The Executive Council meeting planned for summer 2020 had to be rescheduled to January 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, some more urgent business was discussed via email. In particular, the following decisions were taken: To continue funding the open access publication of the Association’s journal, Recherche Littéraire / Literary Research; To extend the funding […]
With apologies to our readers: the publication of the Newsletter has been postponed from 1 to 15 September 2020 – a side-effect of the impact of Covid-19 on holiday plans….
The Early-Career conference “Global Publishing and the Making of Literary Worlds: Translation, Media, and Mobility” will take place online on 4-6 June 2021. Organised by Princeton University’s Fung Global Fellows Program, the International Comparative Literature Association, and Princeton University Press, the conference joins theoretical issues addressed by scholars and editors with practical workshops in global […]
César Domínguez Prieto remembers Professor Mario J. Valdés. “La enseñanza es mi pasión. Todo lo que he publicado ha salido de las aulas, todo” “there is no survival as meaningful as the re-created word” (Mario J. Valdés) Professor emeritus Mario J. Valdés, a world authority in Miguel de Unamuno, literary hermeneutics, and comparative […]
The work of the Research Committee on Comparative African Literatures is starting! A Research Committee on Comparative African Studies / Literary Histories of Africa was approved in principle by the AILC-ICLA Executive Council in 2018, on the initiative of William Spurlin and Márcio Seligmann-Silva, to rectify a major gap in the AILC-ICLA research focus. The […]
We are delighted to announce that the XXIII International Congress of the AILC-ICLA will take place in Tblisi, Georgia, from 25 to 30 July 2022. See https://icla2022-tbilisi.ge/ . The theme will be: “Re-Imagining Literatures of the World: Global and Local, Mainstreams and Margins”. The Congress will be hosted by the Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA), the […]