English Major

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Wojcik, Daniel

Explores the relationship between folklore and popular culture; examines a diversity of approaches to the analysis of "common culture" including urban legends, comics, cultural performances, youth culture, Internet folklore, street art, and other forms of expression as these relate to various... (read more)

12035

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as aesthetic objects that engage with communities identified by class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. It considers both the effects of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination on media and filmmaking practices and modes of reception that... (read more)

12036

Instructor: Purnama, Ari

This course explores the fundamentals of film and media aesthetics, including narrative, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound. By learning how to analyze film and utilize proper cinematic language, students will begin to critically understand film as... (read more)

12037

Ok, HyeRyoung

This course explores the fundamentals of film and media aesthetics, including narrative, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound. By learning how to analyze film and utilize proper cinematic language, students will begin to critically understand film as an art form and a product of... (read more)

12038

People respond to movies in different ways, and there are many reasons for this. We have all stood in the lobby of a theater and heard conflicting opinions from people who have just seen the same film. Some loved it, some hated it, some found it just OK. Perhaps we've thought, "What do they know... (read more)

12042

ENG 106 is an introduction to poetry, one of the major genres in literary studies. Through careful analysis of some of the most exciting poems by major writers and performers, students will be challenged to explain not only what a given poem might mean to its readers and listeners, but also how... (read more)

12045

Public Speaking as a Liberal Art gives students a foundation in the classical principles of rhetoric and teaches application of these arts to contemporary contexts. Students will have multiple opportunities to practice engaged public speaking and learn to craft effective arguments on self-... (read more)

12046

Southworth, Helen

In this class, we’ll explore different forms of life-writing: biography, autobiography, and memoir. We will begin with several short pieces and consider ‘life writing’ as a form. We’ll read extracts from Hermione Lee’s Biography: A Short Introduction and Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir. We’ll read... (read more)

12051

Thorsson, Courtney

This course is a survey of writings by African American authors. Studying fiction, essays, and poetry, we will read representative texts to consider whether there are specific formal and thematic elements that characterize an African American literary tradition. We will consider how these texts... (read more)

12052

Kaufman, Heidi

English 250 is an introductory course to Digital Humanities, or DH—a field that explores the intersection of digital culture and the humanities. We live in a time when the written word is undergoing a revolution. The rise of audio dramas and podcasts, e-books, webpages, audible books, and even... (read more)

12053

Kaufman, Heidi; Laskaya, C. Anne; Wood, Mary

The Foundations of the English Major is a two-course sequence (ENG 303 and either ENG 304 or ENG 305) that introduces students to the discipline of English as it is practiced at the University of Oregon. The sequence provides English majors with a common intellectual experience and a foundation... (read more)

12061

Brundan, Katherine

More women than men wrote novels during the nineteenth century - and when they did, they had to navigate a world haunted by the suffocating shadow of the Angel of the House (as Virginia Woolf put it). By abandoning such stereotypes of femininity in order to write novels, women turned to genres... (read more)

12062

Cortez, José

The practice of bullshitting (“speech intended to persuade without regard for truth”) is firmly sedimented into civic life in the 21st century. Examples are everywhere: fake social media accounts and highjacked elections, accusations of fake news, fake academic controversies, deepfake... (read more)

12066

Casimir, Ulrick

This course is an introduction to the modern Anglophone Caribbean novel.  Primary reading consists of novels and a few short stories, with publication dates ranging from the 1890s to the late 20th/early 21st century.  Although the places of origin for the selected works represent only a small... (read more)

12067

LeMenager, Stephanie

This course begins with the question of what is the American novel? It is a question asked and answered by some of the most ingenious and challenging thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries, who, as it turns out, are novelists. For these thinkers who think in the form of novels, the 20th century... (read more)

12069

Myers, Kate

ENG 399 Writing Associates Development is a variable-credit, hybrid, companion course designed to support tutors in ENG 404 Internship for Writing Associates. The course focuses on the professional development of the Writing Associates and their continuing study of the practice and... (read more)

12070

Myers, Kate

ENG 399 Writing Associates Development is a variable-credit, hybrid, companion course designed to support tutors in ENG 404 Internship for Writing Associates. The course focuses on the professional development of the Writing Associates and their continuing study of the practice and... (read more)

12078

Johnson, Mat

“In this seminar, we will examine the form of sequential art we call comic books. The course is composed of two parts: close reading of landmark graphic novels and comics, and secondly the writing of original comic scripts. Throughout the term, we will examine a wide variety of groundbreaking... (read more)

12079

Bergquist, Carolyn

We are going to look very closely at sentences to see how they work, how the individual parts of speech draw together into syntax, and what effect (artistic and otherwise) these patterns of syntax create. The course will mix technical study of sentence structures with reflection upon their... (read more)

12080

Laskaya, C. Anne

ENG 427 invites students to engage selections from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Texts will include the more familiar, like the Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale, but also some less familiar elegiac, philosophic, and comic tales. Chaucer will be read in the... (read more)

12081

Clark, Stephanie

ENG 428/528 is a course in learning to read and understand Old English, the earliest written form of the English language, and one of the languages spoken in England between the 5th and 11th centuries. We will concentrate on language basics, creating a firm foundation for reading Old English... (read more)

12082

Dawson, Brent

This course focuses on Shakespeare’s second set of history plays, known as the Henriad. These plays depict a moment of crisis in English history, when a king is dethroned, several popular uprisings follow, and eventually a modern nation-state emerges. While the plays’ understanding of government... (read more)

12084

Miller, Quinn

This course explores research into gender and sexuality within Television and Media Studies, examining the history of this academic area in relation to multiple threads of queer and trans feminist criticism of film and media culture, including through independent student research into the LGBT+... (read more)

15669

The major plays in chronological order with emphasis on the early and middle plays through "Hamlet."

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15670

Brown, Kirby

ENG 361: Native American Writers--Contemporary Indigenous Women Writers

Malintzin Tenepat. Pocahontas. Sacagawea. These are likely a few of only a handful of Indigenous women with whom many of us are familiar. Though real historical and contemporary figures, they are often depicted in... (read more)

15671

Cortez, José

Chicana/os (Mexican Americans) and Latina/os have lived and worked in what is now the United States since before the founding of the country. During this time, they have produced literary texts and critical works designed to document their experiences as racialized subjects and their changing... (read more)

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Southworth, Helen

This course focuses on the novel in twentieth-century Britain, from Conrad to the present.

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15673

Instructor:  Cheng, Mai-Lin

Secrets and scandals, mysteries and mayhem, potions and poisons--the world of Victorian literature and culture seethes with strange characters, thrilling plots, and dramatic stories. Our course will explore some of the period’s most fantastical, critical, and... (read more)

15674

Crosswhite, James

How do we speak effectively in situations of controversy? How do we maintain civil but powerful ways of speaking? How do we use oral reasoning for inquiry and mutual understanding as well as for debate and for building and defending arguments? How can we learn to listen as carefully as we speak... (read more)

15937

Wheeler, Elizabeth (Betsy)

ENG 386 examines bodily transformations in 20th and 21st century English-language comics through the lens of disability studies, with focus on race, gender, income, and queerness. We explore the intertwining of bodies and minds that disability studies scholars call the bodymind. We compare... (read more)

16030

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional and technical writing: weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication. Junior standing required. Prerequisite: completion of UO writing requirement... (read more)

16160

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional and technical writing: weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication. Junior standing required. Prerequisite: completion of UO writing requirement... (read more)

16205

Miller, Quinn

This course examines the pithy praise appearing on book jackets and other product packaging. Blurbs are quick descriptions. They encourage consumption and a culture of evaluating texts for their artistry and importance. How far back in time does blurbing go? How big can a blurb be before it... (read more)

16208

Saunders, Ben

This class provides an introduction to the history and art of comics and to the methodologies of the academic discipline of Comics Studies.  Students will be exposed to a range of different comic-art forms (including newspaper strips, collections of serialized comic books, and free-standing... (read more)

41837

Kelp-Stebbins, Kate

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of comics and graphic narratives in terms of their poetics, genres, forms, history, and the academic discipline of Comics Studies. Our multifaceted examination will balance close reading with in-depth research and analysis of the development... (read more)

41838

Clevinger, Kara

Do you enjoy reading novels? Are you interested in writing a novel? Do you like history? This summer transport yourself with a novel to the strange and terrifying world of nineteenth-century America. There you’ll find characters fighting gothic terrors, enslavement, social injustice, and the... (read more)

41839

Upton, Corbett

After the end of the world

after death

I found myself in the midst of life

creating myself

building life

--“In the Midst of Life,” Tadeusz Rózewicz

After the cataclysm of WWII, the old order was beginning to crumble. In this aftermath, many artists viewed the... (read more)

41845

Carroll, Anna

This course takes readers on a journey through the history of one of the world's oldest forms of artistic expression: poetry. From the battlefields of classical epics to the stages of slam poets, from the Japanese haiku to the Italian sonnet, from Shakespeare to Kendrick Lamar, this class will... (read more)

41846

Huang, Helen

Money Is Life: Twentieth-Century American Drama

This course explores how twentieth-century American playwrights raise concerns about this American life. Through reading Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, and Lorraine Hansberry’... (read more)

42212

Instructor: Purnama, A.

This course explores the fundamentals of film and media aesthetics, including narrative, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound. By learning how to analyze film and utilize proper cinematic language, students will begin to critically understand film as an... (read more)

42213

Rust, Stephen

ENG 110M: In this face-to-face course, we will see that there are many productive ways of thinking about movies and many approaches we can use to analyze them. These approaches include the study of narrative structure, cinematic form, authorship, genre, stars, reception and categories of social... (read more)

42214

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as aesthetic objects that engage with communities identified by class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. It considers both the effects of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination on media and filmmaking practices and modes of reception that... (read more)

42215

Rust, Stephen

ENG 381M: This asynchronous WEB course studies works of film and media produced around the globe as aesthetic objects that engage with communities identified by class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. It considers both the effects of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination on media and... (read more)

42281

Cortez, José

Testimonio is a form of lifewriting whose narrator is a “real” protagonist, or witness, of the events he/she recounts. One of the defining features of a testimonio is its overt concern with issues of social justice, embodying the mantra of “the personal is political.” In this course we will read... (read more)

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