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.
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…)
UO English and Folklore Professor Lisa Gilman’s new book, My Music, My War: Listening Habits of the U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, examines what soldiers listen to both during and after war. (more…)
C. Dale Young is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Halo (Four Way Books 2016). (more…)
Please join us for a fascinating look at the intersections of race, popular culture, and the publishing industry in the first half of the twentieth century.
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Born and raised in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Chinelo Okparantareceived her BS from Pennsylvania State University, her MA from Rutgers University, and her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A Colgate University Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Fiction as well as a recipient of the University of Iowa’s Provost’s Postgraduate Fellowship in Fiction, Okparanta was nominated for a US Artists Fellowship in 2012. (more…)
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Christine Senavsky (BA English, BMus Music Performance 2016) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2016. This is the text of her commencement speech delivered to her English peers at the 2016 English Department Commencement on the 13th of June 2016.
“Studying English is no mere jaunt through the classics’ corridors.” (more…)
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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…)
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Author: Lisa Gilman
In the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, recent technological developments in music listening enabled troops to carry vast amounts of music with them and easily acquire new music, for themselves and to share with their fellow troops as well as friends and loved ones far away. This ethnographic study examines U.S. troops’ musical-listening habits during and after war, and the accompanying fear, domination, violence, isolation, pain, and loss that troops experienced.
My Music, My War is a moving ethnographic account of what war was like for those most intimately involved. It shows how individuals survive in the messy webs of conflicting thoughts and emotions that are intricately part of the moment-to-moment and day-to-day phenomenon of war, and the pervasive memories in its aftermath. It gives fresh insight into musical listening as it relates to social dynamics, gender, community formation, memory, trauma, and politics.