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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 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…)

Music and War: Lisa Gilman studies soldiers’ playlists

picture-35UO 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…)

Events

Reading: Rick Barot

Feb 23, 8:00 pm9:00 pm

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Rick Barot a 2016 Guggenheim recipient, has published three books of poetry with Sarabande Books: The Darker Fall (2002), Want (2008), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize, and Chord (2015).  (more…)

Reading: C. Dale Young

Apr 13, 8:00 pm

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C. Dale Young is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Halo (Four Way Books 2016).   (more…)

Reading: Chinelo Okparanta

May 11, 8:00 pm

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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…)

Features

People (view all)

Christine Senavsky

Senavsky 2016 ValecictorianChristine 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…)

Programs (view all)

The Center for Teaching Writing

The Center for Teaching Writing, an outreach partner of the English Department’s Composition Program, provides students with opportunities to improve their writing in college and faculty with resources for including more student writing in their courses.  It also functions as a research outreach component for the study of teaching argumentative writing. (more…)

Faculty Books (view all)

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The Unruly Woman

Author:  Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
In her book The Unruly Woman, Kathleen Karlyn explores how the unruly woman, often a voluptuous, noisy joke-making rebel or “woman on top”, uses humor and excess to undermine patriarchal norms and authority.