Welcome to English Studies! We are home to a group of dedicated full-time and part-time faculty whose expertise include, but are not limited to, Medieval Literature, Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literature, British Literature, American Literature, Linguistics, Children’s Literature, Popular Literature and Film Studies as well as Creative Writing, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition.

We offer the Bachelor of Arts in English and, in addition to this programme, bachelor degree majors from across UB can pursue a minor in one of several areas that we offer: Bahamian and Caribbean Literature; Linguistics; Film and Drama Studies. We are in the process of revising and expanding our programme and course selections to reflect students’ interests and new trends within the disciplines, including a new minor in Creative Writing. Our upper-level classes usually accommodate fifteen to twenty students, which means that students benefit from a personal, one-on-one relationship with their instructors.

We host several signature events that are intended to engage students, faculty and the wider public. These include: Blue Flamingo Literary Festival, Meet the Writer, English in the Park, Anatol Rodgers Memorial Lecture Series and Critical Caribbean Symposium Series. Our students are encouraged to join our student organizations and clubs: Creative Writers Club, Acting Club, Sigma Tau Delta (English Honour Society). There are also opportunities for students to gain experience through internships in the University Writing Centre, editorship for the Online student journal Tamarind and through presenting their academic research at international literary conferences.

Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue Masters of Arts and doctoral degrees in Caribbean Literature, Linguistics and Creative Writing at international institutions as well as law degrees and careers in film, radio and theatre production.

I encourage you to visit our office on the second floor, Room A-97, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus.

Dr. Mayuri Deka, Assistant Professor/Chair
Office: A-97, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus
Phone: (242) 302-4385
E-mail: mayuri.deka@ub.edu.bs

Mrs. Ziette Culmer, Senior Private Secretary
A-97, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus
Phone: (242) 302-4385

Ms. Sophia Ferguson, Clerk I
A-97, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus
Phone: (242) 302-4386
E-mail: sophia.ferguson@ub.edu.bs