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.
In this month’s BAD interview, Tasia Milton talks with Courtney Thorsson, author of Women’s Work: Nationalism and Contemporary African American Women’s Novels. You can listen to this interview online at Fembot Collective: Gender, New Media, and Technology.
Gordon Sayre contributed a column, “State’s early pioneer history has French accent,” to The Reguster-Guard, based on his research of books and maps from America’s colonial past. “A covered wagon driven by a pioneer father and mother, drawn toward the rich farmlands of the Willamette Valley: This is the popular image of our state’s origins, commemorated at the Oregon Trail museums in Baker City and Oregon City, and by the iconic license plates first issued in 1993. But the first agricultural settlers in the Willamette Valley did not travel the Oregon Trail.”
Come witness English literature in action! Monday (3/3) around 12:15 pm in front of the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum, students from Prof. Bayless’s Old English course will reenact the Battle of Maldon (991 CE). See King Æthelred the Unready and his thanes, the Anglo-Saxons, declaim bravely in Old English before being vanquished by a small group of Vikings. (more…)
English Department is proud to announce the Kingsley Weatherhead Lecture in Shakespeare Studies, a lecture intended to promote the undergraduate study of Shakespeare at the University of Oregon. This year’s lecture, “Unediting Shakespeare’s Sonnets,” will be given by Randall McCleod, Professor of English at the University of Toronto on March 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room.
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The English Department’s Minor and Certificate in Writing, Speaking, and Critical Reasoning provides students in any major with the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge desired by graduate programs and essential for living in a complex world of advocacy and controversy. Students take a series of integrated courses in three categories. (more…)