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October 31, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Annual Toiletry Drive

toiletrydribe-1mpxalz-231x300October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and, in cooperation with the ASUO Women’s Center, UO English is once again taking contributions for the annual toiletry drive. A purple bin is available in the main English office (118 PLC) for donations. All of the donations will benefit Womenspace and First Place Family Center.  They are looking for full sized toiletries, but will accept all donations. (more…)

October 30, 2014

Gordon Sayre Receives Faculty Excellence Award

picture-68Professor Gordon Sayre is one of thirteen outstanding UO faculty members selected to receive the 2014-2015 Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards.

The recipients were chosen based on scholarly impact within their fields of study, their contributions to program and institutional quality at the University of Oregon, and their academic leadership. (more…)

October 14, 2014

UO English major, Jason Irrgang, featured in CAScade

JasonIrrgang-300x200CAScade: Magazine of UO Arts and Sciences feature story, “Big Daddies, Little Sisters,” highlights UO English major, Jason Irrgang’s research on gender and the video game Bioshock for his UO English honors thesis. (more…)

September 21, 2014

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…)

July 29, 2014

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…)

July 25, 2014

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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July 14, 2014

UO English “Cultures of Climate Change” graduate seminar continues to garner national interest

CLIMATENOVELS-master675This week, both The Huffington Post and The Washington Post mentioned UO English Professor Stephanie LeMenager’s graduate seminar, “Cultures of Climate Change,” in stories about the emerging genre of “cli-fi.”

This is not the first time LeMenager’s seminar has attracted national media attention. (more…)

July 6, 2014

English major Cassie Lahmann featured in CAScade story about teaching philosophy to fourth graders

4thGradeClassroom-700x394CAScade: Magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences recently featured English major Cassie Lahmann (class of 2014) in a story about Philosophy 399: Teaching Children Philosophy. The course is part of a collaboration between the Department of Philosophy and the College of Education to prepare undergraduates to encourage philosophical thinking among children. Read the full story.

 

July 5, 2014

CAScade features Professor Betsy Wheeler’s research in disability studies

picture-86CAScade: Magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences recently featured Professor Betsy Wheeler’s forthcoming book, HandiLand: Kids with Disabilities in Literature and New Media, which examines contemporary understandings of disability as revealed through contemporary teen and children’s literature, online communities, parents’ oral histories, and politicians’ speeches. (more…)

July 2, 2014

Professor Stephanie LeMenager interviewed by Time Magazine

godzilla-illustrationTime Magazine reporter Lily Rothman interviewed UO English Professor Stephanie LeMenager for the May 19 issue of Time in her review of the summer blockbuster, Godzilla. Rothman links the movie to the emerging genre of “cli-fi.”

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