“The faculty were invested in my success, which has been a true defining move for me,” she said.
Choreographing Connection: An Interview with Sarah Ebert and Shannon Mockli on their dance duet “sub(terrain)”
Inspired in part by Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer | Article by Kendall SmithENGEnglish
African American Literature Off the Shelf
An Interview with Dr. Mark Whalan
By Lauryn ColeENGEnglish
Centering Black Literature and Culture in the Classroom:ENGEnglish
The Delights of Du Bois
An Interview with Prof. Avinnash TiwariENGEnglish
For many Asian Americans, graphic novels are way to explore history, fight racism
Graphic novels can have the same intimacy as diaries, one author said.ENGEnglish
Most historians have chosen to ignore a certain early English queen, because all historical accounts of her life are full of salacious stories about sex and scandal, stories that are so dramatic they are obviously untrue.ENGEnglish
Earlier this year, the University of Oregon announced it would observe Veterans Day as a holiday, giving students, faculty and staff time to reflect on what this holiday means to them.
With its roots in Armistice Day, which celebrates the end of World War I, Veterans Day in the U.S. honors military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
To highlight the student-veteran experience in the English major at UO, UO English is featuring Michael Ogata (BA English 2021) who served in the U.S. Army before arriving at the University of Oregon. His story invites us all to reflect on the experiences of student-veterans.ENGEnglish
Delaney Dannert is an undergraduate at University of Oregon working towards her bachelor’s degree in English.ENGEnglish
As new students experience their first writing courses of 2021, we asked Director of the Composition Program, Nick Recktenwald, about the focus of the department and how his leadership will shape the future of the program.ENGEnglish
WSCR Minor: Write, Speak, Think
Continue Your StoryENGEnglishENGEnglishENGEnglish
Are you interested in receiving online support over the course of the term for your work in English, Honors College, or AEIS course? Then you are eligible to access the Writing Associates Online Tutorial services.
Here’s how it works:
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.
Featured Minor: Digital Humanities
Open to students in all majors, the Digital Humanities Minor explores what happens when the humanities meets the digital age.
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/.
The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.
In following the Indigenous protocol of acknowledging the original people of the land we occupy, we also extend our respect to the nine federally recognized Indigenous nations of Oregon: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We express our respect to the many more tribes who have ancestral connections to this territory, as well as to all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home. Hayu masi.