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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.
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REMINDER: The annual John Dryden Translation Competition closes on 10 February 2020. The competition awards three prizes and commendations if merited,  for unpublished literary translations from any language. The translations may also draw on any source text comprising poetry, prose or drama from any period. The method of electronic payment will be confirmed in January;  the winners will be announced in the summer and awarded their prizes at the BCLA Annual General Meeting and Colloquy. The entry fees can now be paid for via a secure online store at the University of Leeds.
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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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Why not start thinking about the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize, which recognises work of outstanding merit at Master’s level by awarding an annual prize for an essay written in English on any aspect of comparative literature. There are two prizes available, and the winning entrants are also given one-year free BCLA membership. The deadline for next year’s competition will be Friday 4 September 2020.
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