Reading and Lecture Series

The English Department hosts a number of ongoing series including innovative poetry and fiction readings, and film and scholarly lectures.

Watch and discuss classic films, from the beginnings of cinema to the present, every week of the semester with Distinguished Professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson.
The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world.

The Exhibit X Fiction Series showcases experimental and innovative fictions.

Juxtapositions is the Department lecture series. Every year we host talks by established scholars and emerging voices across a range of periods, areas, and topics.

A reading series sponsored by Poetics Program, Poetics Plus brings contemporary experimental poets to UB to read from their work.


The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture sponsors cutting edge talks and conferences.

Save the date for the second annual Robert Creeley Lecture on Poetry and Poetics, to be given by renowned poetry critic, editor, and theorist JEROME MCGANN, on March 30, 2017, at Baird Hall, UB North Campus. A precise schedule for the Creeley Lecture and Celebration of Poetry and Poetics will be up soon. The general schedule will include:
The Center for Global Film and Media organizes events and screenings that deal with topics related to an ever-changing global environment. The premise of the center’s research and activities is that today we inhabit a new and irrevocably different world and this necessitates new conceptual tools and discourses. The goal of the center is to increase awareness of important global issues in our interconnected society, catalyze social change and promote cross-cultural understanding through the medium of film. The competence of the center rests in the fields of Film Theory, Global/Transnational Cinema, Film-Philosophy, Theories of Representation, Cinematic Modernisms, Film Adaptations, Narrative Film, and Film Criticism. All events of the center are open to UB undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and the WNY community at large.