Department of English

English Department

Explore a wonderful world of words and their many possibilities as meaningful articulations of ideas, cultures, and perspectives.

Howard University
Department of English

Alain Locke Hall
2441 Sixth Street, Room 248-254
Washington, DC 20059

Phone: 202-806-6730
Fax: 202-806-6731

Welcome to Literary Studies

Howard University has for years been the mecca for the study of African American Literatures broadly defined.  We have one of the most diverse and prepared faculty of literatures anywhere. We are proud to have produced award-winning creative writers like the 1993 Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison.  Our vibrant faculty teaches writing to the entire campus from several angles of their expertise. Above all, we have great students who chose to come here for the Howard experience. We are research and scholarship-centered, with the good fortune to be on a campus where legendary writers and scholars have walked, studied, taught and visited. Join us to experience one of the stellar departments for the study of literatures anywhere.

Carole Boyce Davies

Professor of African Diaspora Literatures and Chair of Department