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.
English major Sarah Hovet is featured in Around the O and in a national University of Oregon commercial, which includes an original poem. Around the O shares her story: “The Architect of Her Own Experience.”
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.
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Christine 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…)
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In Spring 2012, the Composition Program convened its inaugural meeting of the Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB). Seven current or former students of Writing 121, 122 and 123–each one nominated by his or her writing teacher–shared suggestions, constructive critiques, and ideas about the Composition Program. (more…)