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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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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

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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!

UO English on the History Channel April 30 & May 1

1 ben saundersThis weekend (April 30-May 1), the History Channel will be airing a two-part special on the history of the superhero called Superheroes Decoded, featuring UO English Professor Dr. Ben Saunders, the founder of the Comics and Cartoon Studies minor. Professor Saunders will appear in both episodes. (more…)

Events

An Evening with Marlee Matlin

May 25, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

An Evening With Marlee Matlin, presented by Communication Disorders and Sciences and American Sign Language Sequence. Thursday, May 25, 2017 in the Ballroom, Erb Memorial Union University of Oregon Campus Doors open 6:30 p.m. Free; seating is limited.

Matlin Talk
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Men’s Story Project: Building Strength, Creating Peace

May 26, 6:30 pmMay 27, 8:30 pm

UO Disability Awareness 2017 Speaker: Maysoon Zayid

Jun 2, 6:00 pm

ZayidMason Zayid (comedian, disability advocate, actress, writer) will deliver a talk on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:00pm in Straub 156.Light refreshments and snacks at 5:00pm. (more…)

Features

People (view all)

Joel Ekdahl

Profile PicJoel 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…)

Programs (view all)

History of the UO Composition Program

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…)

Faculty Books (view all)

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Desiring Donne

Author:  Ben Saunders

In Desiring Donne, published by Harvard University Press, Ben Saunders explores the critical problem of interpretive desire through the figure of John Donne and some of his most passionate readers.