Land Acknowledgment

We in the Department of English acknowledge the land on which the University at Buffalo operates is the territory of the Seneca Nation, a member of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy.  Please see linked statement.

Diversity Statement

The English Department coheres around the idea that language, literature, and culture are foundational sites for engagement with difference.  Diversity profoundly affects our work, our world, and our relationships with one another, within our department and beyond.  We deeply value works and materials that challenge dominant narratives and perspectives, that offer multiple vantage points, analyses of oppression, and ways of imagining change, while we seek to teach hegemonic works against the grain.  We believe literary and cultural scholarship offer essential context and critical terms and frames for understanding and interpreting the status of difference.   

Diversity is a priority and a living, evolving concern for our department.  We are committed to creating change so that diversity is further reflected in our faculty, graduate and undergraduate programs, curricula, and pedagogy. 

Why Major in English?

English is among the University's most illustrious, broadly useful, and comprehensive majors.  The study of literature is the study of life in all of its dimensions, and we teach courses in that spirit.

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Innovative Graduate Study

The doctoral and master's programs of the Department of English at the University at Buffalo are among the most open, flexible, and innovative in the country.

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UB’s English Department offers students the possibility to design, edit, and produce journals of creative and scholarly work.

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