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February 29, 2016

Course Focus: “Life Stories: Wider Worlds”

picture-86CAScade: Magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences recently featured Professor Betsy Wheeler’s upcoming course, “Life Stories: Wider Worlds.”

The course, part of the Disability Studies Initiative and funded by Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education, will bring “together University of Oregon students and people with disabilities in the community to interview each other about their lives and craft a public theater performance from these life stories.” (more…)

UO Think.Play featured in CAScade

1469800_623491294364069_1166833987_nCAScade: Magazine of UO Arts and Sciences features UO Think.Play, in its story, “Get into the Game: Video games as vehicle for literary analysis.”

UO Think.Play is an English Undergraduate Organization-affiliated club dedicated to “dialogue and critical engagement with video games through play.” (more…)

Daily Emerald features Unbound and Art Ducko

(Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

The Daily Emerald features Unbound and Art Ducko in its weekend cover story, “Five places to submit your creative work on campus.”

Pick up your copy in 118 PLC. (more…)

February 12, 2016

English Department Food Drive Silent Auction


The English Department is holding a silent action to help raise funds during the Food for Lane County fund drive.  Department members have a variety of items for you to bid on, from knitted animals to delicious apple butter to comic books.

To place a bid, or just see the options, go to the Auction Website.

The auction begins February 15 and ends at noon Friday, February 26.  Winners will be notified shortly thereafter.  All Items must be paid for and picked up by 4:30 Tuesday, March 1.

January 13, 2016

Climate change meets the humanities in new text by UO team

teachingclimatechangecover-300x526 English graduate students Stephen Siperstein and Shane Hall collaborate with Prof. Stephanie LeMenager on a new textbook: Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities.

Check out the “Around the O” article!

December 9, 2015

UO English Doctoral Candidate Named Eadington Fellow


UO English Doctoral Candidate and UNLV Special Collections and the Center for Gaming Research Eadington Fellow, Danielle Seid, to give a Colloquium talk at UNLV’s Lied Library at 3:00pm on Monday, December 21, 2015. (more…)

December 8, 2015

Sweetly Writ: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Celebrates Shakespeare’s First Folio

1272015_11622_14_010916_Folio_LCIn celebration of the Eugene visit of Shakespeare’s original First Folio, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts will host a performance by actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will perform Shakespeare’s changing versions of excerpts from King Lear on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00pm. Tickets ordered in person at the Ticket Office are free. Ticket is required for admission. (more…)

December 2, 2015

Requirement-satisfying Winter term ENG courses with open spots

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nThere are still a few requirement-satisfying Winter term ENG courses with open spots! (more…)

November 8, 2015

UO English Participates in Launch of UO Disability Studies Minor

11692668_859691084099397_2137422512582921091_nStarting in fall 2016, University of Oregon students can for the first time pursue a Minor or a Graduate Specialization in disability studies as part of their degree programs. The UO Disability Studies Initiative is excited to announce this new interdisciplinary program, which includes courses from across the university in fields like architecture, literature, law, education, gender studies, anthropology, geography, international studies, and arts administration. (more…)

November 3, 2015

In Memoriam: Lawrence Levine

oregana1967_p82_larrylevine.crop_-298x300A remembrance for a victim of the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College, who earned two English degrees from the UO.

Lawrence Peter Levine, 67, was an assistant professor of English at UCC, which allowed him to share his passion for writing with others. He was a writer first and foremost, according to an obituary in The Oregonian, and he completed numerous novels—including a mystery set in the Northwest called “Timber Town”—but none was published. (more…)

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