Committee on Affiliated and Associated Organizations

This Committee, approved in December 2019, (originally with the title National Associations (Plus)), will seek new ways to include National Associations (NA) that are members of the AILC-ICLA more prominently at various levels of our organization: at the ICLA Congresses (for example, through panels they might sponsor, or meetings), in our research committees, and in promoting collaborations, such as joint events or publications. It will be pleased to receive suggestions arising from NAs regarding any aspect of the AILC-ICLA activities, structures, outreach, etc.

The Committee will also reach out to Comparative Literature Associations not currently affiliated with us.

Co-Chairs (2022-25):
Toshiko Ellis (

Haun Saussy (


Marie-Thérèse Abdelmessih (

Sandra L. Bermann (

Helena Buescu (

Massimo Fusillo (

Noriko Hiraishi (

Paulo Lemos Horta (

Adam Kola (

Kitty J Millet (

Chandra Mohan (

William Spurlin (