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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 Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Department of English, The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, and The Center for Middle Eastern Studies
    cordially invite you to a 'TARJAMAT - ترجمات' event “TRANSLATION: A PAINFUL PLEASURE”, Hartmut Fahndrich in Dialogue with Rana Issa, on Thursday 6 September at 5 p.m., West Hall, Room 310
  • 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
  • Summer 2018 term begins on Monday, June 04, 2018 ; ends on Saturday, July 21, 2018


Highlights in the Department

You're Not Here, a new novel by Tariq Mehmood (forthcoming) published by Daraja Press, April, 2018.

Arab Women Voice New Realities is an anthology co-edited by Roseanne Khalaf and Dima Nasser and published by Turning Point Books, Beirut, 2017. The book features the Department's very own Rima Rantisi, Reem Shaaban, Amany Al Sayyed, Sima Qunsol, Fatima Bdeir, and Gabi Toufiq!

Rafa Nasiri: Artist Books eds. Sonja Mejcher-Atassi and May Muzaffar, ​Milan: Skira, 2016.

'Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region' , a book includes chapters authored by a number of our colleagues: Literacy Narratives Across Borders: Beirut and Dearborn as Twenty-First Century Transnational Spaces by Rima Iskandarani, Malakeh Khoury, Zane Sinno, and The Dance of Voices: A Study on Academic Writing at AUB by Najla Jarkas and Juheina Fakhreddine. Edited by Lisa R. Arnold, Anne Nebel, and Lynne Ronesi. Publication date: January 9, 2017

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

'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. 

'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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