News & Events

Aug 31, 2020

Undergraduate Achievements 2019-2020

We're so proud of our incredible English undergraduates! Although the 2019-2020 academic year ended on a rocky note, we'd still like to honor our amazing students by highlighting their accomplishments for the year.


Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Anika Nykanen


The following students were involved with and/or inducted into the Alpha Tau Phi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society:

Anika Nykanen (President)

Cadaxa Chapman Ball (Vice President)

Jamie Agnew

Laura Aki

Jaden Barnum

Aug 28, 2020

Aug 24, 2020

Aug 18, 2020

Talk: Blackness, Bodies, and Kanaka Maoli Literary Nationalism

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This talk by Dr. Joyce Pualani Warren will examine texts by Prince Alexander Liholiho, Samuel Kamakau, King Kalākaua, and Queen Lili‘uokalani to trace a strand of nineteenth-century Kanaka Maoli literary nationalism which embraced figurative blackness as a means to combat settler colonial notions of physical, racial blackness as a trait that made Kānaka Maoli unfit for sovereignty. Through these texts, our kūpuna point us towards the fecundity and potential of Pō, and Kanaka Maoli constructions of blackness as a constitutive, foundational element of Indigeneity.

Jul 28, 2020

Course Highlight: Introduction to Chicanx/Latinx Literature

This summer, students have the opportunity to explore the diverse world of Chicanx/Latinx literature, examining the various cultural movements and concepts that shape the authors’ stories and styles. Through analyzing the work of authors from various Latinx identities, students can discover the formal, thematic, and cultural diversity woven into each story. 

Jul 14, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

UO Face Covering Regulations

Effective June 15, 2020, the University of Oregon (UO) requires faculty, staff, students, visitors, and vendors across all UO locations to use face coverings, which include masks (note: masks with exhaust valves are discouraged), cloth face coverings, or face shields, when in UO owned, leased or controlled buildings, EXCEPT when alone in a space (e.g., room with four walls).


Jun 22, 2020