Call for Contributions to the British Comparative Literature Association Web Archive, “Culture and Quarantine”

The British Comparative Literature Association would like to invite its Executive, International Corresponding members, members and followers of the website, together with affiliated members of the International Comparative Literature Association,

The British Comparative Literature Association would like to invite members, followers of the website, and specialists in Comparative Literature and Translation, to contribute reflections of 1,000 – 1500 words in length for dissemination via the Culture and Quarantine section of the BCLA website. The themes may be broadly based on what it means to live in an age of confinement, especially in the light of fiction, drama and poetry which treats the issues of contagion, plague, confinement, alienation, experiences of space and time, to name but a few related themes. Examples of essays by members of the BCLA Executive Committee, Sir Andrew Motion, and a range of international specialists, may be found on our page Reflections on Culture on the Age of Confinement. The texts are fully searchable by keyword, institution and language.

Since this page is also intended as a hub and repository of material relevant to the unprecedented times that human society and culture is living through, we also welcome links to relevant articles, books, historical material and copyright cleared images and artwork in the public domain, with commentaries on these for the Resource Bank and Gallery. A contact form is provided on the Culture and Quarantine page.

There is no deadline for the submission of any text, image or other resource.

Finally, our sincere and heartfelt best wishes to all the BCLA’s members and followers at this traumatic and difficult time. Please stay safe.

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