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12/03/2019

Congratulations to Professor Bill Solomon on winning the UB Graduate School’s annual Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award! So well deserved!!

12/03/2019

Have you signed up for Winter Session classes?! The following ONLINE courses still have open seats:

ENG 254 Science Fiction (Miller) Likely readings include H. G. Wells, Octavia Butler, Kazuo Ishiguro, J.G. Ballard, Ursula K. LeGuin, Samuel Delany, and Margaret Atwood

ENG 357 Cyberpunk Literature and Virtual Reality (Conte) Readings include Gibson’s Neuromancer, Cardigan’s Synners, and Stephenson’s Snow Crash along with the films Strange Days, The Matrix, and eXistenZ.

ENG 379 Documentary Film: On the Margins of Law and Society (Miller) which will examine the history and characteristics of documentary film and then discuss films about people on the margins of society such as The Thin Blue Line, Grey Gardens, The Times of Harvey Milk, and Crumb

Don't miss the opening reception for Open Waters at the Burchfield Penny, December 13 at 5pm. The exhibit is a collabora...
11/20/2019
Open Waters [Northwest Passage | Open Polar Sea | Arctic + Great Lakes Plastic] > Exhibitions > Burchfield Penney Art Center

Don't miss the opening reception for Open Waters at the Burchfield Penny, December 13 at 5pm. The exhibit is a collaboration between our own Judith Goldman and a visual artist, a musician, and two computer scientists. Admission is free (as part of M&T Bank's 2nd Fridays)
https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/exhibition:12-13-2019-03-29-2020-open-waters/

Inspired by the 500-year history of Anglo expedition to find the Northwest Passage and an “open” Polar Sea, Open Waters is an interactive art installation that examines 21C realities of environmental and geopolitical change, in connection with the melting of the ice cap at the North

11/12/2019

Have you looked into the new Minor in Digital Humanities? We're offering classes for Spring 2020.

HMN 201: Introduction to the Digital Humanities. Explore rare and unique digital artifacts, acquire new skills, and gain firsthand experience working with projects led by UB faculty. Open to all undergraduates, no prerequisites.
Instructor: Nikolaus Wasmoen
M/W 2:00-2:50; Friday sessions online

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11/12/2019

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Excited to hear that John Bateman (MA in Innovative Writing, 2016)  published his debut novel!https://www.amazon.com/Kil...
11/07/2019
Who Killed Buster Sparkle?

Excited to hear that John Bateman (MA in Innovative Writing, 2016) published his debut novel!
https://www.amazon.com/Killed-Buster-Sparkle-John-Bateman/dp/1947021796

When a drag queen named Peaches meets Buster, a Mississippi ghost with partial amnesia, questions of past, present, and future surface. Buster attempts to reckon with who he was and is in the presence of Peaches, whose gender-fluid identity perplexes him. Although he doesn't want to associate wit...

Join us for the next Juxtapositions lecture. On Nov 13 (11am) Lynn Keller will talk about the Art of Disciplinarity.
11/07/2019

Join us for the next Juxtapositions lecture. On Nov 13 (11am) Lynn Keller will talk about the Art of Disciplinarity.

https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2019/11/spectrum-editors-win-best-breaking-news-story-at-2018-19-pinnacle-awards
11/07/2019
Spectrum editors win Best Breaking News Story at 2018-19 Pinnacle Awards

https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2019/11/spectrum-editors-win-best-breaking-news-story-at-2018-19-pinnacle-awards

The Spectrum’s coverage of the fiscal transition from Sub-Board I to the Faculty Student Association won a national award for Best Breaking News Story last week.  The College Media Association announced that former senior news editor Tanveen Vohra and current managing editor Jacklyn Walters won t...

11/07/2019
The Spectrum

Congratulations to Jody Biehl on winning the College Media Association's 2019 Distinguished Adviser Award for her work with https://www.facebook.com/UBSpectrum/

The independent student publication of the University at Buffalo, founded in 1950.

Twitter: @UBSpectrum
Instagram: @UBSpectrum

Congratulations to the staff of the UB Spectrum, who won a National Pinnacle Award (first place!) in the category of Bes...
11/04/2019
2018-2019 Pinnacle Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the staff of the UB Spectrum, who won a National Pinnacle Award (first place!) in the category of Best Breaking News Story for their coverage of the Faculty Student Association taking over Sub-Board I
https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2019/05/ub-to-replace-sbi-with-fsa
http://www.collegemedia.org/news/article_61d11f24-fcf1-11e9-86b6-c721716e5128.html

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018-2019 Pinnacle Awards. See the results below!

In stores now!https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Bound-Myung-Mi-Kim/dp/1632430711
11/01/2019
Civil Bound

In stores now!
https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Bound-Myung-Mi-Kim/dp/1632430711

In Civil Bound, Myung Mi Kim turns a keen ear to language as the mechanism by which society operates. The poems engage multiple methods to make sense of this pervasive tool, its powers, nuances, and influences over the structure of our civilizations. Through investigations of ecology, capit...

10/21/2019

From English to the Law: A Conversation with Kapila Kapoor (’15)

For anybody considering law school and/or a career in politics, please join us on Wednesday 11/6 from 3:00-4:00PM in Clemens 318 (Silverman Room) for a conversation with Kapila Kapoor. Kapila graduated from our department in 2015, went to work in the office Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and is now back on campus completing her law degree. This is a great opportunity to talk with someone who is applying her training in literary studies to professional public service. We will reserve most of the hour for your questions. If you have any questions, please contact dalff [at] buffalo [dot] edu

Please join us in welcoming Buffalo native Brigid Hughes to share her experience, insight and advice as a world-renowned...
10/21/2019

Please join us in welcoming Buffalo native Brigid Hughes to share her experience, insight and advice as a world-renowned literary editor. Hughes began her career at the Paris Review where she rose to become managing editor and then executive editor. In 2006, founded of A Public Space, a nonprofit quarterly English-language literary magazine based in Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, November 4, 2019, 6:00 to 7:30pm
420 Capen Hall

Join Carla Mazzio's "Shakespeare in Film" class for a visit by Francesco Nuzzi, director of an award winning adaptation ...
10/10/2019

Join Carla Mazzio's "Shakespeare in Film" class for a visit by Francesco Nuzzi, director of an award winning adaptation of Romeo & Juliet
October 23, 7-9pm, 262 Capen.

10/10/2019
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Dept newsletter - Hot off the press! (Do digital presses get hot?)
http://www.buffalo.edu/content/dam/cas/english/Newsletters/Fall%202019%20Newsletter.pdf

Moya Bailey Masterclass - Thursday at 10am.  RSVP required!
09/30/2019

Moya Bailey Masterclass - Thursday at 10am. RSVP required!

Come hear UB English alumna Monika Woods talk about finding work in publishing after graduation.  Friday at 11am in 1032...
09/30/2019

Come hear UB English alumna Monika Woods talk about finding work in publishing after graduation. Friday at 11am in 1032 Clemens

09/19/2019
09/18/2019

Poetics Plus: Tuesday, September 24th, 8pm

an evening with
Jose-Luis Moctezuma

author of Place-Discipline(Omnidawn 2017)

Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington St.

Jose-Luis Moctezuma is a Mexican-American poet, instructor, translator, and editor. He received a PhD in English at the University of Chicago. His poetry and criticism have been published in Jacket2, Chicago Review, Big Bridge, MAKE Magazine, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Spring Tlaloc Seance, was published by Projective Industries in 2016. His first full-length book, Place-Discipline, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize. He lives and teaches in Chicago.

Some high-profile English alums coming to talk about their successes in communications careers (as a literary agent and ...
09/17/2019
Buffalo: Lessons Learned: Let’s Get Strategic About Communication

Some high-profile English alums coming to talk about their successes in communications careers (as a literary agent and an HBO exec):
https://www.ub-connect.com/s/1703/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1703&gid=2&pgid=2766&content_id=2745

Lessons Learned: Let's Get Strategic About Communication Featuring alumni experts Josh Walker ’99, Senior Vice President at HBO and Monika Woods ’07, Literary Agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. Everyone loves a good story but not everyone knows how to tell one. Join Robin Schulze, dean of the College o...

09/17/2019

Today, 3.30pm in Clemens 306:
Sabine Sielke: “Minding one’s Own Style: Versions of Singularity, Modes of Mediation, and the Contiguity between Marianne Moore and Susan Sontag.”
Followed by a reception at 5pm

Have you gotten your tickets?  There's English folks here...https://buffalohumanities.org/2019-democracy/schedule/
09/15/2019
SCHEDULE

Have you gotten your tickets? There's English folks here...
https://buffalohumanities.org/2019-democracy/schedule/

Sept. 19-21 / 2019 Thursday, Sept. 19 | 6:30pm | Asbury Hall in Babeville Humanities New York presents, Democracy and the Legacy of Racism: Ibram X. Kendi and Chenjerai Kumanyika in Conversation 6:…

NeMLA 2020 will take place in Boston at the Marriott Copley Place, 5-8 March.    Our very own Christina Milletti and Joe...
08/23/2019

NeMLA 2020 will take place in Boston at the Marriott Copley Place, 5-8 March.

Our very own Christina Milletti and Joe Valente will be special event speakers at the convention.
Writer Andre Dubus III will be our keynote.
Professor Maurice Lee will give the opening address.

Abstracts are due Sept 30

Don't miss Professor Johnson's American Lit class - including material on Beyonce!
08/15/2019

Don't miss Professor Johnson's American Lit class - including material on Beyonce!

Congratulations to English and Spectrum alum Tom Dinkihttps://news.wbfo.org/people/tom-dinki
08/15/2019
Tom Dinki

Congratulations to English and Spectrum alum Tom Dinki
https://news.wbfo.org/people/tom-dinki

Tom Dinki joined WBFO in August 2019 to cover issues affecting older adults. Tom is a Buffalo native and 2016 University at Buffalo graduate, holding a B.A

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