ECARE – Early-Career Researcher Development Committee


As the demands for hiring and promotion in comparative literature change in accordance with the new academic landscapes in arts and humanities, but also as matters of academic concern are changing, the ICLA has moved to organize spaces where the complexities of laboring in our transforming field and the changing nature of its early-career constituency, in its widely different geographical nature, are addressed.

Because a thriving academic Association requires the creative energy that arises from its youngest members, the ICLA, during the XXI Congress of the ICLA, held at the University of Vienna in July 2016, created the Committee for Early Career Development (ECARE) with the aim of addressing the changing research concerns that drive the work of early-career researchers and to support their career development.

Chair: Prof. Isabel Capeloa Gil, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon)
Vice-Chair: Prof. William Spurlin, Brunel University (London)
Vice-Chair: Dr. Emanuelle Santos, University of Warwick (Coventry)

The ECARE Committee aims to disseminate information that can positively contribute to early-career research and development, including opportunities for research collaboration, conferences, funding, job positions and networking.

Please contact ECARE at

For more information, visit the ECARE website at

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