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 and Early Modern Studies covers historical and textual fundamentals of the period as well as interdisciplinary, cutting-edge theoretical study.
18th and 19th Century British Studies focuses on literary, cultural and political histories of modern Britain and Ireland.
20th Century British Studies covers canonical texts as well as popular culture, postcolonial studies and cultural studies.
Modernism focuses on early 20th century literature, art and film in relation to textual/archival resources, postcolonial studies, popular culture, politics and aesthetics.
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.
Early and 19th Century American literary studies explores the American experience through history, visual studies, philosophy, textual studies and race and gender theory.
20th and 21st Century American literary studies explores the intersections of technological and culture innovation with aesthetic practices.
Poetics engages with the art of writing and theories of writing and performing practices.
The CSPC is one of the premiere places to study psychoanalysis, culture, and language in North America.
Cultural studies brings literary and critical theory to bear on the study of a wide variety of cultural phenomena.
Postcolonial and Transnational Studies examines the effects of the mobility of peoples on cultural and literary practices.
Gender & Sexuality Studies combines feminist traditions, masculinity studies and queer theory to examine cultural practices, texts and social movements.