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November 8, 2015

UO English Participates in Launch of UO Disability Studies Minor

11692668_859691084099397_2137422512582921091_nStarting in fall 2016, University of Oregon students can for the first time pursue a Minor or a Graduate Specialization in disability studies as part of their degree programs. The UO Disability Studies Initiative is excited to announce this new interdisciplinary program, which includes courses from across the university in fields like architecture, literature, law, education, gender studies, anthropology, geography, international studies, and arts administration. (more…)

November 3, 2015

In Memoriam: Lawrence Levine

oregana1967_p82_larrylevine.crop_-298x300A remembrance for a victim of the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College, who earned two English degrees from the UO.

Lawrence Peter Levine, 67, was an assistant professor of English at UCC, which allowed him to share his passion for writing with others. He was a writer first and foremost, according to an obituary in The Oregonian, and he completed numerous novels—including a mystery set in the Northwest called “Timber Town”—but none was published. (more…)

October 6, 2015

UO English Offers Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nThe University of Oregon’s English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications for a 2016-18 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions. Position Announcement: (more…)

September 28, 2015

UO English adds spots to in-demand ENG courses

New app_smallerUO English is pleased to announce that due to high demand, the department has added spots to a number of ENG 100-, 200-, and 300-level courses. Check DuckWeb now for courses with open seats.

September 16, 2015

In Memoriam: Olivia Smith

3308851Olivia Kathryn Smith died unexpectedly in Seattle, Washington on September 3, 2015 at the age of 22 years.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Pastor Bill Carr to officiate the service. (more…)

September 14, 2015

Spring 2015 Commencement

New app_smallerOn June 15, 2015, UO English graduated 164 majors, twenty-three MA candidates, and thirteen PhD candidates. Congratulations, graduates! Professor David Vázquez delivered the commencement address (more…)

September 1, 2015


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August 31, 2015

UO English Grad Student, Diana Martinez, discusses narco cinema and Netflix’s Narcos in Slate

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nUO English graduate student and Slate contributor Diana Martinez discusses the new Netflix series Narcos, the relationship between myth and politics, and the value of narco cinema in her review essay, “Netflix’s Narcos Is Harrowing, Surreal, and Exactly the Portrayal of the Drug War We Needed.” (more…)

“Studying Comics from A(nt-Man) to Z(odiac)”: Professor Ben Saunders’ Origin Story

saundersweb The latest issue of the UO Alumni Association Newsletter features UO English Professor Ben Saunders who discusses his love of comics and the founding of the UO English Comics and Cartoon Studies minor, the first of its kind in the nation. (more…)

August 13, 2015

UO English Newsletter now available

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_n2014-2015 UO English Department Newsletter is now available! Read about all the great things UO English accomplished this year, including Shakespeare’s First Folio visit to UO. (more…)

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