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 has been selected as the host site for the state of Oregon for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is bringing a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. (more…)
Welcome to the official page of the University of Oregon English Department’s “We Love PLC” Photo Contest! As many of you know, Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, or PLC, is not the most beautiful building on campus, but PLC is home to important offices like the Department of English, Oregon Humanities Center, the Teaching and Learning Center, and hundreds of offices for Professors, instructors and staff at the UO. In order to show our appreciation for this important location, the English Department is hosting a PLC photo contest!
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On May 26 in GSH Great Room and 27 in 282 Lillis Hall from 6:30-8:30pm, the ASUO Men’s Center will host the U of O Men’s Story Project (more…)
On Wednesday, May 27 at 4:00pm in 111 Alder Building, Hokulani K. Aikau, Associate Professor of Native Hawaiian and indigenous politics (University of Hawaii at Manoa), will be giving a talk, “In the Olden Days, Hawaiians Didn’t Get Poi from Plastic Bags: Restoring Piko, People, Places, and Practice.” (more…)
On May 27 at 5:00pm in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Ford Lecture Hall and Student Lounge, the JSMAC will host an opening reception for the exhibit, “Archetypes: Animals, Identity, Symbolism,” featuring UO students’ art and a performance by the UO Poetry Slam Team. This event is free and open to the open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
People (view all)
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).
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Writing Associates is a peer-tutoring program established by the English Department over a decade ago to help students in lower-division English literature classes become better writers and to introduce English majors to the profession they are considering joining. Writing Associates are senior English majors selected for their excellence as writers and critical thinkers and trained as writing tutors. (more…)
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Author: Stephanie LeMenager
Living Oil: Petroleum and Culture in the American Century, is a work of environmental cultural studies that engages with a wide spectrum of cultural forms, from museum exhibits and oil industry tours to poetry, documentary film, fiction, still photography, novels and memoirs. The book’s unique focus is the aesthetic, sensory and emotional legacies of petroleum, from its rise to the preeminent modern fossil fuel during World War I through the current era of so-called Tough Oil.