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The English UAB

The English Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB) is a group of dedicated students who take charge of initiatives and events designed to foster a sense of community in the Undergraduate Program of the Department of English. The UAB serves as the voice for undergraduates to the department.


The UAB has two headlining activities: The Winter Reading Project, for which the UAB selects a text to read over the winter break and then organizes a conversation and shindig devoted to it early in the spring; and Teaching and Advising Prizes, for which the UAB facilitates the selection of faculty for two major awards and announces them at the department’s end-of-year reception. 


And the English UAB does much, much more! Over the years, this lively board has hosted distinguished writers and scholars, including Monty Python’s Terry Jones and bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman; run marathon readings like “Austen ‘til it Hurts” and a faculty-student play – an extremely abridged version of Shakespeare’s complete works. Recently, the UAB has presided over a number of gatherings – festive and ruminative – to bring students together and launched a newsletter to feature stellar courses and students.


The English Undergraduate Advisory Board welcomes new members! Membership is open to students not majoring or minoring in English – you only need to be interested in Englishy things. Please contact the 2020-2021 co-chairs, Benjamin Bond ( and Sofia Rabaté (



Winter Reading Project

Previous Winter Reading Project Books: