Department of English
About Us 
The research and teaching in our department includes historical and analytical approaches to language and rhetoric, academic and creative modes of writing, and the study of a wide range of literary and cultural traditions. Students and faculty in our department engage in critical analysis of the diversity and dynamism of various Anglophone environments around the globe, with a particular eye for how they are also embedded in transnational and translinguistic networks. Trained largely in the English-speaking world and teaching in English, our international faculty brings to the study of language, literature and writing a unique awareness of place.  The complexity of Lebanon’s cultural and linguistic situation informs many of the research projects we are pursuing.  Our students also bring to their studies a wide range of lived experiences ensuring that the study of language and literature in Beirut is a rich experience of crossing borders.
  • Check out our new brochure to learn more about the Department of  English.    
  • See the changes and additions to the Minors offered by the Department of English here.
  • See the changes in major requirements for Literature here.
  • Summer semester begins: Monday, May 30, 2016
News in the Department 

Robert Myers has received along with Nada Saab of LAU a MacArthur Foundation grant of $50,000 to collaborate to translate the play "Tuqus al-Isharat wa-l-Tahawwalat" ("Rituals of Signs and Transformations") by the Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannus. The play will be produced by Silk Road Rising and performed in Beirut and Chicago. [...]

Tariq Mehmood has won the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children's Book Award 2013 for You're Not Proper.


Contact Us 
  • Department of English
    345 Fisk Hall
    Tel: +961 1 350000
    Ext: 4090/1
  • Department office hours:
    Fall and Spring Semesters: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Summer Session: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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