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Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Oregon. Our nearly 50 full-time faculty members are committed to offering students a broad foundation in traditional British, American, and Anglophone literary studies, as well as intensive coursework in interdisciplinary studies, emerging media, and current critical methodologies.  Learn more about the people and programs of the English Department by exploring our website, or contact us via email.

                                              

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Summer 2017 university & major requirement-satisfying ENG courses with open seats!

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nThis summer, ENG is offering classic and new summer courses. There is still room in five university and major requirement-satisfying courses.

ENG 105: Intro to Literature: Drama (CRN: 42388), William Fogarty. Gen Ed (A&L); Major II: Lower-Division Elective

Drama is a literary art. In this course, we will focus on the literary aspects of seven plays (more…)

ENG Research and Writing Internship Application Deadline 5/19

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nIf you are interested in participating in the ENG Research and Writing Internship, please submit your letter of interest to Dr. Upton (cupton@uoregon.edu) by Friday, May 19 at 5:00pm.

Your letter of interest should include the following:

  • Why you are interested?
  • What you hope to gain from participation?
  • What level of participation can you commit to during 2017-2018?

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2017 English Commencement

graduation cap

The English Department will be holding its 2017 commencement ceremony 12:30 P.M., Monday, June 19.  Please fill out the form at http://english.uoregon.edu/2017-english-commencement by 11:59 P.M., May 18 to have your name included in the English Department Commencement Program.

Congratulations, graduates!

Events

ENG 2017-2018 Week of Welcome Events

Sep 18Sep 22

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nBeginning September 18, 2017, the University of Oregon hosts a number of Week of Welcome (WOW) activities and programs before classes begin to introduce students to our campus community.

Opening our WOW activities, UO English will hold advising sessions for international and domestic undergraduates, respectively. During these sessions, students will learn about UO university and major requirements and register for fall classes.

The Composition Program will kick off its annual staff meeting and Composition Conference, which will run through Thursday, September 21. (more…)

Features

People (view all)

Christine Senavsky

Senavsky 2016 ValecictorianChristine Senavsky (BA English, BMus Music Performance 2016) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2016. This is the text of her commencement speech delivered to her English peers at the 2016 English Department Commencement on the 13th of June 2016.

“Studying English is no mere jaunt through the classics’ corridors.” (more…)

Programs (view all)

The Center for Teaching Writing

The Center for Teaching Writing, an outreach partner of the English Department’s Composition Program, provides students with opportunities to improve their writing in college and faculty with resources for including more student writing in their courses.  It also functions as a research outreach component for the study of teaching argumentative writing. (more…)

Faculty Books (view all)

Westling

Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment

Editor: Louise Westling

Louise Westling’s Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment (2013) includes contributions from experts in the interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism. The collection traces the development of ecocriticism from its origins in European pastoral literature to contemporary environmental literary scholarship [dealing with] an array of issues such as the place of the human within nature, ecofeminism, critical animal studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and climate change.