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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.

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Just Theory Lecture:

Friday, April 28
200G Baldy Hall
9:30am – 6:00pm

“Writing and Violence Symposium”

Laura Chiesa, University at Buffalo; Marc Crépon, École Normale Supérieure;  Aïcha Liviana Messina, Universidad Diego Portales;  Ginette Michaud, Université de Montréal; Laura Odello, Collège International de la Philosophie
Marcia Cavalcante, Södertörn University

Comp Lit’s Graduate Student Conference info and call for papers can be found here.

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MA Student Testimonial