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English Student Alliance

About Us

The English Student Alliance – ESA – is a student-run campus organization that brings students and faculty together in all aspects of the major.  ESA is at once a social club, an intellectual forum, and a student advocacy forum. Every year, English majors and minors throw parties, stage philanthropic events, host scholars and creative writers, and sponsor campus-wide lectures, films, and readings.  ESA also organizes an annual “Careers Day” and a “Grad School Application Workshop.” There are no dues, and all majors and minors are considered “members’ of the club.

Interested in an officer position in 2014-15? Contact:

Rebecca Leopold

Courtney Abernathy

Events, 2013-14


  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5-6 p.m. Career Options Panel, Ammons Lounge, Tribble A-107
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Screening of Life of Pi, ZSR Library Auditorium.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 5:30-7 p.m. English Department Honors and Awards Banquet, Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall
  • Representing the Department at annual major/minor fair (Benson), and at receptions for students interested in the major

Regular Activities of the Club:

  • Organization of the Annual Department Honors Banquet
  • Representing the department at Major/Minor fairs and receptions
  • Faculty/Student Socials
  • “The Hot Seat” (student-geared research presentations) with various professors
  • Film screenings
  • Reading/ Exam Period Study Breaks
  • Graduate Options Panels

Faculty Advisers:
Professors Rian Bowie and Sarah Hogan


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English Department
PO Box 7387
Winston Salem, NC 27109
336-758-5383 |
C201 Tribble Hall (campus map)