CFP: BCLA Autumn Graduate Reception: Afterlives

BCLA Autumn Graduate Reception: Afterlives

University College London

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Graduate Reception on the evening of 7 November 2016.

The theme for this year’s Autumn Reception is “Afterlives”. We have three slots available for postgraduates to give a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that addresses literature’s multiple afterlives, such as socio-political, ethical, aesthetic, scientific, theoretical, mythical, and so on, or examines the way in which afterlives have come to shape the past, present, and future of comparative literature. Submissions need not be limited to these parameters and we welcome broad and creative interpretations of this theme.

BCLA Graduate Receptions are friendly evening seminars which offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics, followed by an informal wine reception. This Graduate Reception will also celebrate the winners of the 2016 Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize.

The deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words) is 21 October 2016; please send abstracts to Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

BCLA Postgraduate Representatives: Niall Sreenan, Stefano Rossoni, and Stanislava Dikova