Culture and Quarantine
Culture & Quarantine
This page is intended as a hub and repository for all with an academic and intellectual interest in Comparative Literature, national and international, to collaborate and engage with the unprecedented times the world is presently living through, which will mark society and culture for decades to come. In the process, it is hoped that we may all reflect on the purpose of Comparative Literature and what it means to pursue comparative approaches to culture in the age of confinement.
Read the BCLA’s statement and call for contributions below.
Your Reflection on Culture & Quarantine
A Call for Contributions
Reflections on your experiences of the present situation of no more than 1500 words are requested in any of the major languages. They will be edited and published on the BCLA website to be disseminated as broadly as possible.
Reflections on Culture in the Age of Confinement
Browse & Read the Reflections
Read the reflections composed by the President of the BCLA Susan Bassnett, the BCLA Executive, Andrew Motion, and international specialists in History, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
Statement by the BCLA
The role of Comparative Literature in the age of confinement
Covid-19 Comparative Literature
The BCLA is compiling a central repository with links to historical and contemporary fiction, prose and poetry, together with articles and other online resources related to COVID-19. This is an ongoing project, so please check back regularly.