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  
  • The Department of English and the CAH invite you to a public lecture 'Unruly Rhetorics: Locating the Political in 21st-century Protest'  by Dr. Susan Jarratt (University of California, Irvine) on Thursday October 27, at 5:00 pm, in the CAH seminar room, Building 37
  • The Department of English and CAH cordially invite you to attend a ‘Workshop on Publishing: From Idea to Article’ with Dr. Susan Jarratt (University of California, Irvine) on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:00 pm, Fisk Hall, room 204A
  • The Department of English cordially invites you to the next meeting of the departmental colloquium, at which Dr. Kassim Shaaban will be presenting a talk entitled "Overt and Covert Shifts in Language Policy in Lebanon" on November 7, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. in the CAH seminar room, Building 37. Please see the attached poster for the full Fall 2016 schedule. 
  • AUB Writes would like to invite you to participate in its fifth annual celebration of student writing, on November 4 at West Hall.
    This celebration of student writing is an all-day event that the Communication Skills Program at the Department of English organizes once a year.
    If you wish to participate, please check here.
    For more information, please contact Abir Ward at  mailto:  

  • 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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