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Fields of Study

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.

medieval art
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Medieval and Early Modern Studies covers historical and textual fundamentals of the period as well as interdisciplinary, cutting-edge theoretical study.

18thc painting
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18th and 19th Century British Studies focuses on literary, cultural and political histories of modern Britain and Ireland.

woolf
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20th Century British Studies covers canonical texts as well as popular culture, postcolonial studies and cultural studies.

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Modernism focuses on early 20th century literature, art and film in relation to textual/archival resources, postcolonial studies, popular culture, politics and aesthetics.

James Joyce
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Transnational Irish Studies focuses on the rich, diverse and highly politicized literature and cultural traditions of Ireland in relation to other national traditions and in global context.

Phyllis Wheatley
7/22/14

Early and 19th Century American literary studies explores the American experience through history, visual studies, philosophy, textual studies and race and gender theory.

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20th and 21st Century American literary studies explores the intersections of technological and culture innovation with aesthetic practices.

man eating poem
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Poetics engages with the art of writing and theories of writing and performing practices.

Freud
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Psychoanalysis focuses on the history and evolution of practices and theories of psychoanalysis and their relation to cultural studies, feminism, queer theory, cognitive science and disability studies.

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Cultural studies brings literary and critical theory to bear on the study of a wide variety of cultural phenomena.

people
7/22/14

Postcolonial and Transnational Studies examines the effects of the mobility of peoples on cultural and literary practices.

Boy George
7/22/14

Gender & Sexuality Studies combines feminist traditions, masculinity studies and queer theory to examine cultural practices, texts and social movements.