EGSA Digest 04.04.14



Happy Viernesantesdeeldiadeloso. It only comes once a year.




Professional Development Event, Today, 2:30–3:30pm, CS 4th

  • “Life After Coursework: Prelims, Prospectus, and Dissertation”
  • What am I going to do the first week in May if I’m not writing two seminar papers? How will I measure my self-worth if I have no regular opportunity to make meandering, semi-relevant comments in the presence of my impressively intellectual colleagues? How will I generate sympathy for myself when I don’t have to complete unreasonable amounts of reading every week?
  • Fear not, EGSA. There are reassuring answers to these distressing questions. Get them and snacks this afternoon at the panel discussion.

19CRS, Today, 3:30–4:30pm, ABL Lecture Hall

  • Dr. Melissa Bailes, “The Psychologization of Geological Catastrophe in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man
  • Ah, apocalyptic fiction. You’ll never again reach the high standard set by the film The Day After Tomorrow. But that shouldn’t keep anyone from going to what is undoubtedly going to be a spectacular lecture on a thoroughly depressing novel.
  • And don’t forget to submit your paper today for the 19CRS Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Awards.

April is the Cruelest Month Breakfast, Tomorrow, 9:30am–Noon, Elizabeth Fredericks’s (1800 Primrose Dr., Apt. 220, Gate code: 1800)

  • Come celebrate Eliot’s keen insight into the nature of graduate school with great food and even better company.

Mock Trial on Copyright Laws

  • The Law School is seeking English graduate students to participate as witnesses in a mock trial regarding copyright laws on the morning of 8 June.
  • If you’re interesting in helping out, learning something with real-world implications, and getting some reassurance regarding your decision to study rewarding literature instead of lucrative law, contact law student Lauren Teel ( directly.

Diadeloso, Thurs., 10 Apr.

  • You know what this is, EGSA. Well, you know as well as anyone. It’s the random day in Spring semester when you don’t go to school for no apparent reason.

Upcoming Events


MRRS Shakespeare Read-Around, Tomorrow, 7pm, 601 Dyer Ave.

  • Sarah Rude says,


  • You really have something better to do than pretend to be girl who is pretending to be a boy who is pretending to be a girl tomorrow? You don’t.

Baylor Kierkegaard Society Colloquium, Wed., 9 Apr., 4:15–5:15pm, Senior Commons Room Memorial Hall

  • Professor Alan Jacobs, “Auden and Kierkegaard”
  • See the attachment for additional details, and then give serious consideration to Daniel Benyousky’s pointed query, “Auden’t you go to this talk?”

20CRS, Fri., 11 Apr., 2:30–3:30pm, CS 4th

  • Professor Philip Jenkins, “Prophetic Neighbors: Karl Barth, C. G. Jung, and Rudolf Steiner in WWI Switzerland”
  • It’s a beautiful day in this . . . wait, no. My mistake. Not that kind of neighborhood.

Until next meal,


Jeremy Leatham

EGSA Secretary

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