The British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) aims to promote the scholarly study of literature, across languages and borders, national or other. We explore literature in relation to other disciplines and translations between languages and media. Our primary interests are in literature, the contexts of literature, and the interaction between literatures.

The Annual General Meeting of the British Comparative Literature Association  will take place on Saturday, 2 November, Room 108, 21 Russell Square from 15.00 – 17.00.  Everyone registered as a member of the BCLA is welcome to attend and participate.

After the AGM, the  winners of both the 2019 Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize and the  2019 John Dryden Translation Competition will be awarded their prizes at the BCLA “At Home” event which will take place on Saturday 2 November 2019 at 17.30 – 19.00  at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG.Room L67.  See map for location and directions.  No registration or fee is necessary.

The call for papers and the website for the 2020 Triennial Conference of the British Comparative Literature Association is now open. The conference will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast, 15 – 17 September 2020, and the theme is Randomness.
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The Annual British Comparative Literature Association Postgraduate Conference 2019, “Radical Retellings: Fairy Tale, Myth and Beyond” will be held at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, Friday 29th November 2019.
The call for papers is now open.
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The John Dryden Translation Competition, which awards prizes for unpublished literary translations from any language into English is now open. The deadline for submissions is 10 February 2020.
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The British Comparative Literature Association awards a number of postgraduate bursaries, to a maximum of £250 per BCLA member registered for an MA, MPhil, MRes  or PhD, in order to support attendance at conferences or research events. The next deadline for applications is 30 November 2019.
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