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Awards & Prizes

Portrait of John Dryden, poet laureate (1631-1700), studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Dining Room of Canons Ashby.

Winners of the 2022-23 John Dryden Translation Competition

Please find below the winners of the 2023 John Dryden Translation Competition. With many thanks to everyone who entered! The John Dryden Translation Competition is sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation. Prizes are awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English. The competition is currently […]

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BCLA Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award (deadline 31 December 2023)

All postgraduate members of the British Comparative Literature Association are invited to apply for the Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award, worth up to £250.00. This sum may be used by postgraduate students for any costs incurred for the purpose of research activities. These may include travel expenses, registration fees for conferences or seminars, enrolment for other

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Announcement: Inaugural BCLA First Book Prize 2025 (deadline 1 January 2024)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the BCLA First Book Prize, which will recognise an outstanding first monograph in the field of comparative literature. The BCLA First Book Prize 2025 will be awarded to a book published between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2023. The prize of £500 will be presented at

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Winners of 2022 John Dryden Translation Competition Now Available in Comparative Critical Studies

The winners of the 2022 John Dryden Translation Competition have been announced, and their translations can now be read in the most recent issue of Comparative Critical Studies. The competition, which honors the memory of the 17th-century English poet and translator John Dryden, is held annually and recognizes outstanding translations of literary works from any

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Announcement: Winners of the British Comparative Literature Association Arthur Terry Essay Prize 2022

The British Comparative Literature Association offers an annual prize for an essay written in English on any aspect of comparative literature in memory of Arthur Terry (1927–2004), who served as President of the BCLA for many years. Arthur Terry was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, and one of the

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Announcement: Winners of the BCLA John Dryden Translation Competition 2021 – 2022

The BCLA is delighted to announce the outcome of the John Dryden Translation Competition. The John Dryden Translation Competition awards prizes for unpublished literary translations from any language into English. Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period. AILSA WOOD AZZARO has been awarded first place for The Beatrice Monologues translated from Stefano Benni’s Italian

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BCLA Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award (deadline July 1 2022)

All postgraduate members of the British Comparative Literature Association are invited to apply for the Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award 2022. The funding is is worth up to £250.00, and this sum may be used by postgraduate students for any costs incurred for the purpose of research activities. These may include travel expenses, registration fees

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NOW OPEN: Malcolm Bowie Prize 2021 (Deadline 28 February 2022)

In 2008 the Society for French Studies launched an annual Malcolm Bowie Prize, to be awarded for the best article published in the preceding year by an early-career researcher in the broader discipline of French Studies.  Malcolm Bowie was not only the most eminent and inspirational Anglophone scholar of French literature and theory of his

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ESCL Award – Excellence Award for Collaborative Research (deadline March 30, 2021)

The ESCL invites editors of academic volumes to present their application for the ESCL Excellence Award for Collaborative Research, to be awarded for an outstanding edited volume which makes an original contribution to the field of Comparative Literature.The award encourages collaborative comparative research, in recognition of the often undervalued creative work of editor(s).The Excellence Award

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John Dryden Translation Competition Winners 2019

The British Comparative Literature Association organises a translation competition in memory of the first British poet laureate John Dryden (1631–1700), who was a literary critic, translator, and playwright as well as a poet. See the John Dryden Translation Competition page for terms and conditions of entry. Please note that the next deadline for entry is the deadline for

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