOQUIUM SUBMISSION – [graduate/undergraduate] – [first name last name].

Any lingering questions?

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