A warm welcome to the 2011-2012 incoming grad students

On behalf of the Graduate English Society, we’d like to welcome the new incoming MA and PhD students to the Department! This website is the place to go for all things GES, so check back often for updates. It’s still a little sparse, yes, but before long it will be filled with calendar events, graduate student achievements, information on reading groups, clubs and teams.

With only a couple of weeks left before the Fall term begins, here are two things to think about: as Linton describes in Wuthering Heights, “the pleasantest manner of spending a hot July day was lying from morning till evening on a bank of heath in the middle of the moors, with the bees humming dreamily about among the bloom, and the larks singing high up overhead, and the blue sky and bright sun shining steadily and cloudlessly.” So find yourselves a bank of heath and strike your best ennui pose. Above all, we turn (where else?) to Finnegans Wake for an end-of-summer epithet (at least, that’s what we’ll pretend it is just this once): “Phall if you but will, rise you must: and none so soon either shall the pahrce for the nunce come to a setdown secular phoenish.” See you soon!!

Rhiannon and Jeremy
(Rhiannon was not consulted before these quotes were chosen. Please blame Jeremy)

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The Graduate English Society (GES) at Western University is a student organization that, through its various events and services, fosters a sense of social as well as academic community among the English graduate students currently in attendance at Western. We also facilitate communication between graduate students and faculty in an effort to promote intradepartmental camaraderie and to present graduate student concerns to the administration. All students in the graduate program in English at Western are members of the GES. Through the GES, students can voice and address matters common to the graduate student body. We hold meetings approximately once or twice a semester which are open to all members. We also elect members to various GES Service Positions where they represent student interests. In addition, the GES serves both professional and social purposes, sponsoring academic events and parties.
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