Chairperson’s Message

Welcome to the Department of English, a place to explore a rich variety of subject areas in the fields of language, linguistics, and literature. Established in February 2011 as the Department of Linguistics and renamed the Department of English in 2020, we now run degree programmes in BS (Linguistics and Literature), MPhil (Linguistics), MPhil (Literature), PhD (Linguistics) and PhD (Literature). Our passionate and internationally renowned academic team, engaged in producing research of national and international significance, provides an intellectually stimulating environment and necessary tools to undergraduate and postgraduate students to appreciate literature across historical,
cultural and national boundaries.From classical texts to postcolonial literatures, from folk literature to global literature, from popular genres to digital humanities and film studies, our department offers an exciting range of courses in the respective disciplines. Through various theoretical approaches and literary genres, students are not only encouraged to explore literary works in terms of social relevance and aesthetic value but also trained to think and write critically. Similarly, our curiosity-driven modules in core and applied linguistics not only help you to explore the complexities of human communication but also prepare you to master the research methods and data analysis skills required to pursue your research degree in specific fields of linguistics.

Our faculty work in such areas as phonetics and phonology, critical pedagogy, language in education, teacher training, sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, language disorders, corpus linguistics, postcolonial studies, film and literature, masculinity studies, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, Pakistani anglophone writings, Arab anglophone writing, Middle East literature, contemporary Muslim popular genre, posthumanism and transhumanism.

QAU’s English Department is known for its ethnic and linguistic diversity, which allows students to connect with people across barriers of culture and language, thereby, fostering a spirit of collaboration, tolerance and inclusivity.