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.


September 28 at 5:00pm in Clemens 708
Emma Bianchi, NYU
"Genos in Plato and Aristotle"

October 19 at 5:00pm in Baldy 200G
"Thinking Ecological Responsibility: Marx and Species Being"
Martin Hagglund, Yale 

November 2 at 4:00pm in Clemens 708
Jorge Garcia Critical Race Theory/ Critical Race Philosophy Seminar 

December 7 at 4:00pm in Clemens 708
Stephen Gingerich (Cleveland State University) new book, “This Side of Philosophy: Literature and Thinking in Twentieth-Century Spanish Letters” - Anthony J. Cascardi, UC Berkeley and Elizabeth Millan-Brusslan, DePaul University


February 29 at 4:00pm in Clemens 708
Will Bridges, UB Distinguished Visiting Scholar

March 7 at 4:00pm In Clemens 708
Hiroki Yoshikuni,  Tokyo University, Japan.

March 14 at 4:00pm in Clemens 708
Dale Turner, University of Toronto

March 26-28 Donato Seminar-
Christopher Fynsk, European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland 

April 25 at 4:00pm in Clemens 708
Akuavi Adonon, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana 

May 2 Book Seminar at 4:00pm in Clemens 708
Shannon Dowd (Niagara University) new book, "The Other Border Wars: Conflict and Stasis in Latin American Culture"