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.
While most lectures take place during a single afternoon, the Samuel Capen Seminar (which deals with debates in critical race theory and philosophy) that is held every fall semester, as well as the Eugenio Donato Seminar (which deals with themes and thinkers in contemporary continental philosophy) and which is held every spring semester, take place over three consecutive days for more in depth study and discussion.
The Department of Comparative Literature also offers the opportunity to travel abroad to South Africa with scholar Professor Shaun Irlam where they have a chance to learn more about the culture and history of a number of African nations. The study abroad program takes place during the summer and occurs only in years where there is sufficient student interest. For more information please contact Prof. Irlam.
Office: 1010C Clemens Hall
theory@buffalo is an interdisciplinary journal of the humanities housed in the Department of Comparative Literature at UB. The journal is designed and edited by graduate students from within the department with the assistance of the larger UB graduate student community. The journal addresses a variety of academic fields including, but not limited to, cultural studies, gender studies, literary criticism, philosophy, political theory, and social social theory. For more information, as well as the table of contents of past issues please visit theory@buffalo.
Stand-Up and Laugh acts as UB's own on-campus stand-up comedy club, with opportunities for workshops, public speaking/performances, networking, and strengthening your writing skills. Most importantly, this club acts as a comfortable space for students to relax and just laugh!