UB’s English Department is affiliated with a prestigious professional organizations journals of both scholarly and creative work, both of which offer opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to publish their work and join professional networks.
Victorian Literature and Culture publishes cutting-edge scholarship of broad interest to the field, including work that challenges or interrogates the boundaries of the field itself. We are open to experiments in genre and form and welcome queries about the suitability of particular submissions. The journal is edited by Rachel Ablow and Daniel Hack, and is published by Cambridge University press.
Edited by Professor Cristanne Miller, the Emily Dickinson Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that showcases the writing and life of Emily Dickinson in relation to nineteenth-century writers and culture and from current theoretical and critical perspectives. The journal appears twice a year, and features work by the most distinguished scholars in the field and by graduate students making their first foray into publication.
Two graduate students work with Professor Miller every year, as managing editors of the journal, helping with correspondence, copy-editing, securing permissions from authors, and preparing the issue for printing at Johns Hopkins University press.
NAME: is the independently produced annual Undergraduate Literary Magazine edited by undergraduates involved in the Department’s Creative Writing Certificate Program. It publishes creative fiction and poetry from currently enrolled UB undergraduates. Its primary mission is to encourage and foster a thriving and vital community of undergraduate creative writers at UB. It was co-founded in 1998 by Jessica Smith with Matt Chambers, Rebecca Stigge, and Chris Fritton. The faculty advisor is Professor Christina Milletti.
Founded in 1995, theory@buffalo is an interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing supported by the English Department and the Department of Comparative Literature at UB. We are committed to publishing provocative submissions from young scholars in the international academic community. The journal also offers editing opportunities for English graduate students. Theory@buffalo also features reviews of current books in the fields of Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Philosophy.
Graduate students in UB’s Department of English have a number of professional development opportunities open to them thanks to the department’s participation in a number of organizations. Here are a few examples:
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages. UB’s Carine Mardarossian serves as NeMLA’S Executive Director, and UB serves as its institutional and administrative host.
Early Modern research at UB is supported by our fifteen-year membership of the Folger Consortium. The Consortium, which includes over thirty Universities, allows our graduate students and faculty to extend their knowledge and scholarly networks amid the incomparable resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC. With over a quarter of a million volumes of British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, and social history from the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries, the Library also includes the finest collection of Shakespeareana – editions, theatrical materials, visual and musical supplements – in the world. Consortium members are eligible for Folger grants-in-aid, financial stipends that enable students to take Folger Institute seminars and research in its collections. Every year, UB students take advantage of this excellent opportunity.
The English Institute has for many years been a major resource for recent developments in criticism, theory, and scholarship, without neglecting traditional fields of interest and modes of literary analysis. As an institutional sponsor of the English Institute, members of UB’s English department are eligible for a reduced conference registration fee, as well as a travel subsidy up to $200 for a junior faculty member or graduate student to encourage attendance at the conference.
The Marianne Moore Digital Archive is making digital reproductions and transcriptions of the modernist poet Marianne Moore’s working notebooks readily accessible to scholarly, classroom, and non-academic readers for the first time. The transcriptions will be supported by annotations contextualizing Moore’s writing and life, including citations to the original source texts she invokes, and an image-text linking feature that makes it easy to move back and forth between the facsimile and the transcription. The digital editions of the notebooks are supported by a growing collection of related materials, such as indexes, a glossary, an interactive timeline of Moore's life and publications, searchable reproductions of the now hard-to-find Marianne Moore Newsletter, and, eventually, integrated text and image search tools. This site will, we hope, revolutionize criticism on this significant poet; contribute to popular understanding of the modernist period’s history and culture; and develop new tools for the digital editing and publication of handwritten materials.
There is an ongoing need for both skilled and not-yet skilled assistance with the archive. Depending on grant support at any given moment, there will be between one and several paid positions. If you have a keen interest in Moore, modernism, or digital humanities and would like to volunteer around 5 hrs/week, or more, you would be very welcome. Typically, volunteers will be the strongest candidates for paid positions, as they open up. Project staff will help with training and direct the particular project(s) you undertake. To participate in the archive or for more information, contact Cristanne Miller firstname.lastname@example.org (Project Director) or Nikolaus Wasmoen (email@example.com--Project Technical Director).