Who are we?
CASE is a student-run association focused on maintaining the strong feeling of community among all students currently enrolled in English Literature and/or Creative Writing courses offered by the English Department at Concordia University. We also act as a liaison between the English student body and the Department, the CSU (Concordia Student Union) and ASFA (Arts and Science Federation of Associations).
What do we do?
CASE has prided itself over the years on balancing the academic and social opportunities offered to students. The 2018-2019 executive aims to continue the work of our predecessors by offering literary open mic nights, pub quizzes, guest lectures, inter-department social events, a formal dinner, and much more. This is all in addition to our major projects: Soliloquies Anthology, LUCC and the LUCC Proceedings. These activities and events offer forums for intellectual exchange, opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and, ultimately, forge lasting bonds among the participants. Above all, we offer a variety of different avenues for English students to merge the social and academic aspects of life at Concordia University.
Where are we?
Our office is located at LB-656 (SGW Campus) – Mailbox #55
Meredith Marty-Dugas – President
Meredith Marty-Dugas was the VP of Publications last year, and spent two year’s as Soliloquies Anthology’s Editor-in-Chief. She works and studies English and Creative Writing at Concordia, splitting her time between offices and visits to the dog park. Her work has been published in L.U.C.C., Subversions, and the Concordian. This past summer, she wrote SSMU’s 2018-19 Handbook.
Michael Tower – VP Academic
Michael Tower is a fourth-year undergraduate concentrating on an Honours degree in English and Creative Writing while also minoring in philosophy. Fascinated with literary movements such as Romanticism, Modernism, and American Postmodernism, he hopes to elide these interests with his affinity for philosophy—incorporating it into his writing and future graduate studies. As your VP Academic, he aims to use his organizational skills and enthusiasm for academic writing to offer guidance and give students an outlet to showcase their work.
Kayla Fanning – VP External
Kayla Fanning is currently double majoring in Irish Studies & English Literature. She is in her last undergraduate year and works part-time at a tea house. This summer she traveled to Ireland and followed the #AskingForIt conversation in response to the plays’ debut. Last year she performed stand-up comedy and enjoys sampling different creative forms of expression; as of yet, she has tried painting acrylic on canvas, drawing with compressed charcoal and writing short stories. As VP External, she hopes to increase C.A.S.E. visibility by organizing collaborative events and by highlighting creative & publishing opportunities for English students.
Paige Keleher – VP Internal
Paige is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. In addition to being VP Internal, Paige is also a poetry editor for Soliloquies and on the CSU.
Lennard Petersen – VP Social
Lennard is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He enjoys writing short stories exploring mythology, as well as working on scripts for comics and animation projects. As your VP Social, he wants to get as many students involved in fun events to help provide a large network of opportunities to students struggling to find a platform to
Annika – CASE Councillor
Annika is finishing their bachelor’s degree in English Lit and is already working on ideas for their master’s thesis. Most of their works focuses on gender and sexuality and post-colonial literature. When they are not school, they’re working with Project 10 (an LGBT2S youth organization) on the board of directors.