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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 Rusted Radishes, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, CAMES, Department of English, Arabic and Near Eastern Languages cordially invite you to  'TARJAMAT - ​ترجمات​ series 'Translating the Language of War' by Lina Mounzer, on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5 pm, Bldg. 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 2017 – 2018​​ Semester: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Friday, December 22, 2017​​
Highlights in the Department

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 (forthcoming) 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
    Email: english@aub.edu.lb
  • 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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