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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 […]

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Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, the CLAM 2020 conference, initially planned for 1-3 July 2020, has been postponed to 14-16 January 2021. More information can be found on the page of the Research Committee on Literature, Arts & Media .

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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 […]

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The 2019 issue of Recherche littéraire/Literary Research, the AILC-ICLA’s journal, is now available! Download the pdf file for free from the journal’s page , or purchase a hard copy from the publisher’s website, Peter Lang .

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The AILC-ICLA, a member of FILLM, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers to the FILLM triennial Congress, which will be held in Vienna July 26-29, 2020, hosted by FILLM Vice-President Dr. Adams Bodomo (University of Vienna, Austria). The general theme of the meeting will be Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Diversity in a Global Perspective. […]

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The XXII Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association took place at the University of Macau, from 29 July to 2 August 2019, despite a typhoon’s attempt to disrupt it. The Congress was preceded by the ICLA Executive Council Meeting and International Comparative Literature Forum, held at the University of Shenzhen and co-hosted by the […]

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A message from the judges of the 2019 Anna Balakian Prize: The judges of the Balakian Prize for 2019 are happy to announce a winner. The committee received several very fine submissions, and we would like to thank all those who sent entries.  After a spirited discussion among the judges, Dr. Shuangyi Li’s book Proust, China […]

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Diana Looser’s essay “Theatrical Crossings, Pacific Visions: Gauguin, Meryon, and the Staging of Oceanian Modernities”, published in the AILC-ICLA’s journal Recherche Littéraire/Literary Research  (Vol 34, 2018) has won the Marlis Thiersch Prize 2019. The Marlis Thiersch Prize is designed to recognise research excellence in English-language articles anywhere in the world in the broad field of drama, theatre and […]

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The election of the officers and Executive Council for the term 2019-2022 will take place at the Congress in Macau. Information on the electoral process, how to vote (in person or by proxy), the list on candidates and how to nominate any new candidates can be found on the Elections page. Please note that to participate […]

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The deadlines to submit papers or panels to the 2019 Congress in Macau and for the early bird registration  have been extended to 31 March 2019.

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