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.

 

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to introduce a new Assistant Professor of Early Modern and Renaissance Drama, Lauren Robertson. Prof. Jean Howard, who headed the search committee, conveys the faculty’s enthusiasm.

Sharon Marcus, Dean of Humanities and Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has been awarded a Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, to complete a book on the history of celebrity, to be published by Princeton University Pres