Department of English and Comparative Literature

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Telephone No. 926-3496
VOIP 2118/ 2119
Website: UP DECL



  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Studies (Anglo-American Literature)
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Studies (English Language) (Curriculum)
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Comparative Literature (Asian Literatures) (Curriculum)
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Comparative Literature (European Literatures) (Curriculum)
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Comparative Literature (Philippine Literatures in English and in English Translation) (Curriculum)
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Creative Writing (Curriculum)
  • Graduate
    • Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Studies: Anglo-American Literature
    • Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Studies: English Language
    • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Comparative Literature
    • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Creative Writing
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English Studies: Anglo-American Literature
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English Studies: English Language
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Comparative Literature
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Creative Writing


The Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL), College of Arts and Letters is one of the pioneer Departments in the University of the Philippines. Founded in 1910, just two years after the University was established, the DECL has since given birth to the College of Mass Communication, and the Departments of Filipino and Philippine Literature, Speech Communication and Theater Arts, and Arts Studies. It remains the second largest department in the University of the Philippines and is bigger than most colleges in the system. The Commission on Higher Education has declared it a Center of Excellence in Literature and in the English Language.

For almost a century, the Department has distinguished itself as the seat of English Studies and Comparative Literature not only in the Philippines but also in Southeast Asia. It is a leading institution in the fields of English language instruction, literary and cultural studies, and creative writing. Its faculty has produced a great body of scholarship in literary and cultural studies including folklore, language and literature, ethnicity, discourse on women, and a cross-section of world literatures, as well as creative works in both English and Filipino.

Among the DECL faculty are distinguished educators and researchers and creative writers, who have received national and international recognition.

Over the years, the DECL has been successful in producing outstanding graduates who have held positions of leadership in the various professions. Its programs offer excellent training in teaching, creative writing, and research. Many of the DECL graduates hold academic and administrative positions within the U.P. system. Others are well-equipped for careers in law, advertising, journalism, broadcast communication, public relations, foreign service and business.

The Department’s mission is to facilitate access to the mainstreams of knowledge, to expose the students to different world views, and to turn out graduates whose exposure to and understanding of the greatest achievements of the human race in language and literature will be a lifetime foundation for being fully human, while pursuing whatever profession they may choose. The high-level of English proficiency and excellent communication skills of these graduates will give them an edge in their respective fields


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Abao, Frances Jane Perez

Abayan, Carmencita del Rosario

Alaras, Consolacion Rustia

Ancheta, Maria Rhodora Gonzales

Arambulo, Thelma Enage

Arcellana, Lydia Rodriguez

Bagulaya, Jose Duke Satorre

Belarmino, Philip J.

Bumatay-Cruz, Rosalina Tagupa

Calderon, Tina Marie Tolentino

Capili, Jose Wendell P.

Castro, Maria Corazon Saturnina Aspeli

Chua, Mikaela

Concepcion, Mary Grace Reyes

Coscolluela, Ma. Celeste Flores

Cruz, Conchitina Riboroso

Dalisay Jr., Jose Yap

De Guzman, Odine Maria Manapat

Duque, Mary Jessel Baga

Dy, Kate

Falgui, Raymond De Guzman

Fernandez, Maria Carmen F.

Flores, Emil Francis Magallona

Galang, Arnel

Garcia, Jose Neil Cabañero

Guerrero, Jose Claudio Bersamira

Hidalgo, Cristina Pantoja

Ick, Judy Celine Achaval

Isidro, Teresita Musngi

Jurilla, Patricia May Bantug

Laurel, Ma. Milagros Carreon

Legasto, Priscelina Patajo

Lopez, Helen Estacio

Los Baños, Gerardo Tionko

Lucero, Adelaida Figueras

Manalo, Paolo Marko M.

Mendoza, Katharina Ramo

Mooney, Isabela Banzon

Pison, Ruth Jordana Luna

Queaño, Nonilon Valderamos

Reposar, Eleanor Sarah Dasal

Reyes, Isabelita Orlina

Rivera, Naida Uy

Salonga, Aileen Olimba

Sanchez, Anna Felicia Chitario

Schriever, Josefa Baldoz

Teodosio, Sharon Fiel Ramirez

Testa-De Ocampo, Anna Melinda Lontoc

Tope, Lily Rose Roxas

Torrecampo, Rosella Moya

Villaceran, Marie Aubrey Javier

Villareal, Corazon Dumpit

Vitorio, Raymund Victor

Yanilla Aquino, Lalaine Fulgencio

Yap, April Timbol

See Also

College of Arts and Letters

University of the Philippines, Diliman

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