Department of English

English Graduate Association

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The English Graduate Association (EGA) is a representative organization comprising all graduate students in the Department of English in Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts. EGA’s mission is to represent, advocate on behalf of, and provide social and professional development programming for its members.

All graduate students in the Department of English are considered members of the English Graduate Association (EGA).

Our organization is designed to:

  • Provide departmental committee and University council representation
  • Organize activities for personal and professional development
  • Act as an advocate for our membership within and outside the University
  • Provide a forum in which to discuss the concerns of our members

EGA organizes several programs and events throughout the year, including the Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) is EGA’s annual conference.

Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC)

The Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) is EGA’s annual conference and flagship program. Although primarily a showcase for graduate research and work, scholars at every level from any field, including, but not limited to, literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric, composition, philosophy, history, art, mathematics, and social and physical sciences are invited to participate. SELARC is a welcoming environment to share work and ideas and meet and work with rising and established scholars across the disciplines.

SELARC also features a keynote address by an established scholar highlighting their current work and scholarship. In addition to this address, the guest speaker will lead or participate in a plenary panel and/or workshop related to their field, designed to promote the professional development of conference attendees. A key goal of the conference is to highlight the work and experiences of scholars and the keynote speaker is an important part of that mission.

EGA Representatives for 2017-2018:

PhD Co-Chair: Phineas Dowling
MA Co-Chair: Ashley Durrance
MTPC Co-Chair: Harry Lewis
Secretary: Heather Weaver
Treasurer: Kristina Chesaniuk
Parliamentarian: Bryan Williams
PhD Graduate Student Council Senator: Nick Palombo
MA Graduate Student Council Senator: Victoria Johnson
Grad Rep for Faculty Meetings: Taylor Bowman
Grad Rep for Comp Committee: Erin Fitzgerald
Grad Rep for Graduate Studies Committee: David Vinson

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Leigh Gruwell

 

 

Last Updated: October 19, 2018