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.
Congratulations to the English Majors named to the winter 2013 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. During the 2013 winter term, 1,517 UO students qualified for this honor. The Dean’s List is compiled for fall, winter and spring terms. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 15 credits for the term; 12 of the 15 credits must be graded with a GPA of 3.75 or better. Total undergraduate enrollment for the term was 19,786. Dean’s List
Congratulations to our Honor Roll members for Winter 2013! Honor Roll
Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average in English courses over the last three terms of 3.70 or better, who have taken at least 18 ENG classes at the University of Oregon earn a place on the English Department Honor Roll. Seniors on the Honor Roll will be recognized at the English Department Commencement.
English Major, Martin Larson-Xu, was awarded the Swig Essay Prize for the best undergraduate essay submitted to an English class during the winter term. Martin’s winning essay, “Means Something, Language of Flow: Music, Noise, and Conceptual Art in the ‘Sirens’ Episode of Ulysses,”was written for Peul Peppis’s ENG 479: James Joyce course. In 2007, Mary and Steven Swig (BA, 1963) of San Francisco created an endowment to fund the annual prize. The award carries a cash prize of $500.
Congratulations to Martin and the other nominees: Kerani Arpaia, Joseph Bitney, Chad Crabtree, Sarah Murphy, Andrew Naugle, Colleen Nguyen,Dylan Thompson, Robyn Vance, and Joshua Zirl. (more…)
Commencement Ltr 2013 The University of Oregon’s 2013 Commencement will be held on Monday, June 17th at 9:00 a.m. in the Matthew Knight Arena.
The English Department Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, June 17th at 3:00 p.m. on the Memorial Quad. The departmental ceremony will include those who graduated Summer 2012 through Winter 2013 and those who have applied Spring 2013 and Summer 2013.
If you will finish Spring term with 12 credits or less to complete your degree and you will complete those credits during Summer term you are eligible to walk in the English Department Commencement Ceremony. You will need to apply for your degree by May 17th in order to receive information from the department about the ceremony.
To be included in the English Department Commencement Program; you must apply for your degree by the deadline; April 28th or, if graduating in at the end of summer term, by May 5th. E-mails will be sent in early May to students who have applied for their degree by the deadline.
If you have any special needs, please let Susan Dickens, Commencement Coordinator, know as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I discovered Thomas More’s polemical writings a few years before I retired in 2000 and thus had the good luck to start out on a wholly new research project at the time I departed from teaching and department responsibilities. What I found is that these polemical works are light years from the universe of Utopia, the universe of the Renaissance and Humanism, because, of course, Reformation polemic is much more Scholastic and disputatious than any of the forms of Humanistic discourse. More excelled at both, but my interests settled in the disputatious zone, the zone of Responsio ad Lutherum and A Dialogue concerning Heresies. (more…)
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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…)