English Students' Association

The English Students’ Association (ESA) represents students enrolled in the English department. The ESA's purpose is twofold: to build a sense of community within the department through a variety of academic and social events, and to communicate the interests of English students at various levels within the University of Victoria. The ESA organizes various social events, including galas and trivia nights, and runs annual poetry and short story contests.

The ESA also publishes the undergraduate journal The Albatross annually, which features exceptional undergraduate work in the fields of literary analysis, critical theory, creative writing, and cultural studies.

Established in 2020, the ESA website features up-to-date event information and a student blog. All students are welcome to submit short pieces for publication on the blog!

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