The Madison Undergraduate Society of English is an organization centered around a love of literature, language, and writing.
What is Literati?
Literati is the only national literary conference in the United States that is organized for undergraduates, by undergraduates. Every year, the MUSE executive team puts forth an overall conference theme (such as ‘Transformations’ or ‘Through the Looking Glass’) that aims to invite diverse submissions of literary criticism and creative writing. The top 27 submissions from around the nation are invited to present their work at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Events at the conference include a keynote speaker, 9 panels of presentations, discussions moderated by graduate students and professors, refreshments, and a social networking hour. Literati strives to serve as a place for undergraduates, graduates, professors, and everyone in between to come together to share their interest in and knowledge of English.
What Have We Done?
We have at least one bake sale each semester outside of College Library. Our profits have gone to both Room to Read and MUSE in the past. Members can either bake some goodies and/or help run the table!
Books for the World
We help package books that are sent to communities across the world! We do this at least once per semester on a Saturday.
End of Semester Book Exchange
A meeting for all members where we do a white elephant gift exchange for the holiday and graduate season.
-Dogs on Call Come pet dogs!!!!
We have coloring books and crayons, colored pencils, and markers to help you relieve stress and have fun!
Board Game and Movie nights
Be A MUSE Member
We have general meetings at least once per month in which all MUSE members and English majors are welcome! Come socialize in the English Department Student Lounge (HCW 7188) with other English majors, get advice for registration, enjoy some snacks, and hear about our upcoming events!
Weekly Coffee Hour and Fun Poll
Every week we have a two hour period in the English Department Student Lounge (Helen C. White 7188) where we have free coffee and a new poll every week!
Enjoy making literature themed crafts with fellow English majors! In the past, we have made art out of our favorite literary quotes. These beautiful works of art are on cycling display in the English Lounge!