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    PAPERS: Productivity with the ESA

    For every week in the dark and dreary month of November, the English Students’ Association is providing a space for students to write their papers/read their readings/study for exams in a sympathetic and snack-filled atmosphere. DATES AND LOCATIONS: Wednesday, November 9, from 10:00AM – 12:00PM in BUCH B306 Thursday, November 17, from 12:30PM – 2:00PM in BUCH D304 Monday, November 21, from 4:00PM – 6:00PM in BUCH D304 Come write your papers with us! In exchange for your presence and perhaps even your hard work, we will offer snacks and refreshments. NOTE: This is not a tutoring session, although attendees are welcome to ask for and provide some help (and,…

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    Monster Mash

    With exactly a week until Halloween, some of the ESA execs and editors from TGS have gathered together to share their some of their favourite spooks, literary and otherwise. Read on for a collection of horrors most foul, strange, and unnatural! Jia – Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein is my favourite monster. Sure, it would be pretty scary if some kid chose to dress up as an eight-foot-tall, translucent-skinned, yellow-eyed creature (with bolts in their neck, if you’re into the Boris Karloff portrayal) and showed up at my door asking for candy, but let’s be real: a father with abandonment issues—a privileged, educated white dude succumbing to hubris, and abusing his power and…

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    THEY CAME FROM BUCHANAN TOWER: Student-Professor Mingle

    In the miracle of perfected Three-Dimension, the ESA presents THEY CAME FROM BUCHANAN TOWER. What are they? Where do they come from? Who are these all-powerful creatures dwelling in Buchanan Tower? And what do they want on campus? You can learn the amazing answers only when you come to the most thrilling professor-student event this October. Meet the department, get to know your professors, and learn to see them less like terrifying aliens and more like friendly ones. When: Thursday, October 20 4:30-6:00 Where: BUCH D MASS RSVP at our Facebook event! BuTo photographed by Jeff Hitchcock.

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    Ice Cream Cake Party/General Meeting 2016

    After a long wait the infamous ESA ice cream cake social is returning! Not only will delicious and punny frozen treats be served, but we’ll also be hosting our General Meeting. Elect next year’s executives or run for a position yourself. We’ll also be reviewing some updates to our constitution, and we would love to hear your suggestions. We hope you’re interested in participating in democracy, but if not, remember: there will be cake. Details: When: Wednesday, March 16th from 4-6pm. Where: Buchanan Tower 599 (the English Department conference room.) Price: Free for members, or $2 to become a member (required if you want to vote!) RSVP on Facebook Interested in…

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    ESA Call for Executives 2016-2017

    If you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved that both looks great on a resume and is a lot of fun, then you’re in luck! We are officially looking for executives for next year’s ESA. This is a great way to develop new skills and actually have an influence on campus. As an executive you will collaborate with the team to organize events ranging from ice cream cake socials to The Colloquium, and also support initiatives like The Garden Statuary. Of course, if you have new ideas, they are more than welcome and this is a platform that can help you realize them. Read on for more information! What…

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    Colloquium 2016: Presenters and Abstracts

    We are pleased to announce that our second annual conference, The Colloquium, will be hosted on Saturday, January 30th, featuring presentations by undergraduate students and faculty members! The Colloquium will take place in the Dodson Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from noon until 6pm, and food and refreshments will be provided during two breaks. The Colloquium is open to everyone—students and members of the public; be sure to reserve a free ticket here. Colloquium Presenters: Undergraduate Students Click on the presenter’s name to view their biography and abstract. Taylor Tomko – ‘Why Dost Thou Laugh?’: Theatricality and Humour in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus Alexandra Valahu – Bebop and the…

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    Get your work out there: submit to the Colloquium!

    Deadline for submission has now been extended to Wednesday, December 23, 11:59pm! The English Students’ Association is officially calling for submissions to our second 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 Saturday, January 30, 2016, and the submissions deadline is Friday, December 11, 2015, at 11:59 pm. Please see below for more detailed info! Submission Information How long should my presentation be? You’ve got fifteen minutes, with an extra five for set-up.…

  • The Garden Statuary Launch Party
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    The Garden Statuary Launch Party

    As term papers and finals loom, come escape the end-of-the-year chaos at The Garden Statuary‘s launch party. Join us to celebrate the launch of the fourth print edition. There will be free food, author readings, and a plethora of great company. Here are the details: When: Thursday, April 9th from 5-8pm Where: MASS (Buchanan D) Cost: Free Who: All our welcome!

  • ESA General Meeting 2015
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    General Meeting/Ice Cream Cake Social

    After a long wait the infamous ESA ice cream cake social is returning! Not only will delicious frozen treats be served, but we’ll also be hosting our General Meeting. Elect next year’s executives or run for a position yourself. We’d also love to hear any ideas you have about events for next year. We understand if you don’t really care about the General Meeting, but remember: there will be cake. Details: When: Friday, March 20th from 3-6pm. Where: MASS (Buchanan D). RSVP on Facebook Interested in becoming an ESA executive? Find more info here.

  • UBC ESA PAPERS
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    PAPERS 2.0

    Didn’t get a chance to come to PAPERS (People Attempting Prose and Eating Replenishing Substances) last semester? Don’t miss out this time around! We’re back with the usual snacks and sympathy. Come join us for some quiet study space to do some reading, right that term paper, or do whatever else it is that you need to do. Please note that the two PAPERS sessions are at different times and locations. Details: Session 1: Wednesday, March 18 from 3-5pm in IBLC 191. Session 2: Tuesday, March 24 from 3-5pm in BUCH D214. Who: PAPERS is free and open to everyone. RSVP on Facebook.

  • UBC ESA executive elections
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    Call for Executives: ESA 2015/2016

    If you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved that both looks great on a resume and is a lot of fun, then you’re in luck! We are officially looking for executives for next year’s ESA. This is a great way to develop new skills and actually have an influence on campus. As an executive you will collaborate with the team to organize events ranging from ice cream cake socials to The Colloquium and also support initiatives like The Garden Statuary. Of course if you have new ideas, they are more than welcome and this is a platform that can help you realize them. Find more information below: What positions…

  • ESA AHSA Trivia Poster
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    Trivia Night

    If the return from Reading Week has been less than wonderful, blow off some steam by showing off your fabulous and wide-ranging knowledge of random facts with us and the Art History Students Association! In addition to the pride and glory that comes with victory, there are also amazing prizes to be won. Thanks to our friends at The Gallery, there will be an English/Art History themed round or two. Here are the details: Where: The Gallery (in the SUB). When: Monday, March 2nd at 8pm. Who: This trivia night is a collaboration between the ESA and AHSA, but it is free and open to everyone. Check out the Facebook…

  • The Garden Statuary
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    Call for Submissions: The Garden Statuary

    Your favourite UBC undergraduate literary journal is calling for submissions for their upcoming spring issue! The Garden Statuary publishes a wide variety of genres from UBC undergraduate students. The deadline is February 13, 2015. Here is the key information: Who can submit? The Garden Statuary accepts submissions from all UBC undergraduate students. When is the deadline? February 13, 2015. What can I submit? The Garden Statuary publishes a wide variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screen/stageplay, multimedia, and academic writing. Where do I submit? Please find the submission information here.

  • UBC Mean Girls Movie Night
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    Mean Girls Movie Night

    We’re going to make fetch happen! Join us alongside the Sociology, Psychology, and Political Science Students’ Associations, and the Feminist Club for a screening and discussion of Mean Girls. There will be free popcorn for all, but be one of the first 10 people to arrive to get pink popcorn! Here’s the key info: When: Wednesday, February 4th at 5pm. Doors open at 4:30pm. Where: MASS (Buchanan D) Cost: Admission is free for club members and $2 for non-members. Find details and RSVP here. Don’t forget to wear pink!

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    Register to Attend The Colloquium

    It’s here! The English Students’ Association is proud to present The Colloquium. Our first conference showcases the work coming out of UBC’s English Department and features presentations by students and faculty. Here’s what you need to know: Where: The Dodson Room in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre When: Saturday January 31. Presentations run from 12:00pm-5:30pm and doors open at 11:30am. Who: The Colloquium is open to the public. Cost: Free RSVP: Seating is limited so please reserve your spot here. More information: For a complete list of presenters, check out this page. Thank you to Elysse Bell for the poster design and to our sponsors, CiTR 101.9 FM.

  • Call for Submissions ESA The Colloquium
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    Call for Submissions: The Colloquium

    The English Students’ Association is officially calling for submissions for The Colloquium! The Colloquium is an upcoming conference for English undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to present on a topic they are passionate about. It is a great opportunity to share your work and discuss ideas with other people in the English Department. The conference will be held in the Dodson Room on January 31, 2015 and the submission deadline is Friday, December 5, 2014. Please find the conference and submission details below: Submission Information Who can submit? All English undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their work. What should I submit? We are looking for 15-20 minute…

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    Conquer the Semester with PAPERS

    Feeling a little stressed about your workload? Join us throughout the semester for PAPERS (People Attempting Prose and Eating Replenishing Substances). Our study sessions provide you with a quiet space, snacks, peer-editing opportunities, and sympathy. Whether you have a ton of reading, an upcoming presentation, a slew of term papers, or any other projects coming up, come join us in Buchanan Tower 599 on the following dates: October 28, 3:30-6pm November 12, 4-6pm November 25, 3:30-6pm For more details and to RSVP, check out the Facebook event.

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    You’re Invited to a Spooktacular Bzzr Garden!

    Calling all ghouls and goblins! The ESA is partnering with the History, Geography, Economics, and International Relations Students’ Associations to host a spooktacular Halloween party. Bring your best literary costume and come enjoy the hauntings and celebrations. Here’s all the info you need: When: Friday, October 31st from 6-9pm Where: MASS, Buchanan D Who: This open to all members of the English, History, Geography, Economics, and International Relations Students’ Associations. You can always get an ESA membership beforehand for only $2. Cost: Early bird $2, $5 at the door. More Details: Check out the Facebook event.

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    Call for Academic Submissions

    THE COLLOQUIUM 2014 “I came. I saw. I colloquium.” CALL FOR ACADEMIC SUBMISSIONS The UBC English Students’ Association is welcoming submissions for the first undergraduate English students’ symposium. We aim to offer a unique opportunity to showcase exceptional work by English undergraduates in the fields of English language, literature, and literary theory alongside presentations by UBC English professors on their research. Presentations will be followed by questions and discussion. Who can submit? Submissions are open to all UBC undergraduate English students, regardless of year or specialization. What can I submit? We would love to see presentations derived from final papers, undergraduate theses, and any kind of original, interesting, or ongoing…