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 Committee on Global Thought welcomes two new faculty members, Nikhar Gaikwad and Joseph Slaughter.

The honoree is selected annually by a committee of Columbia College students that recognize faculty members for their contributions to academia and publishing.

Congratulations to Rachel Adams and Branka Arsić, who have been named as 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellows.  Wonderful news, and thoroughly deserved!