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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

UO English on YouTube

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The English Department has a new YouTube presence!

We’re curating videos from English faculty DUKTalks, faculty and student interviews from UO Today, and members of our student Poetry Slam Team. See Professor Martha Bayless’s talk, “How to Tweet From Another Century,” Professor Ben Saunders trace the history of “The Birth of the Superhero,” English 2014 Valedictorian Joseph Bitney on scholarships and pursuing an English PhD,  or English major Alex Dang’s TEDxUO Talk: “Tell me about yourself–stories through poetry.” (more…)

English Majors named ot the Spring 2014 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the English Majors named to the Spring 2014 term dean’s list!
Each term, the University of Oregon names its top students to the dean’s list in recognition of their academic achievements.

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UO English “Cultures of Climate Change” graduate seminar continues to garner national interest

CLIMATENOVELS-master675This week, both The Huffington Post and The Washington Post mentioned UO English Professor Stephanie LeMenager’s graduate seminar, “Cultures of Climate Change,” in stories about the emerging genre of “cli-fi.”

This is not the first time LeMenager’s seminar has attracted national media attention. (more…)

Events

UO English participates in SAIL 2014

Jun 24Aug 31

cropped-Eng-Journ-GROUP-PIC-2-1tp4vhrOnce again, UO English will participate in UO’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL). Organized by Connie Wonham and department head, Karen Ford, UO English will host local high school seniors who came to campus for a week to hone their writing skills and prepare for the college essay and application process.

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Spring 2014 Commencement

Jun 25Sep 1

082On June 16, UO English graduated 122 majors, sixteen MA candidates, and twelve PhD candidates. Professor Karen Ford delivered the opening address, encouraging graduates to rely on their training in language, literature, and culture “to think deeply about the construction of character through depictions of the human struggle to find value and ways to live in the world.” Congratulations, graduates! Several students received special recognition at the ceremony: (more…)

Spring 2014 Festivities

Jun 26Aug 31

On June 4, UO English celebrated the end of the year, recognizing student and faculty accomplishments at a reception in the Knight Library Browsing Room. The celebration was inaugurated by the UO Poetry Slam Team, which treated the department to a performance by team co-captain, Alex Dang. (more…)

Features

People (view all)

Dan Tannacito

Tannacito picDan Tannacito (DA ’70; PhD ’72) retired recently (2012) as Emeritus Professor of English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) after 35 years of teaching and research. He was a Distinguished Professor of Teaching at IUP, a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, Director of Graduate Studies in Composition & TESOL, and Director of the American Language Institute for 30 years.  (more…)

Programs (view all)

WSCR

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…)

Faculty Books (view all)

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Race, Manhood, and Modernism in America

Author:  Mark Whalan.

This book offers the first extended comparison between American writersSherwood Anderson (1876-1941) and Jean Toomer (1894-1967), and their development of unique visions of how race, gender, and region would betransformed as America entered an age of mass consumerism and ruraldecline.