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”
The 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.
Also, while he was here for the event, Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, sat for an interview with UO English professor Paul Peppis, for UO Today. Watch the interview here. (more…)
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!
Basic Contest Guidelines:
Choose from courses in Irish history, literature, music, art history, theatre, and the Gaelic language and fulfill up to two upper-division English major requirements. (more…)
This 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…)
The Daily Emerald featured the UO Poetry Slam Team in its story, “Interested in creative writing? Here’s how to get involved.” (more…)
The UO English Department sponsored the 2015 Kingsley Weatherhead Lecture in Shakespeare Studies, “Know Your Foods: Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and the Question of the Local,” by Frances Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California at Davis, on February 19, 2015. (more…)
The Annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive has begun and will run through February 27. This drive is the Oregon Food Bank’s largest food and fund drive of the year. Our goal this year is to raise 200,000 pounds. Food barrels will be available in the main English office (118 PLC)
Oregon continues to have one of the highest hunger rates in the country. As a result of growing levels of long-term unemployment, more than one in three Lane County residents (39%) is eligible for emergency food assistance. For the third year in a row, Oregon has the nation’s highest rate (29% ) for child hunger. In Lane County, 53% of the children quality for free/reduced school meals.
You can help: (more…)
Congratulations to the English Majors named to the fall 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.
During the 2014 fall term, 1,420 UO students qualified for this honor. (more…)
CAScade: Magazine of UO Arts and Sciences’ feature story, “Holy Scholarship: Revealing the secret identity of comics as a super field of study,” showcases the Comics and Cartoon Studies minor at the University of Oregon, the first such program in the nation. (more…)