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June 29, 2016

New Books in Latino Studies Interview: Sarah Wald

picture-1868Lori A. Flores (SUNY Stony Brook) interviews Sarah Wald about her new book, The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Framing since the Dust Bowl (University of Washington Press, 2016) for New Books in Latino Studies. You can listen to this interview online on the New Books Network. (more…)

June 12, 2016

UO English Spring Commencement

553368_134030803410709_1204861302_nUO English Commencement is tomorrow, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Graduates, please gather in the PLC courtyard at 11:30am when staff will hand out name cards. Professor Rossi will call everyone together to line up for the procession at 11:45am.

June 8, 2016

Three Summer Courses with Open Spots!


Session 1: ENG 300:  Introduction to Literary Criticism

Session 2: ENG 399: Ken Kesey

Session 3: ENG 245: 20th Century Poetics and U.S. Social Movements (more…)

May 31, 2016

Summer Session 3 ENG courses with open spots!

13307497_671745962972521_6576842978478245901_nENG 245: 20th Century Poetics and U.S. Social Movements: MTWR 8/15-9/11, 1300-1520. 42633, Luk, Sharon. What can different approaches to poetics tell us about U.S. social movements to organize the meaning and goals of global democracy in the long twentieth century? How does the work of poetry shape, challenge, and/or distinguish itself from other forms of struggle to change the world? Lower Division Elective; Gen Ed multicultural (IP)

May 13, 2016

Fall 2016 New Major Temporary Course Numbers

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nAs UO English puts into effect the revised English Major, we will are using temporary course numbers during Fall 2016 registration.

The temporary course number for the introductory sequence, ENG 301, 302, 303, will be listed as ENG 399: Foundations of the English Major (CRN: 17054).

The temporary course number for the lower-division Genre course, ENG 205, will be listed as ENG 199: Genre: Lyric(s) (CRN: 12063).

Once the actual course numbers are finalized by the Registrar, they will appear on your transcripts as ENG 301: Foundations of the English Major and/or ENG 205 Genre: Lyric(s). (more…)

May 11, 2016

Requirement-satisfying Summer term ENG courses with open spots

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nUO English Upper-Division Summer Courses with Open Spots. Peruse course descriptions here.

  • Summer Session 1
  • ENG 300: Introduction to Literary Criticism (Satisfies Theory/Criticism major requirement): MTWR 6/20-7/17, 1000-1150. CRN 40776, Upton.
  • ENG 325: Literature of the Northwest (Counts toward 1789+): MTWR 6/20-7/17, 1400-1550. 40778, Witte.
  • ENG410/510 Horror and Science Fiction Comics (Counts toward 1789+ or Upper Division Electives): MTWR 6/20-7/17, 1200-1350. 42261, Saunders.

Summer Session 2 (more…)

May 3, 2016

“Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen” in The Oregonian, on KLCC, and at

-5c9d3d7d4092dd03Check out this early coverage of “Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen” in The Oregonian newspaper by reporter Steve Duin.

There is also an interview with Curator Ben Saunders on KLCC 89.7.

New! An article in Eugene Weekly by Aaron Ragan-Fore, “Raising Eyebrows”

April 27, 2016

3rd Annual EUO OSF Trip

masthead-vietgone-746x420UO undergraduates: Join the English Undergraduate Organization for the 3rd Annual trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to see Vietgone, a “brash new comedy” in which “three young Vietnamese immigrants make their way through the bewildering landscape of 1970s America,” on May 7, 2016 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

Here’s how to reserve your spot: (more…)

April 9, 2016

Galway summer program deadline April 15, 2016!

Galway 2016Explore Ireland this summer and earn up to 14 UO credits on the Galway summer program with UO English professor Mark Quigley.  Choose from courses in Irish history, literature, music, theatre, religion, and the Gaelic language and fulfill up to two upper-division English major requirements. You can find more information on the program here ( and here ( (more…)

March 31, 2016

Professor Martha Bayless Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

martha_baylissUO English Professor Martha Bayless, along with her colleague, Debby Banham of the University of Cambridge, was awarded the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Collaborate Research Fellowship. (more…)

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