About the UB Department of English

Our department aims to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the best, most innovative and rigorous education while working to advance the study of literature and culture in all of its dimensions. 


The English Department at the University at Buffalo is at the forefront of innovative writing, cultural criticism, and the study of literature.


UB English faculty are prize-winning teachers and scholars.

In the UB English Department, we promote scholarship and writing that questions and expands conventional disciplinary boundaries, and we encourage dialogue and cross-fertilization between different areas of specialization.
UB’s English Department offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunities to design, edit, and produce journals of creative and scholarly work.
The English Department hosts a number of ongoing series including innovative poetry and fiction readings, and film and scholarly lectures.

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