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The offering in English is designed to foster good writing, effective speaking, and heightened understanding of culturally significant texts.  We encourage students majoring in English to develop their responsiveness to the literary imagination and their sensitivity to literary form through disciplined attention to language, historical contexts, and to critical and scholarly methods.

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English and Film sign-up sheets are on the bulletin boards across from 417 Barnard Hall and will be taken down as the rosters fill up.  **Check our list of courses requiring special sign-ups, because some procedures have changed.**  (The list for Barnard Film courses can be found on the Film Studies website.)

Other alerts about COURSE CHANGES and DEADLINES

page last updated 4/10/14

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See our 2013-14 summary of readings and events sponsored by the Department or involving its faculty.

The Provost has announced that Pat Denison, currently Senior Lecturer in English and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Drama & Theatre Arts, will be serving as Interim Associate Provost for a six-month period, beginning January 1, 2014.

Three alumnae of the Barnard English Department have been nominated for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Congratulations to the 2013 winners of both the English Department's student prizes and our majors winning college awards!