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The Department of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo is a relatively small, yet independent program. It combines a tradition of scholarly rigor with openness to fresh currents in literary studies. While rooted in an intense ongoing inquiry into the nature of literature, its conceptual and philosophical underpinnings, and its critical methods, the department sustains a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and projects. In the past, students have incorporated into their work concerns and methods deriving from philosophy, psychoanalysis, legal studies, political theory, and anthropology.

Find out what makes this a great place to live…
introducing the New Buffalo.

Smithsonian preserves UB faculty project,
Jorge J. E. Gracia and Lynette Bosch

Podcast to Capen Lectures

Just Theory Lecture:

José Medina
Northwestern University

Tuesday, September 26
640 Clemens Hall
4:00 pm
“Taking Responsibility for Racial Violence: Shooting the Racial Imagination”

Wednesday, September 27
640 Clemens Hall
4:00 pm
“Racist Propaganda and Epistemic Activism”

Ted George
Texas A&M

Thursday, September 28
640 Clemens Hall
5:00 pm
“Birth Cry – or, the Role of the Body in Hermeneutical Transmission”


Here’s what a graduate student said about us:
MA Student Testimonial