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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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English Department Food Drive Silent Auction

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The English Department is holding a silent action to help raise funds during the Food for Lane County fund drive.  Department members have a variety of items for you to bid on, from knitted animals to delicious apple butter to comic books.

To place a bid, or just see the options, go to the Auction Website.

The auction begins February 15 and ends at noon Friday, February 26.  Winners will be notified shortly thereafter.  All Items must be paid for and picked up by 4:30 Tuesday, March 1.

Climate change meets the humanities in new text by UO team

teachingclimatechangecover-300x526 English graduate students Stephen Siperstein and Shane Hall collaborate with Prof. Stephanie LeMenager on a new textbook: Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities.

Check out the “Around the O” article!

UO English Doctoral Candidate Named Eadington Fellow

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UO English Doctoral Candidate and UNLV Special Collections and the Center for Gaming Research Eadington Fellow, Danielle Seid, to give a Colloquium talk at UNLV’s Lied Library at 3:00pm on Monday, December 21, 2015. (more…)

Events

Time’s Pencil: Shakespeare After the Folio

Jan 4Mar 28

Time's Pencil, an exhibit in Special Collections; Jan 6 - March 28, 2016

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Knight Library, North Wing, 2nd Floor

January 4-March 28, 2016

This installation explores changes in how Shakespeare’s works were understood, published, and performed and in how the historical figure of Shakespeare himself was thought about in the centuries after the First Folio’s publication in 1623. Learn about Shakespeare’s methods of composition, the many changes to his plays that became standard at the very height of his popularity, the stories and fictions written about him from the 19th century on, and his importance in Eugene over the last 100 years.

See more at: http://jsma.uoregon.edu/ShakespeareEvents

English Department Food Drive Silent Auction

Feb 15Feb 29

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The English Department is holding a silent action to help raise funds during the Food for Lane County fund drive.  Department members have a variety of items for you to bid on, from knitted animals to delicious apple butter to comic books.

To place a bid, or just see the options, go to the Auction Website.

The auction begins February 15 and ends at noon Friday, February 26.  Winners will be notified shortly thereafter.  All Items must be paid for and picked up by 4:30 Tuesday, March 1.

 

 

 

 

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People (view all)

David Sumner

David Sumner David Sumner (PhD, 2000) has been promoted to Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Linfield College, McMinnville, OR.

He published “The Limits of Violence: People and Property in Edward Abbey’s Monkeywrenching Novels,” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4.2 (Fall 2013), and, with Lisa Weidman, “Eco-terrorism or Eco-tage: An Argument for the Proper Frame,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20.4 (Fall 2013).

Programs (view all)

The English Honors Program

The English Honors Program is designed to provide outstanding English majors with some special options for fulfilling Departmental requirements.  The Program should appeal to students interested in the intensive study of literature in small discussion seminars and in independent exploration of a special topic, of their own choosing, under the guidance of a faculty member.  Typically, students spend a major portion of the senior year writing their Honors thesis.

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Faculty Books (view all)

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Chain Saw Sculptor: The Art of J. Chester Armstrong

Author:  Sharon Sherman

Sharon Sherman’s book Chain-Saw Sculptor: The Art of J. Chester Armstrong, published by University Press of Mississippi, 1995, explores the processes of creativity, raises questions about the difference between folk art and fine art, and captures Armstrong’s unique aesthetic sensibilities, outlook on life, his surroundings, and his growing reputation.