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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:

“Meaning of Life” and “Moral of the Story”: Lukacs, Benjamin, and Theories of the Novel
Hiroki Yoshikuni, University of Tokyo
Wednesday, March 29
640 Clemens Hall
12:30 pm

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

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