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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

English Undergraduate Organization partners with Unbound Magazine to publish anthology issue

Unbound AnthologyWorking with the English Undergraduate Organization (EUO) and the UO Art Department, Unbound: UO’s Official Literary-Arts Magazine has published an anthology of art, fiction, poetry, and award-winning critical essays by UO English undergraduates. The issue will be released during Week of Welcome at the EUO’s information table at the EMU Fishbowl from 10:00am-3:00pm. (more…)

UO English on YouTube

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The English Department has a new YouTube presence!

We’re curating videos from English faculty DUKTalks, faculty and student interviews from UO Today, and members of our student Poetry Slam Team. (more…)

English Majors named to the Spring 2014 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the English Majors named to the Spring 2014 term dean’s list!
Each term, the University of Oregon names its top students to the dean’s list in recognition of their academic achievements.

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Events

EUO at WOW

Sep 22Oct 1

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The English Undergraduate Organization will host a Week of Welcome information table at the EMU Fishbowl on Thursday, September 25 from 10:00am-3:00pm. The EUO will distribute information about UO English and calendars for all of the organization’s extracurricular activities for the term, including UO Poetry Slam events, EUO Reading Group, and Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society. You may also pick up a copy of Unbound: UO’s Official Literary-Arts Magazine latest anthology issue and find out how you can participate in Unbound.

UO English participates in SAIL 2014

Oct 1

cropped-Eng-Journ-GROUP-PIC-2-1tp4vhrOnce again, UO English will participate in UO’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL). Organized by Connie Wonham and department head, Karen Ford, UO English will host local high school seniors who came to campus for a week to hone their writing skills and prepare for the college essay and application process.

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Spring 2014 Commencement

Oct 1

082On June 16, UO English graduated 122 majors, sixteen MA candidates, and twelve PhD candidates. (more…)

Features

People (view all)

Presidential Research Lecture: Gordon Sayre

IMG_1063On March 4, UO professor of English Gordon Sayre delivered the Spring 2014 Presidential Research Lecture: “Lines and Voices: Maps and Narratives in 18th Century Middle America.”

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Programs (view all)

History of the UO Composition Program

Clarify Your Vision, Then Write: Reflections on the History of the University of Oregon Composition Program tells the story of how writing has been taught to UO undergraduates since the founding of the University in 1876.  Written by Professor John Gage, this booklet traces the continuity of the program’s focus on progressive rhetorical pedagogy and argumentative writing, and the changes that have made the program what it is today.  (more…)

Faculty Books (view all)

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Race, Manhood, and Modernism in America

Author:  Mark Whalan.

This book offers the first extended comparison between American writersSherwood Anderson (1876-1941) and Jean Toomer (1894-1967), and their development of unique visions of how race, gender, and region would betransformed as America entered an age of mass consumerism and ruraldecline.