A list of graduate courses regularly offered in the English
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.
20th and 21st Century American literary studies explores the intersections of technological and culture innovation with aesthetic practices.
Early and 19th Century American literary studies explores the American experience through history, visual studies, philosophy, textual studies and race and gender theory.
18th and 19th Century British Studies focuses on literary, cultural and political histories of modern Britain and Ireland.
Poetics engages with the art of writing and theories of writing and performing practices.
Medieval and Early Modern Studies covers historical and textual fundamentals of the period as well as interdisciplinary, cutting-edge theoretical study.
Gender & Sexuality Studies combines feminist traditions, masculinity studies and queer theory to examine cultural practices, texts and social movements.
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.
Modernism focuses on early 20th century literature, art and film in relation to textual/archival resources, postcolonial studies, popular culture, politics and aesthetics.
Postcolonial and Transnational Studies examines the effects of the mobility of peoples on cultural and literary practices.
20th Century British Studies covers canonical texts as well as popular culture, postcolonial studies and cultural studies.
Cultural studies brings literary and critical theory to bear on the study of a wide variety of cultural phenomena.
UB English faculty are highly published, award-winning teachers,
writers, and scholars.