Undergraduate English Association Activities (Fall 2018)
The Undergraduate English Association at the University of Georgia is an extracurricular community dedicated to the English majors, minors, and enthusiasts who study in Park Hall. We work to provide career counseling, as well as foster a welcoming community in which English majors create lasting connections with like-minded individuals. More than anything, we strive to celebrate the creativity of our English students through events focused on creative writing, poetry, literary appreciation, and more.
The entire organization is based off of the student members, their academic needs, and their desires pertaining to English. As the organization is completely student run and organized, the flexibility of customization to best cater to the needs and wants of the members is absolute. In molding the organization, UEA has taken on many forms over the years, but what has always remained is the community, creativity, and celebration of educational and recreational pursuits in the field of English.
In being a part of UEA, students can expect to find biweekly meetings revolving around a theme, such as a certain aspect of literature or life after Park Hall, be that in the form of a roundtable on multiculturalism in literature, a publishing panel, meetings with published authors, or a panel pertaining to studying English beyond the undergraduate level.
Dues are not currently expected, though there are opportunities to support the organization through the purchase of UEA merchandise or the participation in community outreach, such as book drives. Like the meetings, the events that UEA is a part of are entirely dependent on members and usually associated with literary events at the university. For example, UEA is very proud to have been able to be a part of UGA’s participation in the 2018 Frankenread, a global event celebrating Frankenstein’s 200th birthday centered around an all-day reading of the 1818 edition of the novel. Similarly, UEA has begun a book club due to popular demand. Members will chose one novel, receive a copy at a discounted price, participate in book discussions in collaboration with other organizations, and, if applicable, look forward to a screening of a cinematic adaptation of the novel. This semester’s novel will be Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley.
The Undergraduate English Association at the University of Georgia is led by an executive board dedicated to optimizing the educational experience of studying English within and outside of the walls of Park Hall.