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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:

Courtney Abernathy

Events, 2014-15


English Major Orientation on Monday, September 29 at 3:30 in C216 Tribble.  English Department faculty will discuss the newly restructured major for all students who declared since Fall 2013 and offer guidance for charting your path through the major.  What do we want you to get from this major?  What do you want to get from it?  How should you choose your courses to accomplish these ends? What can you do with an English major after graduation? Staff from the Office of Personal and Career Development will make a presentation on the resources they offer to help you shape your post-Wake life. What do English majors do for fun?  Students from the English Students Association will speak briefly about outings and events they are planning and to which you are all welcome. All majors are welcome, especially those who have declared since Fall 2013.  Please join us!

Past Events

ESA Interest Meeting. Tuesday, Sep. 9, 3:30 p.m., Ammons Lounge

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)