Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Oregon. Our nearly 50 full-time faculty members are committed to offering students a broad foundation in traditional British, American, and Anglophone literary studies, as well as intensive coursework in interdisciplinary studies, emerging media, and current critical methodologies. Learn more about the people and programs of the English Department by exploring our website, or contact us via email.
Professor Emeritus George Wickes featured in the “The Vietnam War” documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
UO English Professor Emeritus George Wickes will appear in episode one of The Vietnam War, the highly anticipated documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Around the O profiles his careers as spy and literary scholar.
English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature to begin fall 2018.
The University of Oregon’s English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature to begin fall 2018. Position Announcement: (more…)
ENG 105: Intro to Literature: Drama (CRN: 42388), William Fogarty. Gen Ed (A&L); Major II: Lower-Division Elective
Drama is a literary art. In this course, we will focus on the literary aspects of seven plays (more…)
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Joel Ekdahl (BA 2015) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2015. This is the text of his commencement speech delivered to his English peers at the 2015 English Department Commencement on the 15th of June 2015.
I would like to start by doing something that we as English majors so often do and that is to challenge an assumption. (more…)
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The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program increases opportunities for students, inside and outside of prison, to have transformative learning experiences that emphasize collaboration and dialogue, inviting participants to take leadership in addressing crime, justice, and other issues of social concern. Inside-Out courses are taught to a mix of undergraduates (“outside” students) inmates (“inside” students) at the correctional institutions at which the courses are offered.
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Editor: William Rossi
One of fourteen projected volumes of Henry Thoreau’s Journal in the Princeton Edition of his writings, Journal 6: 1853, edited by William Rossi, records how Thoreau divided his energies during this period between increasingly professional field studies as a naturalist in Concord and the revision of his Walden manuscript: two imaginative projects that fed one another.