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Professor Joseph Conte has just published his third monograph, Transnational Politics in the Post-9/11 Novel.  The book argues that the formal inventiveness of writers like DeLillo, Egggers, Pynchon, Coetzee, Pamuk and Hamid reflect the radical reorientation of global politics after 9/11.
Diane Christian has just published Occasion Poems, her second poetry collection and 8th book overall.  Get a copy today!
The Logic of Sentiment, Ken Dauber's new book about sentimentality in three 19th Century novels, was recently published by Bloomsbury.  According to one reviewer, the book "expands the reach of philosophically grounded literary criticism beyond its usual questions, authors, and objects." 
Bill Solomon, one of the department's most generous and talented mentors, has been recognized with this year's Graduate Student Mentoring Award.  As one of his students put it in a letter on his behalf: "While I'm sure there are plenty of other awards Bill could justifiably be nominated for, this one seems especially made for him."  We couldn't agree more.  Congratulations!
Myung Mi Kim recently published Civil Bound.  This, her 6th major book of poetry, explores how language mediates and enables community, nationalism, colonialism, history, and memory.  As one reviewer puts it: "Prepare to be stunned." 
As part of Carla Mazzio's "Shakespeare in Film" class, Francesco Nuzzi will be on campus to discuss "Star Crossed Lovers" - his award winning adaption of "Romeo & Juliet."  October 23, 7-9pm, 262 Capen.
David Schmid was one of three professors to win the 2019 President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, UB’s highest honor given for undergraduate mentoring
Christina Milletti, an associate professor in the University at Buffalo Department of English and a 2019 Juniper Prize for Fiction winner, has been named executive director of UB’s Humanities Institute.