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.
Lori A. Flores (SUNY Stony Brook) interviews Sarah Wald about her new book, The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Framing since the Dust Bowl (University of Washington Press, 2016) for New Books in Latino Studies. You can listen to this interview online on the New Books Network. (more…)
Session 1: ENG 300: Introduction to Literary Criticism
Session 2: ENG 399: Ken Kesey
Session 3: ENG 245: 20th Century Poetics and U.S. Social Movements (more…)
The University of Oregon hosts a number of Week of Welcome (WOW) activities and programs before classes begin to introduce students to our campus community. (more…)
Wednesday, September 28, the EUO will table in the PLC courtyard 12:00-4:00pm. Stop by to meet EUO, ∑T∆, UO Poetry Slam, Think.Play, Unbound magazine, and Art Duckomagazine and get FREE COFFEE & COOKIES!
Wednesday’s tabling event will be followed by the First-Year Orientation and social event for new and returning students from 6:00-8:00pm in the PLC lobby. Come meet fellow English majors and related minors, hear from EUO, ∑T∆, UO Poetry Slam, Think.Play, Unbound Magazine, and Art Ducko Magazine , and eat FREE FOOD! 6:00-8:00pm in the PLC lobby. (more…)
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Joel 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 peersat 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…)
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The University of Oregon Literacy Initiative is a community-based education program of the UO English Department. UOLI was founded in 1998. A college student in a UOLI course completes an internship that dovetails with the course’s curriculum. Practical service in the community enriches academic learning in the classroom. Students can choose from a wide variety of community partners, including K-12 schools, the juvenile detention center, the Boys and Girls Club, the CTL Reading Clinic, Nearby Nature, and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. (more…)
Faculty Books (view all)
Edited by John Gage
The scholarly essays in this collection testify to the enduring legacy of The New Rhetoric, the 20th-century’s most important treatise on argumentation. Contributors from around the world discuss concepts from the treatise and apply them to an understanding of practical reasoning. The book derives from the international Promise of Reason Conference held at the University of Oregon in 2008 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of The New Rhetoric.