3096793996_991b17cf41Surely at some point in your prolific undergraduate career, you’ve produced an analytical masterpiece simply bursting at its eight-to-ten-page seams with eloquently abstracted brilliance far too groundbreaking to quietly staple and shove into a pile of your fellow students’ Adderall-driven crap.

Which of course is the basis for The Folio, UC Berkeley’s one and only Academic English Journal: for those of you hoarding your essay on nihilistic imagery in Wallace if for no other reason than to occasionally gaze at those “very goods” scribbled in the margins with a glowing sense of pride.

Are we speakin’ your language? So are the good folks at The Folio, who will be having an Acquisition Party this Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Davis House Co-op — 2833 Bancroft Steps. We hear tell there will be noms.

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3390107277_efce623b89When was the last time you saw a play? We thought so. And when was the last time you had the opportunity to see a play for only five bucks? That’s right, probably never. It’s cheaper than a movie and way cheaper than a 3D movie. So jump on it, people, you may not get another opportunity like this one.

George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man,” described as an “anti-romantic comedy,” is being put on by the English Undergraduate Association (EUA) this weekend and next. For those of you unfamiliar, the EUA is a club for English majors where they gather to eat pizza and discuss English. That’s right, they talk about English in their free time too. read more »


Grendel’s mom got down at the Folio release party last Friday at the Alphonse Berber Gallery. The inaugural issue, a publication of the UC Berkeley English Undergraduate Association, features 5 academic papers 4-8 pages in length.

For those who missed the big red wheelbarrow, here’s what went down:

There was booze and flighty young Truman Capotes fawning over fledgling Kerouacs, Raymond Carvers sneaking up behind us with a blindfold, read more »