With its small classes, the English Department at Georgetown University emphasizes close work with students and teaching excellence. Our faculty boasts a robust and diverse record of publication, and many have won major university teaching prizes. Reflecting a broadening of the field in recent years, our department offers courses in canonical and non-canonical literature and film in English. The Department is the home of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, the Shakespeare Association of America, the University Writing Program, and the College’s undergraduate Journalism Program.
Many courses are interdisciplinary and our faculty have played a major role in founding the interdisciplinary programs of the College:
Department Chair: Ricardo Ortiz
Director of Graduate Studies: Patrick O'Malley
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Christine So
If you are seeking information on English language courses, please contact the Center for Language Education and Development.