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October 30, 2014

Gordon Sayre Receives Faculty Excellence Award

picture-68Professor Gordon Sayre is one of thirteen outstanding UO faculty members selected to receive the 2014-2015 Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards. (more…)

July 8, 2014

Presidential Research Lecture: Gordon Sayre

IMG_1063On March 4, UO professor of English Gordon Sayre delivered the Spring 2014 Presidential Research Lecture: “Lines and Voices: Maps and Narratives in 18th Century Middle America.”

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October 18, 2012

The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715-1747

Translated by Gordon Sayre.

Jean-François Benjamin Dumont de Montigny (1696-1760) was the youngest son of a Paris magistrate, who was given a commission as a lieutenant in the French colonial military, and spent eighteen years in Louisiana. He witnessed the founding of New Orleans, battles with the Chickasaw and Natchez Indians, and finally established himself as a farmer. His manuscript memoir, held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, was published in French in 2008 and here in English translation for the first time. A picaresque narrative of danger and misadventure, it is among the most powerful autobiographies of colonial America.