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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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News

Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical public theater performance.

LifeStoriesFlyer (1)-page-001Last spring, ENG 399: Life Stories brought together UO students and people with disabilities in the community to interview each other about their lives and craft a public theater performance on from these life stories. View the video of Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical here.

View photos of the spring term rehearsals and the June 3, 2016 public performance. (more…)

New Books in Latino Studies Interview: Sarah Wald

picture-1868Lori A. Flores (SUNY Stony Brook) interviews Sarah Wald about her new book, The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Framing since the Dust Bowl (University of Washington Press, 2016) for New Books in Latino Studies. You can listen to this interview online on the New Books Network. (more…)

UO English Spring Commencement

553368_134030803410709_1204861302_nUO English Commencement is tomorrow, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Graduates, please gather in the PLC courtyard at 11:30am when staff will hand out name cards. Professor Rossi will call everyone together to line up for the procession at 11:45am.

Events

UO English Week of Welcome Events 2016-2017

Sep 19Sep 23

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nThe University of Oregon hosts a number of Week of Welcome (WOW) activities and programs before classes begin to introduce students to our campus community. (more…)

EUO WoW and Week 1 Events. 2016-2017

Sep 288:00 pm

 

TOic7bZK_400x400Wednesday, September 28, the EUO will table in the PLC courtyard 12:00-4:00pm. Stop by to meet EUO, ∑T∆, UO Poetry Slam, Think.Play, Unbound magazine, and Art Duckomagazine and get FREE COFFEE & COOKIES!

Wednesday’s tabling event will be followed by the First-Year Orientation and social event for new and returning students from 6:00-8:00pm in the PLC lobby. Come meet fellow English majors and related minors, hear from EUO∑T∆UO Poetry SlamThink.PlayUnbound Magazine, and Art Ducko Magazine , and eat FREE FOOD! 6:00-8:00pm in the PLC lobby. (more…)

Features

People (view all)

David Sumner

David Sumner David Sumner (PhD, 2000) has been promoted to Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Linfield College, McMinnville, OR.

He published “The Limits of Violence: People and Property in Edward Abbey’s Monkeywrenching Novels,” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4.2 (Fall 2013), and, with Lisa Weidman, “Eco-terrorism or Eco-tage: An Argument for the Proper Frame,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20.4 (Fall 2013).

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)

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Early China/Ancient Greece

Editors:  Steven Shankman & Stephen Durrant

Steven Shankman’s book, Early China/Ancient Greece, co-edited with Stephen Durrant published by State University of New York Press, 2002, compares Chinese and Western thought and offers a bracing and unpredictable cross-cultural conversation.