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Stories, Histories, Justice

Welcome to the website of the Department of English, a member of the College of Arts and Sciences and one of the largest programs on campus. We are a community of students and teacher-scholars passionate about storytelling, rhetoric, and interpretation.

We believe that words, images, and narratives change the world—that they can stimulate or lull into complacency, mystify or inform, alienate or uplift, enslave or empower. In our 475 undergraduate and graduate courses led by 60 full-time faculty members, we explore how writers, cultures, and institutions tell the stories that shape people’s very different experiences, for better or worse. Thus, we study literature, writing, critical thinking, and ethical research practices to construct a just future.

To this end, our undergraduate and graduate programs feature courses in traditional fields and techniques as well as distinctive offerings in environmental humanities, comics studies, medical humanities, disability studies, digital humanities, and the study of race and ethnicity.

Please search through our site or contact us to learn more about how you can join our efforts to read our culture and work toward social justice.


As a member of the University of Oregon community, you have the right to learn, work, and live in an environment free of discrimination and hate. We all have a responsibility to maintain an environment free of prohibited harassment and discrimination. Resources are readily available here on campus for all students, faculty, and staff: https://respect.uoregon.edu/. 

Come support our renowned slam poetry team as they prepare for the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

PLC Lobby, 11:00AM - 4:00PM, Tuesday, March 5th and Thursday, March 7th

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Click to read this week's installment on exciting careers in DH and the Data / Media / Digital Graduate Symposium, featuring UO English grads Ally Baker, Caela Fenton, and Leslie Selcer!

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Join Ulrick Casimir at the Duck Store for readings from his exciting short story collection!

The Duck Store (13th and Kincaid), 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 16th

 

Stop by Whirled Pies on 8th Ave to honor the life and legacy of Professor Coleman

6:00-9:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2019

 

Oregon nonprofit Honoring Our New Ethnic Youth (H.O ...

Click to learn more about the English honorary's landmark year and fundraising efforts!

 

 

Please join us in supporting UO English's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta as it raises ...

Check out these exciting opportunities with Sigma Tau Delta and UO Poetry Slam.

 

Hoping to deepen your experiences in the English major? Search no further! The Writing Associates ...