We contribute to interdisciplinary programs leading to
Undergraduate Advisor: Steve Kunert (email@example.com)
A Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with emphases in
A Master of Arts in English with two areas of concentration
Areas of concentration in literature and
Graduate Minors in the School of Writing, Literature,
In the School of Writing, Literature, and Film we pride ourselves on providing vibrant and forward-looking learning environments for the study of textual disciplines and complex literacies.
We offer a variety of undergraduate programs, including an English major grounded in both historical study and inter-cultural connections across periods and genres. We offer a writing minor (oncampus and ecampus) with broad applicability to law, science, or technical fields, as well as creative fields of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writing.
We make English, writing, and film studies go to work. Our exit surveys since 2008 tell us that are students are planning—and succeeding—in challenging professions and careers in education, writing, journalism, publishing, medicine, library and information sciences, law, and technical research.
The School is home to some of the largest and most long-established undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts.
As of fall term, 2011, we have over 360 English undergraduate majors and writing minors (combined).
As of fall term, 2011, we have 48 graduate students (MA, MFA, MAIS combined). The majority of MA and all MFA students receive full funding through graduate teaching assistantships or grants and fellowships. Graduate students also have opportunities for internships in a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Writing Intensive Curriculum, the Women’s Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Academic Success Center.
Our students come from fifty states and ten countries.
Our undergraduate and graduate programs distinctively emphasize—
The School of Writing, Literature, and Film offers courses in critical studies in film and screenwriting. The film portal serves as a clearinghouse and information resource for term by term of credit-bearing cinema courses and film events for OSU campus and community. If you wish to list a course or cinema event here, please contact Jon Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or webmaster Felicia Phillips (Felicia.Phillips@oregonstate.edu).
Film in English at OSU has a distinguished history. From 2002 to 2007 OSU/English was home to the Cinema Journal, edited by School of Writing, Literature, and Film faculty member Jon Lewis, representing the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, a professional organization of film and television scholars with more than 3,000 members throughout the world.
Interdisciplinary in approach, film has evolved as a co-discipline of literary studies and as a focused field of study which lends itself to OSU’s aspiration to become a truly global university. In baccalaureate core courses in film, students learn to recognize the genres, traditions, and forms of cinematic expression and the cultural contexts in which they have evolved. Building on new literacies and technologies, they learn skills of critical thinking, writing, and research. Advanced film courses contribute to the Literature and Culture area of the MA in English and to interdisciplinary MAIS programs in CLA. Elective courses in critical film studies are popular elective choices for students majoring or minoring in arts, women’s and ethnic studies, arts, foreign languages, anthropology, theater, and English.
AHA International, a study abroad organization housed at the University of Oregon, is hosting a study abroad program designed specifically for students interested in immersive critical and creative cinema studies. Professor Michael Aronson of the University of Oregon will lead a team of students to Dublin, Ireland, in summer 2014 to take part in courses on contemporary Irish and digital cinema, in addition to attending a film festival in Galway. More information about this opportunity, including dates, fees, curriculum, and housing options, can be found here.
Many Oregon State University students take part in AHA-sponsored study abroad trips each year; this trip is likewise not exclusive to University of Oregon students.
We are pleased to announce two recent book-length publications by faculty affiliated with the film studies program at the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.
Nabil Boudraa, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, co-wrote Francophone Cultures through Film with Cécile Accilien. The book serves students in advanced French language and culture classes by closely analyzing films from Francophone countries, including Haiti, Vietnam, and Algeria. The book is published by Focus Publishing, and more information can be found here.
Another exciting faculty publication is East German Cinema: DEFA and Film History by Sebastian Heiduschke, Assistant Professor of German at Oregon State. Published by Palgrave MacMillian, the book makes a much-needed contribution to scholarship of East Germany’s film monopoly, DEFA, which produced a wide range of films stretching from Soviet occupation to German reunification. More information on Heiduschke’s book can be found here.
Congratulations to Professors Boudraa and Heiduschke on their new books!
Actuality Media coordinates summer programs for current students and recent graduates interested in video, journalism, new media, social entrepreneurship or telling stories that matter. In each program students travel to a developing international community and learn how to produce a short documentary film about a social entrepreneur, nonprofit organization or other changemaker working there. We are now accepting applications for our 2014 documentary outreaches, heading to Ecuador, Kenya and Cambodia.
For more information, please visit the Actuality Media website here.
Every nomad has a story. And we believe that those stories are worth sharing with the world.
This year, our 2013 Travel Film Scholarship is off to New Orleans to experience one of the most unique and rich cultures in the U.S. This assignment is about really finding out what makes this melting pot of a city tick - from exploring Mardi Gras traditions to delving into the vibrant music and food scenes that the Big Easy can claim as their very own.
You’ll spend 10 days in New Orleans under the mentorship of filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey. In that time you will be producing 3-5 three-minute travel-themed videos that we will share with the world!
Deadline to apply: November 6, 2013
Participate in the 3rd Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 6, at 7:00 PM, at the Gallery Theater in McMinnville. This year, proceeds will go to McMinnville’s Habitat for Humanity so participating will help raise money for a great organization as well as provide an outlet to budding filmmakers!
Entries can be of any genre but must not be more than 15 minutes in total length. There is no age category for applicants.
Categories for the film festival are broken down as follows:
Depending on how many entries we get, we may break down the two Fiction categories to their own individual genres but for now if you have a Comedy, it will fall under the first Fiction category above. If you have a Horror, it will fall under the second Fiction category. If you have a genre not listed (i.e. Sci-fi), you can still enter. Make it fit in one of the categories above. When you apply, there will be a sub-category where you can enter the specific genre.
The deadline to enter a film is September 16, 2013. There is a $20 entry fee per film but no limit to the number of films a filmmaker can submit.
Each category will offer a $100 top prize to the winner! McMinnville’s Sunrise Rotary is adding a prize for “Emerging Artists”. Sunrise Rotary supports the artistic skills and talents that continually emerge in the student community. In the past, awards have been presented for work in the fine arts and graphic arts. With this award, the Rotary Club of McMinnville begins its program to expand recognition of artistic accomplishments by talented students to include the genres of film, theater, and music.
For more information, please visit http://www.mcminnvillefilmfest.org/ShortFilm/.
Programs in Literature...
From one of the following sequences, 8 credits:
Survey of British Literature (ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 206)
Survey of American Literature (ENG 253, ENG 254)
From one of the following, 12 additional credits (at least 4 credits pre-1800*):
Survey of British Literature (ENG 204*, ENG 205, ENG 206)
Survey of American Literature (ENG 253, ENG 254)
Literature of Western Civilization (ENG 207*, ENG 208)
Literatures of the World (ENG 210, ENG 211, ENG 212, ENG 213)
Shakespeare (ENG 201*, ENG 202*)
Library Skills for Literary Studies (ENG 200, 1 credit)
Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory (ENG 345) 4 credits
Pre-1800 Literature (minimum 2 courses) 8 credits
Post-1800 Literature (minimum 2 courses) 8 credits
Electives (from upper division ENG or WR, 3 courses) 12 credits
Writing Intensive Course (WIC): At least one of your upper-division courses must be a WIC.
Courses taken to satisfy major requirements may not be taken for an S/U grade.
Undergraduate English majors must attain proficiency in a foreign language, as certified by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, equivalent to that assumed at the end of the second-year language course.
|ENG 412||Studies in British Theater and Society|
|ENG 417||The English Novel|
|ENG 425||Studies in Medieval Literature|
|ENG 426||Studies in Chaucer|
|ENG 429||Studies in Early Modern Literature|
|ENG 430||Studies in Seventeenth-Century Literature|
|ENG 433||Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century|
|ENG 435||Studies in Shakespeare|
|ENG 490||History of the English Language|
ENG 317, 318, 319
|The American Novel|
|ENG 320||Studies in Page, Stage and Screen|
|ENG 321||Studies in Word, Object and Image|
|ENG 322||Studies in Globalism, Text and Event|
|ENG 330||The Holocaust in Literature and Film|
|ENG 355||Continental European Literature: Nineteenth Century|
|ENG 356||Continental European Literature: Twentieth/Twenty-First Century|
|ENG 360||Native American Literature|
|ENG 362||American Women Writers|
|ENG 374||The Modern Short Story|
|ENG 375||Children's Literature|
|ENG 418, 419||The English Novel|
|ENG 434||Studies in Romanticism|
|ENG 436||Studies in Victorian Literature|
|ENG 438||Studies in Modernism|
|ENG 440||Studies in Modern Irish Literature|
|ENG 450||Studies in Short Fiction|
|FILM 452||Studies in Film (WIC)|
|ENG 457, 458||Comparative Literature: Colonialism/Postcolonialism|
|ENG 482||Studies in American Literature, Culture, and the Environment|
|ENG 485||Studies in American Literature (WIC)|
|ENG 489||Writing, Literature, and Medicine|
|ENG 495||Language, Technology, and Culture|
|Course Classified by Term According to Date of Materials Studies:|
|ENG 311, 312, 313||Studies in British Prose/Drama/Poetry (WIC)|
|ENG 399||Selected Topics|
|ENG 401, 402, 403,
404, 405, 406, 407
|Research, Independent Study, Thesis, etc.|
|ENG 416||Power and Representation|
|ENG 445||Studies in Non-Fiction (WIC)|
|ENG 454||Major Authors|
|ENG 460||Studies in Drama|
|ENG 465||Studies in the Novel|
|ENG 470||Studies in Poetry (WIC)|
|ENG 475||Studies in Criticism|
|ENG 480||Studies in Literature, Culture, and Society|
|ENG 486||Studies in British Literature|
|ENG 497||International Women's Voices|
|ENG 498||Women and Literature|
Survey of American Literature:
ENG 253 and ENG 254
Survey of British Literature: Choose 2 of the following:
Any Three Upper-Division (300 or 400-level) English Courses
Choose from Upper- or Lower-Division English or Upper-Division Writing Courses
Undergraduate Writing Minor
Graduate Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing