The mission of the Graduate English Association (GEA) is threefold: 

  • Community-Building: Fostering inter- and intra-departmental community by hosting and promoting social events
  • Professionalization: Developing resources and workshops relevant to graduate students’ professional interests
  • Advocacy:  Providing forum to represent graduate student concerns and liaising with faculty through representation on the Graduate Executive Committee

The GEA serves all graduate students in the English department, regardless of program (Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, or Creative Writing) or funding status (TA, GA, fellowship, or otherwise). 

Through this website, the GEA aims to provide an up-to-date resource base for the information and events that are important to Temple graduate English students, faculty, and the greater Temple and Philadelphia community.

Do you have an event you’d like to share?  A program initiative that you would like to know more about? Send an email to TempleGEA@gmail.com with ideas, event promotions, and requests to spotlight student accomplishments on this website.  We invite all members of the Temple Graduate English community to share program-specific, interdisciplinary, and regional items of interest for promotion on the site.  We would love to hear about poetry readings, discussion groups, professional development seminars, teaching and vocational workshops, program Q&As, class projects, and other events and initiatives that GEA can help to support.

We also invite you to explore the resources we are currently offering, and to contact TempleGEA@gmail.com with site-specific questions and suggestions.  Bookmark the site, and check in often for new information and updates