Welcome to the GES!

The Graduate English Society includes all graduate students in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University. We aim to foster a sense of social and academic community among the graduate students in English at Western. Through our events, services, and connections to various bodies on campus, we facilitate communication and connections between English grads, faculty, administration, and other grad students across Western’s campus.


What’s New?

GES General Meeting

Our first Graduate English Society (GES) meeting is scheduled for September 23rd at 3pm Eastern on Zoom. This first session will give you the opportunity to meet other students and we will be going over what positions are available in the GES for the upcoming year. Even if you aren’t sure you can commit to…

Fieldnotes: Jaclyn Reed

Jaclyn Reed will be presenting a talk as part of the GES Fieldnotes series on March 18th at 1:00 pm. Her talk is titled “‘You wanted to believe I was Anastasia’: The Non-Linear Helix Structure, Narrator Agency, and the Reader-as-Detective in Ariel Lawhon’s I Was Anastasia.” All are welcome. Please see the Facebook Event for…

Fieldnotes: Jeremy Johnston

Jeremy Johnston will be presenting a talk as part of the GES Fieldnotes series on March 11th at 10:00 a.m. His talk is titled “Contradictory Capitalism: Productive Citizenship and the Pre-Industrial Conditions of Psychiatric Hospitals in YA Literature” and Dr. Miranda Green-Barteet will be responding. All are welcome! RSVP and see the Zoom info on the Facebook…