American University of Beirut

News and Announcements

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​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​​​

  • The personal collection of Saadallah Wannous. 

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  • ​"An Impossible Friendship​Group Portrait, Jerusalem Before and After 1948, a new book by Sonja Mejcher-Atassi,Columbia University Press, May ​2024.  


  • The Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) and the Department of English at AUB invite you to “ Blood Zero", a 90 minutes Film directed by Professor Doyle Avant, a playwright, fiction writer, solo performer, videographer, and photographer. on 25 April – 7.30 p.m. at  Barzakh, Hamra Street (Barzakh in Google Maps).​


  • The Department of English in co​llaboration with the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) cordially invite you to a Talk  by Arturo Monaco on “Greek Classics and Myths in 19th Century Arabic Periodicals”​​. 
  • Talk  has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will get back to you on a rescheduled date.​​
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  • The Department of English is the new home of Theater at AUB. In this interview, featured in Yale Today, Robert Myers, who founded and heads the Theater Initiative at AUB, and his collaborator Nada Saab​ discuss theater, translation, and their academic and artistic formation. This Fall, Prof. Myers is coteaching the Workshop in Theater Production, whose students will be involved in a professional production this November of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People in Lebanese Arabic, directed by his coteacher Lucien Bou Rjeily. Watch for the production dates and the many associated events on campus and beyond.​

  • ​The Global Humanities Forum is a monthly series showcasing research from universities in the Global Humanities Network , comprising the University of Cambridge, the American University of Beirut, Ashoka University, Universidad Diego Portales, Fudan University, Nanjing University, and Sabanci University.​

  • Professor Tariq Mehmood Ali​ is the subject of a two-part BBC series on his life and work, The Bradford 12: The Asian Youth Who Took on the Racists. Recordings are available to stream here: Part 1  ​Part 2 ​

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