Oregon State University - School of Writing, Literature, and Film

Oregon State University - School of Writing, Literature, and Film On the OSU Corvallis campus, we offer a major and minor in English, a minor in writing, a minor in film, a minor in applied journalism, an MA in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing.

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After finishing their documentary short on a Nisqually tribal leader’s history of activism, a former OSU Chris Johns int...
10/12/2021
Oregon State student's documentary featured at Portland Film Fest

After finishing their documentary short on a Nisqually tribal leader’s history of activism, a former OSU Chris Johns intern will screen the project at this year's Portland Film Festival! Congratulations on the incredible work and powerful storytelling at play here.

An Oregon State University student’s work is being showcased in this year’s edition of the Portland Film Festival. The documentary short, which details the story of a Nisqually tribal leader’s

What does the Latin phrase "Ars Poetica" mean? Professor and poet Jen Richter teaches us the art of this kind of poetry ...
09/13/2021

What does the Latin phrase "Ars Poetica" mean? Professor and poet Jen Richter teaches us the art of this kind of poetry in our new lesson for the Oregon State University Guide to #Literary Terms!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdBopDIiLo

What does the Latin phrase "Ars Poetica" mean? Professor and poet Jen Richter teaches us the art of this kind of poetry in our new lesson for the Oregon State University Guide to #Literary Terms!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdBopDIiLo

What does the oldest recorded English poem have in common with contemporary works by Jhumpa Lahiri and Mick Jenkins? Fin...
07/13/2021
"What is Alliteration?": A Literary Guide for English Students and Teachers

What does the oldest recorded English poem have in common with contemporary works by Jhumpa Lahiri and Mick Jenkins? Find out in our "What is #Alliteration" video for the Oregon State University Guide to Literary Terms! #elachat #edtech #engchat
https://youtu.be/uZNCkV_0u0A

What is alliteration in English? How is alliteration defined and what are some examples of alliteration? Professor Tekla Bude answers these questions using e...

Steve Kunert, a beloved fixture of Moreland Hall since 1998, has retired. Since 2005, he has served as our undergraduate...
07/02/2021

Steve Kunert, a beloved fixture of Moreland Hall since 1998, has retired. Since 2005, he has served as our undergraduate academic advisor, and we wish him the very best as he moved on into the next stage of his life. If you'd like to share any memories you have of working with Steve, we'll be sure to pass them along.

Steve Kunert, a beloved fixture of Moreland Hall since 1998, has retired. Since 2005, he has served as our undergraduate academic advisor, and we wish him the very best as he moved on into the next stage of his life. If you'd like to share any memories you have of working with Steve, we'll be sure to pass them along.

What is an allusion and how does it operate in #literature? Watch SWLF's Sam Schwartz take a stab at these questions usi...
05/25/2021
"What is an Allusion?": A Literary Guide for English Students and Teachers

What is an allusion and how does it operate in #literature? Watch SWLF's Sam Schwartz take a stab at these questions using examples from Moby Dick and Invisible Man in this 54th video lesson from our #literaryterms series. Just don't call him Ishmael. #elachat #edtech #literature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF3ANKEPoko

What is a literary allusion? How is allusion defined and how does it function? Lecturer Sam Schwartz answers these questions using examples from Herman Melvi...

Students and faculty from Oregon State University's School of Writing, Literature, and Film welcome newly admitted Engli...
05/15/2021

Students and faculty from Oregon State University's School of Writing, Literature, and Film welcome newly admitted English majors and Minors. Welcome to #BeaverNation, everybody! We think you're gonna love it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU9tPoFCO0U

Students and faculty from Oregon State University's School of Writing, Literature, and Film welcome newly admitted English majors and Minors. Welcome to #BeaverNation, everybody! We think you're gonna love it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU9tPoFCO0U

What does an outer-space alien and an absence of donuts have in common? Hint: they're not really people, places, or thin...
05/11/2021

What does an outer-space alien and an absence of donuts have in common? Hint: they're not really people, places, or things. Learn a better definition for nouns from SWLF's J.T. Bushnell, and then check out his novel, The Step Back, which also debuts today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KxMjVcyS8M

What does an outer-space alien and an absence of donuts have in common? Hint: they're not really people, places, or things. Learn a better definition for nouns from SWLF's J.T. Bushnell, and then check out his novel, The Step Back, which also debuts today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KxMjVcyS8M

We were so impressed to hear from our SWLF students today at the 4th annual Oregon State University Undergraduate Confer...
05/07/2021
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We were so impressed to hear from our SWLF students today at the 4th annual Oregon State University Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. Congrats to all participants, who have earned a research notation on their transcripts!

We are delighted to report the following, very well-deserved promotions! Kristy Kelly - promoted to Senior Instructor IK...
05/06/2021

We are delighted to report the following, very well-deserved promotions!

Kristy Kelly - promoted to Senior Instructor I
Kristin Griffin - promoted to Senior Instructor I

We are delighted to report the following, very well-deserved promotions!

Kristy Kelly - promoted to Senior Instructor I
Kristin Griffin - promoted to Senior Instructor I

For many writers, their desk is the most sacred object they own. Take an exclusive peek at some of the sacred spaces use...
05/04/2021

For many writers, their desk is the most sacred object they own. Take an exclusive peek at some of the sacred spaces used by our community at OSU. http://bit.ly/OSUDesks

05/03/2021

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ana Milena Ribero for winning the 2021 Breaking Barriers in Research Award, sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Provost’s Office, and OSU Athletics!

Have you ever considered how strange the necktie is, then put one on anyway? J.T. Bushnell explains how we do this with ...
05/03/2021

Have you ever considered how strange the necktie is, then put one on anyway? J.T. Bushnell explains how we do this with language too in the Oregon State University Guide to Grammar. #elachat #edtech #engchat #grammar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHbPV_2sg5M

Have you ever considered how strange the necktie is, then put one on anyway? J.T. Bushnell explains how we do this with language too in the Oregon State University Guide to Grammar. #elachat #edtech #engchat #grammar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHbPV_2sg5M

Attention SWLFpack! Please join us for the Oregon State University Undergraduate Humanities Conference, which will take ...
04/30/2021

Attention SWLFpack! Please join us for the Oregon State University Undergraduate Humanities Conference, which will take place one week from today (May 7th 8:50am-3:30pm) via Zoom.

Attention SWLFpack! Please join us for the Oregon State University Undergraduate Humanities Conference, which will take place one week from today (May 7th 8:50am-3:30pm) via Zoom.

This #NationalPoetryMonth, we've been gathering shots of creative spaces and interviewing our community re: their person...
04/29/2021

This #NationalPoetryMonth, we've been gathering shots of creative spaces and interviewing our community re: their personal writing practice. Catch a glimpse of the desks and devices our writers use at #OregonStateUniversity to craft poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. http://bit.ly/OSUDesks

Today is the day!  Register to join us for Lynda Barry's free Stone Award talk, which will take place at 5pm PST!  We ca...
04/29/2021

Today is the day! Register to join us for Lynda Barry's free Stone Award talk, which will take place at 5pm PST! We can't wait!!! #graphicnovel #graphicnarrative #engchat

https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/events-and-projects/stone-award-literary-achievement

Today is the day! Register to join us for Lynda Barry's free Stone Award talk, which will take place at 5pm PST! We can't wait!!! #graphicnovel #graphicnarrative #engchat

https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/events-and-projects/stone-award-literary-achievement

We are just one day away from the FREE Stone Award event honoring the graphic novelist and MacArthur "Genius Award" reci...
04/28/2021

We are just one day away from the FREE Stone Award event honoring the graphic novelist and MacArthur "Genius Award" recipient LYNDA BARRY. Join us tomorrow, Thursday April 29 5pm PST! Registration is at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stone-literary-award-lecture-with-lynda-barry-tickets-123112852857

We are just one day away from the FREE Stone Award event honoring the graphic novelist and MacArthur "Genius Award" recipient LYNDA BARRY. Join us tomorrow, Thursday April 29 5pm PST! Registration is at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stone-literary-award-lecture-with-lynda-barry-tickets-123112852857

Bad grammar isn't a crime against nature. In fact, bad grammar might not even be bad. We're here with J.T. Bushnell to c...
04/27/2021
An Introduction to The Oregon State Guide to Grammar

Bad grammar isn't a crime against nature. In fact, bad grammar might not even be bad. We're here with J.T. Bushnell to clear up this confusion and others in the brand new Oregon State University Guide to Grammar! #elachat #edtech #engchat #grammar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZjNznvqgEs

Senior Lecturer J.T. Bushnell provides a definition of grammar, explains prescriptive vs. descriptive grammar, and introduces the Oregon State Guide to Gramm...

Join us this upcoming Thursday at 5pm as Lynda Barry receives the 2021 Stone Award for Literary Achievement! Reservation...
04/24/2021

Join us this upcoming Thursday at 5pm as Lynda Barry receives the 2021 Stone Award for Literary Achievement! Reservations for the free public lecture are available here:

https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/events-and-projects/stone-award-literary-achievement

Join us this upcoming Thursday at 5pm as Lynda Barry receives the 2021 Stone Award for Literary Achievement! Reservations for the free public lecture are available here:

https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/events-and-projects/stone-award-literary-achievement

Check out the following song--an international collaboration between SWLF students and University of Glasgow students!
04/14/2021

Check out the following song--an international collaboration between SWLF students and University of Glasgow students!

Although the Covid-19 crisis has been a very challenging time for many, in some cases it has provided opportunities for creativity and new friendships to develop from across the globe. 🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Watch the wonderful collaboration from staff and students from University of Glasgow School of Education
and Oregon State University - School of Writing, Literature, and Film perform Northwest Passage.

Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7gT8FbRqRw

Full story is available at https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/news/headline_788308_en.html

What is a dramatic monologue?  Professor Neil Davison lifts the curtain on this term using Robert Browning's "My Last Du...
04/12/2021
"What is a Dramatic Monologue?": A Literary Guide for English Students and Teachers

What is a dramatic monologue? Professor Neil Davison lifts the curtain on this term using Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" in the 53rd video for the Oregon State University Guide to #LiteraryTerms series! #elachat #edtech #APLit #poetry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ferWxPUN3ig

What is a dramatic monologue poem? How does a dramatic monologue function? Professor Neil Davison answers these questions using examples from Samuel Taylor C...

Are you enjoying spring break but also missing your literature classes? Resolve this conflict by watching our "What is C...
03/25/2021
"What is Conflict in Literature?": A Literary Guide for English Students and Teachers

Are you enjoying spring break but also missing your literature classes? Resolve this conflict by watching our "What is Conflict?" video for the #OregonState Guide to #LiteraryTerms! #edtech #elachat #remoteteaching #remoteeducation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqR0Hv6mwNU

What is literary conflict? Why is conflict important in literature? Senior Instructor J.T. Bushnell answers these questions using an example from Joyce Carol...

"It’s not a writer’s job to answer the world’s difficult questions, only to show those questions clearly with their stor...
03/15/2021
"What is a Theme in Literature?": A Literary Guide for English Students and Teachers

"It’s not a writer’s job to answer the world’s difficult questions, only to show those questions clearly with their stories." J.T. Bushnell answers the question "What is a #Theme?" in the 50th video for our #literaryterms series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5KZcdAmWLw

What is a theme in literature? How do you find a theme? Senior instructor J.T. Bushnell answers these questions using examples from Alice Munro's "Boys and G...

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03/09/2021

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Spring 2021 Environmental Storytelling Internship with Chris Johns - Apply Now! https://beav.es/JB3
03/02/2021

Spring 2021 Environmental Storytelling Internship with Chris Johns - Apply Now! https://beav.es/JB3

Spring 2021 Environmental Storytelling Internship with Chris Johns - Apply Now! https://beav.es/JB3

Boom! That noise you hear is the sound of our 49th Oregon State University Guide to English #LiteraryTerms video lesson,...
02/25/2021
"What is Onomatopoeia?": A Literary Guide for English Students and Teachers

Boom! That noise you hear is the sound of our 49th Oregon State University Guide to English #LiteraryTerms video lesson, which just dropped. And as you probably have guessed, it is on #onomatopoeia.
#elachat #edtech #EnglishTeacher #remoteteaching
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRKcKcSW2c

What does onomatopoeia mean? What are some examples of onomatopoeia in poetry? Professor Raymond Malewitz answers these questions using the an example from W...

Attention SWLF Undergraduates! This year’s Undergraduate Humanities Conference will be held on Zoom on Friday, May 7, 20...
02/10/2021
SWLF / SHPR Spring Undergraduate Conference

Attention SWLF Undergraduates! This year’s Undergraduate Humanities Conference will be held on Zoom on Friday, May 7, 2021. For more information about the conference and on how to submit papers visit: https://beav.es/JsX

Please join us for the Oregon State Undergraduate Humanities Conference, a wonderful opportunity to present your work and ideas in a friendly academic setting. Participation in the conference also makes you eligible for a transcript notation indicating you completed a significant research project du...

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Our School is the product of a forward-looking vision and mission. In scholarship, teaching and learning, outreach and public engagement, we recognize the importance of deep reading, textual analysis, creative expression, applied and persuasive writing, and research skills. We prepare students in textual disciplines for challenging careers and professions in a globally interconnected, information-rich, and humanly complex world.

On the OSU Corvallis campus, we offer a major and minor in English, a minor in Writing, a minor in Film, a minor in Applied Journalism, the MA in English (with concentrations in literature and culture; rhetoric, writing, and culture; or film and visual studies) and a high-residency, fully-funded MFA in Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, non-fiction). A low-residency MFA Program in creative writing is offered through the OSU Cascades Campus in Bend.

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Film is what brings people together and inspires the culture of creativity. It expands past the ordinary and brings forth innovation. I recently watched a film on Netflix called Kiss The Ground that exhibited all these traits. This film was able to maintain a balance between influential and captivating. It addresses the global phenomenon of CO2 and how to bring it back into our soil. This perplexing and complicated problem was brought to light in an optimistic and magnificent manner. I highly suggest adding this film to your movie watch list, for it was truly enlightening and awe striking! I linked the trailer below for anybody interested.
Good writing and a good screenplay is vital to a film, and I think that there is an excess of mainstream films that showcase this. I personally love films where there is a constant stream of chatting going on to bring out the flow within the movie and one that I think accomplishes this well so far is the movie “Steps”! It is an independent film that gives off a Hallmark feeling but is executively produced by the man Shaquille O’Neal himself! It stars the talented Rob Morgan (best known for his roles in "Daredevil" and "Just Mercy") and Walter Fauntleroy (known for his performances in "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Tyler Perry's The Oval"). From the trailer, it looks to be a film that focuses on redemption, and I cannot wait for it! The writing sounds promising, and the film gives off a low-budget charm that rises above many others in my opinion. I would love to hear what you all have to say however, and you can look for it on its release date, April 20th!
As someone who studies literature and film, I love to see a community of like-minded individuals who engage in learning about these arts! I recently saw the trailer for the film, Ruby In Paradise. Victor Nunez, who wrote and directed the film, introduces us to Ruby, a strong and independent young woman who flees from her restricting past to decide her own future. This refreshing film will provide a glimpse of the real struggles many may face when coming into this stage in life, rather than the pleasant idea of success from the start. I think this approach will make Ruby an easy character to connect with, as audiences follow her journey to personal growth and success in who she wants to be. Here’s the trailer to this film that no one should miss out on!
I love that this program understands the role art, literature, and films plays in shaping our world by inspiring others. In my search to find more inspiring art, I came across a People magazine article about an upcoming Netflix documentary called "Kiss the Ground." The latest film from activist and director duo Josh and Rebecca Tickell, this movie focuses on an optimistic solution to climate change through regenerative agricultural practices and presents a unifying message that I believe will change the conversation about global warming and get everyone involved. This film features influential celebrities such as Woody Harrelson (narrator), Patricia Arquette, and Ian Somerhalder. I am really excited to see the impact this film will have, and I want to learn more so I signed up for the virtual watch party and Q&A on September 22nd! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
It’s incredible seeing how much you provide for your students to still be involved in the art of cinema. I’ve been relying on independent films to help me past time while at home and I’d love to suggest a film that I feel your program would love. I was able to see a premiere screening of the film Chief Zabu and it was an outstanding piece of 80s cinema recut for the modern day. Following Ben Sydney (Allen Garfield), the film follows the overly confident businessman as he tries to rope his associate Sammy Brooks (Zack Norman) into this “get rich quick” scheme involving the island of the title character. Allen Garfield brings a familiar cockiness that many say reminds them of the biggest businessmen to get involved in politics. His character's constant belief in things to go his way works well off Zack Norman’s realistic portrayal as a businessman with comedy dreams. In fact, Norman’s character and experience is based on something that happened to him in real estate. The film is extremely funny and shows how satire can stay relevant, even 30 years later. It’s expected to be on VOD platforms by August 7th, so feel free to let what you think of it when you see it. Hope you enjoy it, because I know I will!
Hi there, Poet Meg E. Griffitts just published an essay about John Blanton Edgar, former nonfiction MFA student at OSU. OSU was aware of his behavior before he even started classes at OSU. There is verifiable information to prove this. Details of John’s behavior can be found in this essay: https://medium.com/@meg.e.griffitts/dear-john-the-politics-of-belief-3162b2689c1d What will OSU do to make sure men like John are never around students or womxn? I want a statement addressing this issue.
It’s so awesome to see all the digital content for students during all this isolation/social distancing from the university! As a fellow student, switching to online school is tough, but It gives us a lot of free time outside of school! Just wanted to know what everyone was doing to stay busy, and wanted to share for my fellow film students/lovers a really awesome site I discovered called Film Festival Flix! It’s a streaming platform dedicated to bringing lesser-known, independent films from festivals to the streaming world, and has been a life safer during isolation! There’s definitely something for everyone from Horror to Outdoor/Adventure, and as a member, I can definitely say its worth it! Hope everyone stays safe!
Enjoy the latest submission from The Arts Center - Corvallis, OR's poetry intern and Oregon State University - School of Writing, Literature, and Film student Juliette Givhan.
It’s so great to see students studying film! As a fellow film student I love reaching out to others and talking about films that they recently saw. I just watched a movie called Empathy Inc. it just came out of the festival circuit. It’s about this man who invests in a tech startup and when he finds out the truth behind what the business is really doing he decides to fix it by taking matters into his own hands. The story is really interesting, especially with how the filmmaker combines that and this psychological paranoia. If you’re interested in checking it out you can watch the trailer on YouTube and it’s now available to stream on VOD!
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ARTISTS, We Need You! Fri & Sat, Aug 23 & 24. Arts Alive is a fun event that promotes intimate interactions and collaborations between artists and the public. Join in the fun. Apply to participate and share your creative practices at Arts Alive 2019.