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September 28, 2015

UO English adds spots to in-demand ENG courses

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nUO 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…)

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…)

April 21, 2015

University of Oregon to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016


The University of Oregon has been selected as the host site for the state of Oregon for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is bringing a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. (more…)

Audio Available for “Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson”

Hands Up and BreatheThe audio recording of last month’s “Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson” on Friday, March 13 from 300-4:30pm in Gerlinger Lounge is now available. You can listen to the MP3 of the proceedings here. (more…)

April 13, 2015

“We Love PLC” Photo Contest!

Welcome to the official page of the University of Oregon English Department’s “We Love PLC” Photo Contest! As many of you know, Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, or PLC,  is not the most beautiful building on campus, but PLC is home to important offices like the Department of English, Oregon Humanities Center, the Teaching and Learning Center, and hundreds of offices for Professors, instructors and staff at the UO. In order to show our appreciation for this important location, the English Department is hosting a PLC photo contest!Photo by Erica Lambright

UPDATE: The PLC photo contest has ended! Here are the winners:


April 7, 2015

UO English Welcomes New Department Head

picture-80This term, the English Department bids farewell to one Department Head and welcomes another. With Karen Ford’s recent appointment as Associate Dean of the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department is delighted to welcome David J. Vázquez as our new Department Head. (more…)

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