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August 13, 2015

UO English Newsletter now available

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_n2014-2015 UO English Department Newsletter is now available! Read about all the great things UO English accomplished this year, including Shakespeare’s First Folio visit to UO. (more…)

July 17, 2012

English Department Welcomes New Head

Professor Karen J. Ford has recently taken the reins of the Department as the new Department Head.  An accomplished and awarded scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American poetry and poetics, Professor Ford’s scholarship focuses on the politics of literary form–how writers employ poetic forms for social and political purposes.  (more…)

February 8, 2012

Faculty News

The English Department is pleased to welcome two new colleagues this coming academic year.  A citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a specialist in Native American Literatures, Assistant Professor Kirby Brown earned his Ph.D. in the Department of English and the Indigenous Studies Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin, having won a prestigious Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. He has published essays engaging contemporary Indigenous critical theory, constitutional criticism in Native literatures, and Native interventions in the Western. A specialist in Television Studies and Queer Theory, Assistant Professor Quinn Miller received his Ph.D. in Screen Cultures from Northwestern’s Radio, Television, and Film department in 2010.  This past year, he has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Culture in Northwestern University in Qatar’s School of Communication.  He has also taught courses in Gender and Queer Studies at Hampshire College and Mount Holyoke College.  He is currently at work on the book Camp TV: Commercial Counterpublics and the Cultural Production of Queer Gender. We are delighted to welcome Kirby and Quinn to the faculty!