Henry Hughes

Professor, Literature and Writing, English Studies Department

503-838-9494 | hughesh@wou.edu
BELL 316

Personal Website

Why I chose WOU

Great colleagues and students

At WOU since



Angling, Boating, Hiking, Gardening


Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY

Favorite book/movie

Ridiculous Question


Teaching focus

In addition to introductory classes in poetry and fiction, and surveys in American literature, my seminars include Literature of the American Civil War, American and British Nature Writing, Literature of Rivers, Literature of the Sea, Fishing Across Cultures, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and Oregon Writers. I also offer focus studies on the writings of Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Ernest Hemingway, Annie Proulx, and Alice Munro.

My writing workshops explore poetry, fiction, literary journalism, and creative nonfiction, with special interests in book reviewing, nature writing, and the memoir.

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