Congratulations to our majors winning college awards and the 2014 winners of the English Department's student prizes!

Deadline Reminders:

  • Deadline is over for the Barnard English Department Writing Prizes.  Visit the Student Opportunities Page for details.
  • The on-line sign-up for Fall, 2014 Junior Colloquia & Senior Seminars for English majors is over.  Students now can only be added to a waitlist until the fall.  Please contact Sarah Pasadino, [spasadin(at)barnard(dot)edu] if you have questions.
  • Sign-up sheets for other restricted-enrollment spring English and Film courses have been taken down, but some may still have openings.  Contact the English Office ( for details.
  • Thrusday, September 11th (4 p.m.), Independent Study or Senior Special Project forms must be completed and turned in TO THE ENGLISH OFFICE (not the Registrar).
  • August 26th: Writing samples with cover applications for any of Barnard's FALL 2014 Creative Writing courses are due by 4 p.m.  Class lists will be posted as we receive them.
  • Friday, September 12th (4 p.m.), Portfolios for majors applying to concentrate in Creative Writing who expect to graduate in February, 2016.  For those expecting to graduate in May, the deadline will be in April. Questions about Barnard's creative writing courses or majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing should be directed to Timea Szell, Director of the Creative Writing Program.

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  • ENGL BC 3118: Advanced Poetry Writing I will meet on Wednesdays at 11am instead of on Thursdays as indicated in the 1st printing of the Fall course "Blue Packets."
  • ENGL BC 3120: Creatuve Non-Fiction (Nature Writing) this Fall is changing focus and will now be taught by Catherine Barnett.  It will still meet at the same time on the same day.
  • ENGL BC 3123x Rhetorical Choices will meet MW 10:10-11:25 instead of slightly later as indicated in the 1st printing of the Fall course "Blue Packets."
  • ENGL BC 3155: Canterbury Tales will meet MW 4:10 instead of on T Th as listed in the initial "Blue Packets."
  • ENGL BC 3192: Estrangement and Exile in Global Literature will meet on Fridays 4:10-6 instead of on Mondays.
  • ENGL BC 3193.3: Critical Writing will now be taught by Andrew Lynn, nominated last semester for the Emily Gregory teaching award.  Class time remains the same (Th 4:10-6).
  • ENGL BC 3997.3: Senior Seminar "Poets and Correspondences" will meet on Wednesdays at 9 am instead of on Thursdays as indicated in the 1st printing of the Fall course "Blue Packets."
  • ENGL BC 3997.5: Senior Seminar will now be "Masterpieces" taught by Prof. Vandenburg, replacing the section taught by Prof. Denison.  It will still meet on W at 11.  A new theatre-related senior seminar will be offered in the spring.


The following fall courses are now L-courses, and signing up for them is handled by the Registrar directly and NOT have a sign-up sheet in the department this semester.  Enrollment is still capped, but you must sign up on line instead.  Please read the following list carefully:

  • ENGL BC3097 & 3098: The English Conference (fall & spring)
  • ENGL BC3141: Major English Texts I
  • ENGL BC3183: American Literature since 1945

Click here full list of fall 2014 courses requiring special enrollment procdedures.

New requirement for English majors graduating in 2014 and later:  At least one of the English courses you take must be in American Literature.  It can simultaneously fulfill other requirements (elective, pre-1900, etc.) where appropriate.

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General Announcements:

Jump to a summary schedule of Barnard-English-affiliated literary events for the year.

Jump to press links related to English Department faculty in the media.

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page last updated 8/18/14