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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

Up to $1500 for English majors to be a part of the summer program in Galway, Ireland!

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nExplore Ireland this summer and earn up to 14 UO credits on the Galway summer program directed by UO English professor Mark Quigley.  English majors are eligible to apply for Tims Ellis scholarships of up to $1500 to support their participation on the program. (more…)

UO English Professor Emeritus Edwin Coleman Passes Away

picture-22The Eugene Register-Guard reported January 21, 2017, that UO English Professor Emeritus, Edwin Coleman, has passed away. He was 84 years old. (more…)

Winter 2017 university and major requirement-satisfying ENG courses with open seats!

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nThere is still room in four Winter 2017 university and major requirement-satisfying ENG courses!

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…)

Events

Spoken Word Performance: Denice Frohman

Apr 26, 7:30 pm

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Collins Distinguished Speaker’s Lecture: Laura Kipnis

May 2, 7:30 pm

image003The Collins Distinguished Speaker’s Lecture: “Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus; Intellectual Freedom Takes a Hike” by Laura Kipnis. The lecture will followed by a conversation with Professor Kipnis and Collins Professor David Leiwei Li, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The lecture takes place in 182 Lillis Business Complex at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

Campus Visit: Matt De La Peña

May 4, 10:00 am5:30 pm

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Features

People (view all)

Joel Ekdahl

Profile PicJoel Ekdahl (BA 2015) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2015. This is the text of his commencement speech delivered to his English peers at the 2015 English Department Commencement on the 15th of June 2015.

I would like to start by doing something that we as English majors so often do and that is to challenge an assumption. (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)

whalan.toomer

The Letters of Jean Toomer

Author: Mark Whalan

Jean Toomer was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance and in the  twentieth-century modernist movement, and this represents the first-ever  annotated collection of his correspondence. The letters included in the  volume were written in the five years surrounding Toomer’s publication  of his seminal work, Cane, and lend unique insight into the life,  aesthetics, politics, and work of a central figure in American  literature of the early twentieth century. (more…)