• 2022 Poetry Collection,  Blog

    THE ESA POETRY COLLECTION

    Are you an aspiring poet? Do you want to share your works with the UBC community? Now’s your chance! In response to the growing number of aspiring writers here at UBC, the ESA is excited to host our first ever creative conference, The Poetry Collection. We welcome all aspiring poets to participate in this event and gain some experience having their works presented to an audience and also, to have the opportunity to be featured on our website! The first component of this event is a virtual submission form. Here, we request that poets submit their works using a Word or PDF document in order for their works to be…

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    ESA Executive Elections – 2022/23

    Looking for a fun opportunity to get involved with the English undergraduate community while developing leadership skills? We are officially seeking executives for next year’s ESA team. This is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, form connections in the English department, and have an influence on campus. The executive team collaborates to plan everything from ice cream cake socials to The Colloquium, supports initiatives like The Garden Statuary, and connects with students, other clubs, and the department. New ideas are more than welcome, and this is a platform that can help you realize them. We will be accepting nominations until 4:00 PM on Monday, March 28, 2022. Online elections will…

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    The 2022 Colloquium: Meet our Presenters!

    The ESA’s Colloquium 2022 is underway! The focus of this conference is to showcase the breadth and depth of scholarship being conducted in the department and to allow students an opportunity to showcase their work. This year, four talented undergraduate students have been selected to present their own research alongside our talented faculty guest, Dr. Britton. Our student presenters this year are Haylee Kopfensteiner, Aimee Koristka, Colby Payne, and Macy Quigg. Find more information about the panelists below! The event will be held on Friday, March 11th from 4-6 PM in the IKB Dodson room. Please fill out this RSVP form if you are planning on attending. We have limited…

  • 2022 Short Story Competition,  Announcements

    2022 Short Story Competition’s Winners

    I am pleased to announce the ESA’s first ever Short Story Competition’s winners, as voted by our members: First place: “New Clothes” by Kagiso Pupp Second place: “The Sky, Today” by Olivia McNeill Third place: “i am pretty and i do not long for your approval” by Kayla Wilford Thank you to everyone who participated, both by voting and by sharing your creative works. Each and every single work was read a plethora of times and some of these stories truly resonated with their readers. Even though the competition is over, I am happy to share that the entries are still accumulating new reads daily and are being enjoyed by…

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    Meme Making Competition

    The ESA’s Instagram (@Ubc_esa) account is hosting a meme making competition, where anyone who follows the Instagram account can submit their own English-related memes. This includes both literature and language, so there are plenty of options for you to get creative. When: Submissions open February 11 and close 19. Final voting will take place on Monday, February 21. Who can submit: Anyone that is following the ESA Instagram page! To submit, please use this Google form. Meme templates can be found on the original Instagram post here.

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    Come Meet us!

    The ESA will be participating in the AMS Clubs’ Day 2022 with our very own booth! Stop by to learn more about the club, future and ongoing events, or anything else about life as an English student. Our booth number will be updated here once we find out. p.s: we might have chocolates!

  • 2022 Short Story Competition

    Voting is now open!

    Attention all ESA members, All short fiction submissions have been posted to the website. Now it is your time to vote on your favourite work! Please follow the link sent to you by email to make your vote so we can select our winners. If you did not receive an email, please contact either blog@ubcenglish.com or english.ubc@gmail.com so we can send it over again. Voting will conclude of February 14, 2022. Winners will be contacted on February 16 with information on how to collect their prizes shortly after. If you are a participant who notices an error in their post, then please contact Atticus at blog@ubcenglish.com.

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    Town Hall

    Do you have a question about being a student in the Department of English Language & Literatures? Whether you’re an honours, major, minor, or prospective student, come to the virtual Undergraduate Town Hall on January 28th at 4 pm, co-hosted by the ESA and the Department of EL&L. Faculty members and UBC staff from Student Wellness and Arts Academic Advising will be present to answer your questions. This event aims to help students navigate the new school term in times of uncertainty. Please consider filling out the survey below by January 21st. It should take no longer than 5-7 minutes and there is a chance to win a gift card to…

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    Applications for the ESA Annual Colloquium 2022

    EDIT: Both deadlines have been pushed back to January 30 2022 at 11:59 PM! The English Students’ Association is now calling for submissions to our seventh annual conference, the Colloquium! The conference features presentations from English undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members, and will be held on March 11, 2022, with more details to be announced closer to the date. Our paper submission deadline is currently Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 at 11:59 pm. If you don’t have a paper to submit but still want to get involved, you can also apply to be an editor! The deadline for editor applications is Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Please note…

  • 2022 Short Story Competition,  Announcements

    Short Story Competition

    UPDATE: Submissions are now closed! Thank you to all participants. Calling all writers! Do you want to share your creative writing with UBC’s English community? Now is your chance! The ESA is hosting a short story competition where all UBC students can submit their creative work to be posted on the blog. The ESA’s members will then vote on their favourite submission to select a winner and two runner-ups. Prizes will be rewarded to all top three participants, with first-place featuring an opportunity to have their work included in the English department’s alumni newsletter. The prizes will be revealed in mid-January. This is an excellent opportunity to get your name…

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    2021/2022 Elections!

    Looking for a fun opportunity to get involved with the English undergraduate community while developing leadership skills? We are officially seeking executives for next year’s ESA team. This is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, and have an influence on campus. The executive team collaborates to plan everything from ice cream cake socials to The Colloquium, supports initiatives like The Garden Statuary, and connects with students, other clubs, and the department. New ideas are more than welcome, and this is a platform that can help you realize them. What positions are available? We currently elect the following: Any UBC English student can run for any position. Self–nominations for multiple positions are accepted.…

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    The 2021 Colloquium: Meet our Presenters!

    The English Students’ Association is hosting our seventh annual academic conference, The Colloquium! This conference features presentations from English undergraduate 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 to read the abstracts and to learn about our Presenters! Event Information Time: 4:00pm – 6:00 PM PSTDate: Thursday, March 11thLocation: ZoomZoom Link: English Students Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: The 7th Annual ESA Colloquium Time: Mar 11, 2021 03:30 PM Vancouver Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84036172179?pwd=dmxmcWVEUUpqeDVuTFFIOFFCeG5xdz09 Meeting ID: 840 3617 2179 Passcode: ESA One tap mobile +13462487799,,84036172179#,,,,*506433# US (Houston) +16699006833,,84036172179#,,,,*506433#…

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    ESA’S AGM: 2020 ELECTIONS UPDATE

    Elections will take place at our Annual General Meeting. Due to health concerns and to ensure everyone’s safety, we will hold our Annual General Meeting online. Details to be Announced. Looking for a fun opportunity to get involved with the English undergraduate community while developing leadership skills? We are officially seeking executives for next year’s ESA team. This is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, and have an influence on campus. The executive team collaborates to plan everything from ice cream cake socials to The Colloquium, supports initiatives like The Garden Statuary, and connects with students, other clubs, and the department. New ideas are more than welcome, and this…

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    Colloquium 2020: Call for Editors!

    Interested in gaining editing experience? Looking to take part in an enriching academic conference? The ESA is looking for editors to assist with the 2020 Colloquium! Editors will have a hand in selecting the pieces that will be presented at the conference, as well as work closely with those selected to refine their work. Some basic criteria: Student at UBC (all majors and years are welcome!) Exemplary communication and writing skills Interest in engaging with writers at UBC Open to providing and receiving constructive feedback Strong sense of time management Able to attend the Colloquium on February 28th Willingness to take initiative (e.g. punctual for meetings, full of ideas, ready…

  • Announcements,  Blog

    The 2020 Colloquium!

    The English Students’ Association is hosting our sixth annual academic conference, The Colloquium! This conference features presentations from English undergraduate 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 RSVP: on Facebook! The event schedule, along with the presenters’ abstracts, will be released closer to the event date. Presenters and Abstracts Dr. Lise Gaston Reading Carriages in the Eighteenth-Century Novel Using Frances Burney’s 1778 novel Evelina as a case study,…

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    The 5th Annual Colloquium: Presenters and Abstracts

    The English Students’ Association is excited to present our fifth annual Colloquium! This conference will feature presentations from English undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members. It provides a great opportunity for those in the department to share their work and research. Download our event agenda by clicking here. Paper copies will also be distributed at the event.    💰 HOW CAN I ATTEND? Get your RSVP tickets now for the Colloquium!   Non-members can attend by donating any amount of money, which will go towards the literary charity Room to Read (suggested donation: $3 – 5). Members can attend for free, although they are still welcome to donate. Donations…

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    ESA Hiring: AUS Rep and First-Year Rep

    The ESA is hiring 1 AUS Representative and 1 First-Year Representative – this could be you! You may apply for one or both positions. FINAL DEADLINE: Mon Jan 28 @ 11:59 PM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP! AUS Representative:– attend biweekly AUS meetings & weekly ESA meetings– coordinate between and update the AUS and the ESA as needed– attend events, help set-up, takedown and plan for events as needed– self-motivated individual with strong teamwork skills First-Year Representative:– attend weekly ESA meetings– promote ESA events to first-year students, act as a liaison between first-year students and the ESA– attend events, help set-up, takedown and plan…

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    Submit to the 2019 Colloquium!

    DEADLINE EXTENSION: We are now accepting submissions until Sunday Dec 23rd at 11:59PM The English Students’ Association is officially calling for submissions to our fifth 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. The Colloquium will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Please see below for more detailed info! Submission Information When can I submit? The deadline for submissions is currently Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 11:59PM. Who can submit? Are you a UBC graduate or undergraduate student? Then…