About GSA

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a body of student volunteers drawn from all four areas of the UW-Madison English department: Literary Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, English Language and Linguistics, and Creative Writing. GSA is an extracurricular group committed to improving the social, academic, and professional well-being of the departmental graduate population through through mentorship, programming, and partnerships with faculty members within the English Department and across the University as a whole.

Each semester, we sponsor weekly informal get-togethers, opportunities for professionalization, volunteer or service-learning days, and seasonal departmental celebrations. Our work culminates each spring with the convocation of the Madison Graduate Conference on English Language and Literature (MadLit), a prestigious graduate conference that draws participants from across the U.S. and abroad.