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Department of English Language and Literature


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Student Organizations

Learn more about your field and the people in it. Expand your networks. Get involved.

Undergraduate

INK! Undergraduate English Association

Open to students of all majors who love reading and writing, INK! develops students academically and professionally, and fosters a sense of community among members.

The Lettered Olive

As USC's undergraduate literary review, The Lettered Olive publishes creative writing and visual art by undergraduates, exclusively.

 

Graduate

Graduate English Association

The Graduate English Association, or GEA, organizes and sponsors academic and social events throughout the year to bring together all graduate English students. Look for teaching and research seminars, happy hours, seasonal parties, poetry and fiction readings, and book sales.

Carolina Graduate Literature Society

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society (CGLS) provides professionalization workshops, networking opportunities, and forums to discuss scholarly work for graduate students in the department, regardless of discipline. The CGLS hosts faculty professionalization panels, reading and writing groups, and invites outside scholars to present their work on campus. In the future, the CGLS plans to host a cross-disciplinary conference here at USC and is open to other suggestions as we grow. Membership in the CGLS is open to all graduate students.

RSA@USC

RSA@USC is the University of South Carolina graduate student chapter of RSA (Rhetoric Society of America), an organization committed to the academic study of rhetoric, rhetorical theory, critical theory, composition studies, and speech communication. In addition to providing an active community of interested student scholars, RSA@USC regularly hosts conferences, professional workshops, invited lectures, and social events.

Yemassee

Yemassee is the literary journal of the English Department, publishing poetry, short fiction, one-act plays, brief articles, and interviews submitted by writers from all over the United States, and more recently, from all around the world. From its inception, Yemassee has been a graduate student run publication. The journal was created in 1993 through a generous donation from Joseph Capalbo —a former graduate student in English—the hard work of the founding editor, Melanie Carter, and the advice and guidance of Professors Butterworth, Feldman, and Kimmey.