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.
News and events  
  • As part the150th anniversary celebration of AUB, the Department of English, the Theater Initiative at AUB in collaboration with the British Council in Lebanon and The Faction from the UK, will be holding a lecture  by Mark Leipacher “The Base of Everest: Exploring Shakespeare's King Lear” as part of the world-wide commemorations of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, on Monday December 5, 2016 at 5 pm in Nicely Hall, Room 409
  • The American University of Beirut, the 150th Anniversary Planning Committee and the Theater Initiative at AUB with the Faction Ensemble, London, as part of a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare present 'KING LEAR'   الملك لير - وليام شكسبير, A play by William Shakespeare will be presented at Masrah al-Madina in Hamra,Beirut, which will be performed in Arabic with English titles , from December 1 to December 18, 2016.Facebook event  
  • The Department of English cordially invites you to attend a graduate and undergraduate mini conference 'POSTWAR ANGLOPHONE LEBANESE FICTION', on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 2 pm, West Hall-Auditorium B.
  • The Department of English cordially invites you to attend the last session of  the departmental colloquium on Monday, December 12, 2016, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. in the CAH seminar room, Building 37.
  • Check out  the brochure of our undergraduate programs in Language and Literature here
  • Check out  the brochure of our graduate programs in Language and Literature here
  • See the changes and additions to the Minors offered by the Department of English here 
  • See the curriculum revision and new requirements for MA in Literature here
  • Fall 2016-2017 Semester begins: Monday, August 29, 2016 
Highlights in the Department 

'An Unsafe Haven' a new novel by Nada Awar was published by The Borough Press, Harper Collins, and was launched at the Edinburgh international Book Festival on August 18, 2016.

'You're Not Proper' a new novel by Tariq Mehmood was published by Hope Road, London, 2015. 

'Song Of Gulzarina' a new novel by Tariq Mehmood (forthcoming) published by Daraja Press, Montreal, 2016.

'SHIFTING NARRATIVES' A Reader For Academic Writing, edited by Zane S. Sinno, Lina Bioghlu-Karkanawi, Dorota Fleszar, Najla Jarkas, Emma Moughabghab, Jennifer M. Nish, Rima Rantisi, Abir Ward, was published by EDUCART (Middle East) 2015.

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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