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August 1, 2016

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…)

July 7, 2016

Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical public theater performance.

LifeStoriesFlyer (1)-page-001Last spring, ENG 399: Life Stories brought together UO students and people with disabilities in the community to interview each other about their lives and craft a public theater performance on from these life stories. View the video of Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical here.

View photos of the spring term rehearsals and the June 3, 2016 public performance. (more…)

June 29, 2016

New Books in Latino Studies Interview: Sarah Wald

picture-1868Lori 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…)

June 12, 2016

UO English Spring Commencement

553368_134030803410709_1204861302_nUO English Commencement is tomorrow, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Graduates, please gather in the PLC courtyard at 11:30am when staff will hand out name cards. Professor Rossi will call everyone together to line up for the procession at 11:45am.

June 8, 2016

Three Summer Courses with Open Spots!


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…)

May 31, 2016

Summer Session 3 ENG courses with open spots!

13307497_671745962972521_6576842978478245901_nENG 245: 20th Century Poetics and U.S. Social Movements: MTWR 8/15-9/11, 1300-1520. 42633, Luk, Sharon. What can different approaches to poetics tell us about U.S. social movements to organize the meaning and goals of global democracy in the long twentieth century? How does the work of poetry shape, challenge, and/or distinguish itself from other forms of struggle to change the world? Lower Division Elective; Gen Ed multicultural (IP)

May 13, 2016

Fall 2016 New Major Temporary Course Numbers

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nAs UO English puts into effect the revised English Major, we will are using temporary course numbers during Fall 2016 registration.

The temporary course number for the introductory sequence, ENG 301, 302, 303, will be listed as ENG 399: Foundations of the English Major (CRN: 17054).

The temporary course number for the lower-division Genre course, ENG 205, will be listed as ENG 199: Genre: Lyric(s) (CRN: 12063).

Once the actual course numbers are finalized by the Registrar, they will appear on your transcripts as ENG 301: Foundations of the English Major and/or ENG 205 Genre: Lyric(s). (more…)

May 11, 2016

Requirement-satisfying Summer term ENG courses with open spots

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nUO English Upper-Division Summer Courses with Open Spots. Peruse course descriptions here.

  • Summer Session 1
  • ENG 300: Introduction to Literary Criticism (Satisfies Theory/Criticism major requirement): MTWR 6/20-7/17, 1000-1150. CRN 40776, Upton.
  • ENG 325: Literature of the Northwest (Counts toward 1789+): MTWR 6/20-7/17, 1400-1550. 40778, Witte.
  • ENG410/510 Horror and Science Fiction Comics (Counts toward 1789+ or Upper Division Electives): MTWR 6/20-7/17, 1200-1350. 42261, Saunders.

Summer Session 2 (more…)

May 3, 2016

“Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen” in The Oregonian, on KLCC, and at

-5c9d3d7d4092dd03Check out this early coverage of “Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen” in The Oregonian newspaper by reporter Steve Duin.

There is also an interview with Curator Ben Saunders on KLCC 89.7.

New! An article in Eugene Weekly by Aaron Ragan-Fore, “Raising Eyebrows”

April 27, 2016

3rd Annual EUO OSF Trip

masthead-vietgone-746x420UO undergraduates: Join the English Undergraduate Organization for the 3rd Annual trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to see Vietgone, a “brash new comedy” in which “three young Vietnamese immigrants make their way through the bewildering landscape of 1970s America,” on May 7, 2016 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

Here’s how to reserve your spot: (more…)

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