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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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EUO groups to represent UO English nationally


The English Undergraduate Organization (EUO), will be sending two of its affiliated groups to national events in March.

The UO Poetry Slam, for the first time in Oregon’s history, will send a team to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA to compete at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), the top competition for college slam poets.

In another Oregon first, the Alpha Tau Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society will send six members to the 2015 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Albuquerque, NM. (more…)

London Program Department Scholarship Deadline Extended

LondonStudyThe deadline for departmental scholarships for the UO English Spring in London Program has been extended to January 24, 2015.

Prof. Bohls and AHA are holding a meet-and-greet / informational meeting next Wednesday, January 21 from 6:00-7:00pm in the EMU Oak Room.

Come find out about the scholarships, get help with your applications, and meet the other students who will be joining you in London! (more…)

Gordon Sayre Receives Faculty Excellence Award

picture-68Professor Gordon Sayre is one of thirteen outstanding UO faculty members selected to receive the 2014-2015 Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards.

The recipients were chosen based on scholarly impact within their fields of study, their contributions to program and institutional quality at the University of Oregon, and their academic leadership. (more…)


Work-in-Progress Talk: Sangita Gopal

Jan 28

picture-37UO English presents, “‘Feminist Inc.’ Women Filmmakers and the Social Network’: A Work-in-Progress Talk with Sangita Gopal” on Wednesday, January 28 in 108 PLC (Booth Lounge) at 3:30pm.

Work-in-Progress talks allow UO English faculty the opportunity to share their research with colleagues and students.

Requests for accommodations must be made to Susan Dickens at (541) 346-1543 as soon as possible.

Lecture: Scott Bukatman on Hellboy

Jan 29

photo_on_3-13-14_at_11.44_am_1Scott Bukatman will give a free public lecture, “On Hellboy, Color, and Other Non-Linear Pleasures,” on Thursday, January 29 from 4:00-5:30pm in 182 Lillis Hall.

Professor Bukatman’s talk will address color and non-linear page layouts in comic writer-artist Mike Mignola’s Hellboy series. (more…)

UO Creative Writing Reading Series: Sara Eliza Johnson and Jeffrey Schultz

Feb 19

Pic-Sara-Eliza-Johnson-cropped-2h7728x-150x200Sara Eliza Johnson and Jeffrey Schultz will give a free public reading, February 19 at 8:00pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Each year, the Creative Writing Program, in partnership with The Robert D. Clark Honors College, sponsors an annual reading series featuring writers from all over the country. (more…)


People (view all)

Cameron Lambright

webmail.uoregon.eduCameron Lambright (BA 2003) has just published a new novel, The Young Garden Manifesto (Incandescence Press, 2014). An English major, graduating from Robert D. Clark Honors College, he attended law school in New York, but soon opted to return home to the Pacific Northwest and pursue his calling as a writer. (more…)

Programs (view all)

The University of Oregon Literacy Initiative

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)


The Experimental Impulse in George Meredith’s Fiction

Author:  Richard Stevenson

Richard Stevenson argues that George Meredith as a writer of Victorian fiction is most interesting for us today in the ways in which he wrote against convention–the experimental and transgressive impulse displayed in his treatment of controversial themes, his departures from conventions of genre, and his innovations with narrative technique and representations of consciousness. “The most significant critical book on this author in decades.” Benjamin F. Fisher, University of Mississippi