THE DEPARTMENT

Columbia's Department of English and Comparative Literature has played a significant role in the history of literary study in the United States and abroad since its inception.  With a large faculty of renowned scholars and dedicated teachers, our department offers a wide range of courses, recognizing traditional values in the discipline yet reflecting its changing shape. For details about our graduate and undergraduate programs, faculty, courses, and upcoming events, follow the appropriate link on the navigation bar above.

Eleanor Johnson has been appointed as Distinguished Visiting Scholar for a short-term residency at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA in spring of 2016.

Yale President Peter Salovey presented the honorary degree to nine individuals who have achieved distinction in their respective fields at the 2015 Commencement ceremony held on May 18.