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April 30, 2014

David Sumner

David Sumner David Sumner (PhD, 2000) has been promoted to Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Linfield College, McMinnville, OR.

He published “The Limits of Violence: People and Property in Edward Abbey’s Monkeywrenching Novels,” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4.2 (Fall 2013), and, with Lisa Weidman, “Eco-terrorism or Eco-tage: An Argument for the Proper Frame,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20.4 (Fall 2013).

March 17, 2014

Dennis W. Eddings

1004774_229608853852903_171921993_nDennis W. Eddings (Ph.D. 1973) is Emeritus Professor of Humanities at Western Oregon University.  Born June 7, 1938 in Everett Washington, Dr. Eddings earned his BA and MA from the University of Washington, in 1966 and 1968, respectively, before pursing his Ph.D. at UO.


March 10, 2014

Priscilla Peña Ovalle

ovalle_HuffPostLive-screengrabHuff Post Live: “Dance Like a Pro At Any Weight,” featuring Professor Priscilla Peña Ovalle. 

Huff Post Live’s Nancy Redd interviews dancer and founder of the No Body Shame Campaign Whitney Thore who learned she had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome after gaining 200 pounds in college—but it didn’t stop her from dancing. Professor Ovalle and Roslyn Mays join their discussion. (more…)

January 7, 2014

Martha Bayless

picture-8Professor Martha Bayless’ DUKtalk on How To Tweet From Another Century!

(DUKtalks) is a showcase for faculty who represent the best of the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences—as demonstrated by their exploration of unexpected directions in their teaching and research.


November 5, 2013

Alison Lau Stephens

Alison Lau Stephens, Instructor, teaches  WR 121e: College Composition for international students. The goal of the course is to provide the same core skills of argumentative writing as in other sections of WR 121 but with additional support in English language learning. (more…)

October 30, 2013

Heidi Kaufman

Heidi Kaufman, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Oregon, specializes in nineteenth-century British literary and cultural studies. Her teaching and research interests include the power of language, narrative, and image to shape, silence, and/or give a voice to people and the cultural institutions through which they express themselves. (more…)

Stephanie LeMenager

Professor Stephanie LeMenager joins the University of Oregon as the Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English. Her teaching and research interests include American studies and environmental humanities. Professor LeMenager has published widely in the fields of American studies and environmental criticism. Her publications include the collection Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (co-edited with Teresa Shewry and Ken Hiltner) and the monograph Manifest and Other Destinies (2005).  (more…)

October 1, 2013

Courtney Thorsson

Around the O IN-PRINT: Professor Courtney Thorsson

Courtney Thorsson’s research and teaching areas include African American Literature from its beginnings to the present. Her first book, Women’s Work, argues that African American women’s novels of the 1980s and 1990s reclaim and revise black cultural nationalism. (more…)

August 29, 2013

C.W. Sullivan III

C.W. Sullivan III (DA, 1975; PhD, 1976) retired recently as Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.  During his 34 years there, Sullivan won a number of awards and grants and published 10 books and over 50 refereed articles. (more…)

July 31, 2013

In Memoriam: Roland Bartel

Roland Bartel died on September 20, 2012 at the age of 93.  He was a member of the English Department from 1961 to 1986 and Department Head for eight years, 1968-76.  Roland was the mainstay of the Department throughout his long tenure as Head and particularly during the chaotic period of campus protests against the Vietnam War.  It was only fitting that Roland, a lifelong pacifist, should be the one to keep the peace. (more…)

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