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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.

                                              

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Summer 2017 university & major requirement-satisfying ENG courses with open seats!

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nThis summer, ENG is offering classic and new summer courses. There is still room in five university and major requirement-satisfying courses.

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…)

ENG Research and Writing Internship Application Deadline 5/19

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nIf you are interested in participating in the ENG Research and Writing Internship, please submit your letter of interest to Dr. Upton (cupton@uoregon.edu) by Friday, May 19 at 5:00pm.

Your letter of interest should include the following:

  • Why you are interested?
  • What you hope to gain from participation?
  • What level of participation can you commit to during 2017-2018?

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2017 English Commencement

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The English Department will be holding its 2017 commencement ceremony 12:30 P.M., Monday, June 19.  Please fill out the form at https://english.uoregon.edu/2017-english-commencement by 11:59 P.M., May 18 to have your name included in the English Department Commencement Program.

Congratulations, graduates!

Events

UO Disability Awareness 2017 Speaker: Maysoon Zayid

Jun 2, 6:00 pm

ZayidMason Zayid (comedian, disability advocate, actress, writer) will deliver a talk on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:00pm in Straub 156.Light refreshments and snacks at 5:00pm. (more…)

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People (view all)

Christine Senavsky

Senavsky 2016 ValecictorianChristine Senavsky (BA English, BMus Music Performance 2016) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2016. This is the text of her commencement speech delivered to her English peers at the 2016 English Department Commencement on the 13th of June 2016.

“Studying English is no mere jaunt through the classics’ corridors.” (more…)

Programs (view all)

The English Honors Program

The English Honors Program is designed to provide outstanding English majors with some special options for fulfilling Departmental requirements.  The Program should appeal to students interested in the intensive study of literature in small discussion seminars and in independent exploration of a special topic, of their own choosing, under the guidance of a faculty member.  Typically, students spend a major portion of the senior year writing their Honors thesis.

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Faculty Books (view all)

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Journal 6: 1853

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.