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.
The University of Oregon’s English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications for a 2016-18 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions. Position Announcement: (more…)
UO English is pleased to announce that due to high demand, the department has added spots to a number of ENG 100-, 200-, and 300-level courses. Check DuckWeb now for courses with open seats.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Pastor Bill Carr to officiate the service. (more…)
On Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm in the EMU Ballroom, Professor James Braxton Petersen (Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University) will give the Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, “A Song, A Slogan, and A Service: Dispatches From the Movement For Black Lives.” This event is free and open to the public. (more…)
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Karelia Stetz-Waters (MA ’03) is English department chair at Linn-Benton Community College. She is also author of two thrillers, The Admirer and The Purveyor (both from Sapphire Books), a young adult novel titled Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before (Ooligan Press, coming Oct. 2014), and a romance titled Something True (Grand Central Publishing, coming Winter 2015.) (more…)
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Clarify Your Vision, Then Write: Reflections on the History of the University of Oregon Composition Program tells the story of how writing has been taught to UO undergraduates since the founding of the University in 1876. Written by Professor John Gage, this booklet traces the continuity of the program’s focus on progressive rhetorical pedagogy and argumentative writing, and the changes that have made the program what it is today. (more…)
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Translated by Gordon Sayre.
Jean-François Benjamin Dumont de Montigny (1696-1760) was the youngest son of a Paris magistrate, who was given a commission as a lieutenant in the French colonial military, and spent eighteen years in Louisiana. He witnessed the founding of New Orleans, battles with the Chickasaw and Natchez Indians, and finally established himself as a farmer. His manuscript memoir, held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, was published in French in 2008 and here in English translation for the first time. A picaresque narrative of danger and misadventure, it is among the most powerful autobiographies of colonial America.