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.
Explore Ireland this summer and earn up to 14 UO credits on the Galway summer program directed by UO English professor Mark Quigley. English majors are eligible to apply for Tims Ellis scholarships of up to $1500 to support their participation on the program. (more…)
ENG 199 Special Studies: Digital Literature (Will become part of the new minor in Applied Digital Cultures), Professor Kaufman,
Major I & II: Lower-Division Elective (more…)
The Collins Distinguished Speaker’s Lecture: “Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus; Intellectual Freedom Takes a Hike” by Laura Kipnis. The lecture will followed by a conversation with Professor Kipnis and Collins Professor David Leiwei Li, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The lecture takes place in 182 Lillis Business Complex at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
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Joel Ekdahl (BA 2015) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2015. This is the text of his commencement speech delivered to his English peers at the 2015 English Department Commencement on the 15th of June 2015.
I would like to start by doing something that we as English majors so often do and that is to challenge an assumption. (more…)
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The English Department’s Minor and Certificate in Writing, Public 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…)
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Author: Mark Whalan
Jean Toomer was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance and in the twentieth-century modernist movement, and this represents the first-ever annotated collection of his correspondence. The letters included in the volume were written in the five years surrounding Toomer’s publication of his seminal work, Cane, and lend unique insight into the life, aesthetics, politics, and work of a central figure in American literature of the early twentieth century. (more…)