Membership

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Membership of the British Comparative Literature Association is open to academic members of universities and other institutions of higher learning as well as to graduate students and to other persons with appropriate scholarly interests, both in the UK and abroad. The BCLA is affiliated to the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), therefore membership of the BCLA includes membership of the ICLA.

The BCLA welcomes applications for membership from UK and international scholars, researchers, authors and lecturers working in the field of comparative literature and related fields such as translation, creative writing and poetry.

The BCLA has four categories of membership

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Members in full time employment at a UK or international university, higher education or scholarly institution.
Members who are retired, emeritus, freelance or in part time employment at a UK or international university, higher education or research institution.

Members registered for a postgraduate degree, masters or doctorate at a UK or international university, higher education or scholarly institution.

UK or international university and higher education departments whose teaching and research staff have an academic interest in comparative literature and translation.

Use Of Membership Fees

The income from the BCLA’s membership fees is distributed for the purpose of a wide range of activities which are of advantage to the discipline of Comparative Literature. These benefits include conference and travel bursaries, discounts for attendance at the BCLA’s triennial conference; sponsorship of conferences and workshops organised by members, and participation in the governance of the BCLA. The Association maintains close links with departments through the election of leading scholars in the field to its executive.

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