Welcome to the Department of English

With small, interactive classes from award-winning faculty, we offer undergraduates a liberal arts experience at a large, public, research university. If you are passionate about literature, poetry, popular culture, film, or the craft of writing, come see what the English Department has to offer. We offer certificates in journalism and creative writing, a minor in global film, and many opportunities to experience literature in the community through Exhibit X, Poetics Plus, the Buffalo Film Seminars, the Creely Lectures, and the BABEL Reading Series.   

Our graduate program is one of the most flexible and innovative in the country. We take particular pride in our Poetics Program, our Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture, and our working groups in everything from British modernism to ecocriticism. Our award-winning faculty is well-known nationally and internationally, and our graduates hold positions at a wide range of universities, colleges, publishers, and non-profit organizations.

Why Major in English?

English is among the University's most illustrious, broadly useful, and comprehensive majors.  The study of literature is the study of life in all of its dimensions, and we teach courses in that spirit.

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Innovative Graduate Study

The doctoral and master's programs of the Department of English at the University at Buffalo are among the most open, flexible, and innovative in the country.

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UB’s English Department offers students the possibility to design, edit, and produce journals of creative and scholarly work.

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