Just Theory Lecture Series

Faculty and students after a lecture.

The Just Theory Lectures Series is an annual series of presentations hosted by and held within the Comparative Literature Department. These lectures bring some of the most well-known and influential thinkers working in the fields of literary criticism and philosophy to the department to present new research. These lectures are free and open to the public and bring together students and scholars from the larger UB community.


  1. Professor Kris Sealey, Fairfield University
    March 31st, 2022 at 5:00pm in Clemens 708 plus Zoom
    Title: “Living Plots in the Stone-Time of Necropolitics"
  2. Professor Adam Nocek, Arizona State University 
    April 21, 2022 at 5:00pm EST, Zoom
    Title: "Beyond the Automated Left: On the Autonomy of Algorithmic Communalisms"

Save the Date! Fall 2022 Just Theory Dates

  1. Professor Enrique Díaz Alvarez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Aïcha Liviana Messina, Universidad Diego Portales
    Friday, 23 September 2022 (time and location TBD)
    Title "Literature, Violence, Truth"
  2. Professor Martin Hägglund of Yale University
    Thursday, 8 October 2022 (time and location TBD)
    Title: TBD
  3. Professor Andrés Claro, Universidad de Chile
    Thursday, 20 October 2022 (time and location TBD)
    Title: TBD
  4. Professor Juan Manuel Garrido, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
    Friday, 21 October 2022 (time and location TBD)
    Title: TBD