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Hortense Spillers visits UW

March 15, 2013

this is huge


February 17, 2013
Hey people—do you write plays?
The UW Theatre Students Union is hosting an intensive 8-hour one-act playwriting contest. This is a chance to have your work produced.
See all the info here:

Codex back issues

January 14, 2013

Are up online

Codex Vol 1:

Codex Vol 3: Spring ’12



Codex January 2013

January 8, 2013

Codex January 2013

The fall term’s codex is up.

Print copies coming soon with bonus material

click the header for .pdf


January 8, 2013

Do you know a distinguished teacher or exceptional TA? Here’s your chance to recognize them! Nominations are now open for these teaching awards: The Distinguished Teacher Awards (DTA) and Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (AETS). Nomination sheets for DTA can be picked up at both libraries (DC and DP), SLC’s Turnkey desk and EV1 325. Drop boxes will also be available at these locations. Nominations for the AETS are submitted by email to (Nomination forms for AETS are available online at The deadline to submit DTA and AETS nominations is Friday, February 1, 2013 and Friday, February 8, 2013 respectively. For further information, visit CTE’s website at or call 519-888-4567 Ext. 33353

UW English Careers Day

November 12, 2012

Wondering what you can do with your English degree?

We’ve got some answers! Come to the English Department Career event and learn about a variety of career options. Network with alumni and friends of English who have turned their English degrees into cool, interesting, successful careers. Find out how English degrees can lead you down paths you never expected!

The event is hosted by Eric Friesen, UWaterloo alumnus and accomplished media personality and international music specialist, and will include James Bradshaw, Postsecondary Education reporter at the Globe & Mail; Charles Finlay, VP and Senior legal Counsel at BMO, Toronto; and former UWaterloo English grads Archana Rampure, National Researcher for the Canadian Union of Public Employees; Samantha Trieu, Marketing Programs Specialist at Fongo; and Russell Wong, Manager of Marketing and Communications, UWaterloo Engineering.

When:  Wednesday November 14, 3:30-5:30

Where: PAS 2438

Free food and beverages!

UPDATE: Moved to HH 373

This Term

October 30, 2012

Meetings are at four o’clock on Tuesdays this term, for now they will be held in the English Society Office, Hagey Hall room 260.

There’s a department tea party this Thursday at four in Hagey Hall 232.

The English Society’s zine, Codex, is once again open for submissions. Email the English Society (at with any poetry, short fiction (up to 1200 words), or even non-fiction. Drawings and photographs are also accepted, but may be subject to xerox! You can also drop off a physical copy at the office, just put it in the folder or slide it under the door. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please send a note our way.