Current Members

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. Below is a list of current BCLA members who have agreed for their names to be published on the website. Please contact the Web Editor for updates.

Members Research Interest
Professor Marie Therese Abdelmessih, Kuwait University, Kuwait and Cairo University, Egypt Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Intermediality, Visual Culture, E-Literature
PhD (candidate) Renata Meints Adail, University of Birmingham James Joyce
John Milton
Presence in Literature
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Graphic Novels
Timothy Adès, Rhyming Translator-Poet Desnos, Hugo, Cassou, Alfonso Reyes, Brecht, Sikelianós
Emeritus Professor Jeremy Adler, King’s College London
Dr Lucia Aiello, University of York Multilingualism, Women Writers and Gender Theory, Narratives of Displacement
Professor Abdulla Al-Dabbagh, United Arab Emirates University, UAE Shakespeare, World Literature, Contemporary Literature, Literary Theory, Film Studies
Dr Najim A. Kadhim Al-Dyni, College of Arts, University of Baghdad, Iraq Studies of Literary Influences, Image of the Other in National Literature, Criticism
Dr Burcu Alkan, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey
Dr Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths, University of London
James Appleton, University College London
Professor Sanja Bahun, University of Essex
Professor Chris Baldick, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Alessio Baldini, University of Leeds 19th- and 20th-Century European Novel, Literary Theory, Literature and Ethics, Literature and the Mind
Dr Paul Barnaby, University of Edinburgh
Professor Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick
Douglas Battersby, University of York Modernist Literature, Contemporary Literature, Philosophical Approaches, Form-Centred Approaches, Literary Theory
Dame Gillian Beer, University of Cambridge
Professor Matthew Bell, King’s College London
Stefano Bellin, University College London Italian Literature and Thought, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, Continental Philosophy, Political Theory
Emeritus Professor Alcuin Blamires, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Caroline Blinder, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Jean Boase-Beier, University of East Anglia Literary Translation, Holocaust Poetry, Poetics and Stylistics
Professor Lucia Boldrini, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Rebecca Braun, University of Lancaster
Dr Geraldine Brodie, University College London
Dr Catherine Brown, New College of the Humanities Modernism, Late Victorian Literature, Anglo-Russian Literary Relations, D. H. Lawrence
Penny Brown, University of Manchester
Professor Sarah Annes Brown, Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Leon Burnett, University of Essex
Dr Marie-Claude Canova-Green, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Helen Carr, Goldsmiths, University of London Modern European and North-American Narrative, Postcolonial Literature, Adaptation Studies
Dr Viviane Carvalho da Annunciacao, University of Cambridge
Dr Jo Catling, University of East Anglia Comparative Literature, Transnational Poetics, Brazilian Studies, English Studies, Translation
Dr Margaret Anne Clarke, University of Portsmouth
Rosie Clarke, University of Warwick Comparative Literature in Chinese/English
Dr Monika Class, King’s College London
Dr Josh Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Benjamin Colbert, University of Wolverhampton
Dr Anthony Coulson, Dublin City University, Ireland
Dr Marion Dalvai, University of St Andrews
Professor Lucile Desblache, University of Roehampton
Dr Jane Desmarais, Goldsmiths, University of London Literature and Science, International Modernism, Very Short Fiction, Millenarianism, Dystopian Fiction and Drama
Rebecca DeWald, University of Glasgow
Dr Emilia Di Rocco, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Dr Stamatina Dimakopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
Maura Dooley, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Biljana Đorić-Francuski, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Professor Peter Dunwoodie, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Ayman El-Desouky, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Professor Manfred Engel, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, English Literature
Stefano Evangelista, Durham University and Harvard University, USA
Professor Rachel Falconer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr Ann Marie Fallon, Portland State University, USA
Professor Gentil de Faria, Instituto Gentil de Faria, Brazil Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Modern and Travel Literature, British vs French Exotic Literature, Translation and Culture
Dr Emily Finer, University of St Andrews Italian Literature, Comparative Literature, Romance Languages, Textual Criticism, Literary Criticism
Professor Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Professor John Burt Foster, George Mason University, USA
Professor Peter France, University of Edinburgh
Naomi Charlotte Fukuzawa, University College London
Dr Omar García-Obregón, Queen Mary, University of London Francophone Postcolonial Literature, Travel Writing, Caribbean Literature, World Literature, Translating Cultures
Dr Howard Gaskill, University of Edinburgh
Mrs Alina Ghimpu-Hague, Royal Holloway, University of London 17th- and 18th-Century French Literature, Rhetoric and Literary Theory, Modern Russian Poetry, Literary Translation
Dr Patricia Gillies, University of Essex Rhetoric and Literary Theory
Dr John T. Gilmore, University of Warwick
Professor Andrew Ginger, University of Bristol Modern Russian Poetry
Dr Dorota Goluch, Cardiff University Literary Translation
Dr Cornelia Gräbner, University of Lancaster
Dr Gunnthorunn Gudmundsdottir, University of Iceland
Dr Glyn Hambrook, University of Wolverhampton
Dr Nicholas Harrison, King’s College London 18th-Century Literature, Neo-Latin Literature, Caribbean Literature, Translation Studies, History of Cultural Relations between China and the West
Katharina Herold, University of Oxford Comparative LiteratureEuropean Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Decadence (English, German, French), Drama Theory and Practice, Literary and Cultural Theory (Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism) 
Professor Theo Hermans, University College London Postcolonial Literature, Literary Multilingualism, Postwar British Literature, Translation Studies, Colonial Linguistics
Dr Richard Hibbitt, University of Leeds
Dr Isobel Hurst, Goldsmiths, University of London Translation and Solidarity, Postcolonial Literature and Translation, Polish Literature and Translation, Reception Studies, Translation, Memory and the Holocaust
Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton, University of St Andrews Life Writing, Memory Studies, Trauma Studies, 21st-Century Spanish Literature, Autobiography Studies
Dr Paul Innes, University of Glasgow
Dr Adriana X. Jacobs, University of Oxford
Steven Jefferson, University of London
Professor Ann M. Jefferson, University of Oxford
Dr Rebecca Jones, University of Birmingham
Dr Dionysios Kapsaskis, University of Roehampton
Dr Alicia Kent, King’s College London
Dr Angela Kershaw, University of Birmingham Modern Hebrew and Israeli Literature, Literary Translation, Comparative Poetics, Modern Jewish Literature, Political Poetry
Ahmed F. Khaleel, University of York German Literature, Polish Literature, Russian Literature, Nation-building and Imperialism,
Professor Holger Klein, University of Salzburg, Austria History
Dr Anita Klujber, University of Essex Comparative Literature, Myth, Bibliotherapy,
Literature and Music, Literature and Science
Dr Grace Koh, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Dr Andreas Kramer, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Frank Krause, Goldsmiths, University of London
Associate Professor Daniela La Penna, University of Reading Modern Poetry (English-Arabic), Comparative Literature, Literary Translation, Human Rights and Literature, Poetic Drama
Dr Duncan Large, University of East Anglia
Ann Lawson Lucas, University of Hull
Ms Persida Lazarevic, Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara, Italy Southern Slavic Enlightenment, Italian-Southern Slavic Relations (18th-19th Centuries), Southern Slavic Oral Tradition
Dr Charles Leavitt, University of Reading Italian Literature, Italian Cinema, Global Modernism, American Literature, African-American Literature
Diana Leca, University of Cambridge Poetry, Translation, World Literature
Dr Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja, Independent Scholar
Emeritus Professor Laura Lepschy, University College London
Professor Karin Littau, University of Essex Film Studies, Taiwanese Cinema, Transnational, Chinese Cinema, Asian Cinema
Dr Donald Mackenzie, University of Glasgow
Dr Robin MacKenzie, University of St Andrews
Mrs Natasha Mansfield, University of Essex
Dr Alison Martin, University of Reading Transnational Modernism, Theories of the Avant-garde, Experimental Contemporary Poetics, Aesthetics and the Frankfurt School, the novel
Dr Laura Martin, University of Glasgow Text-Image Relationship (Especially in Goethe), Hindu-Buddhist-Christian-Islamic Architectural Ornamentation, Journalism, Scandinavian Design
Dr Frauke Matthes, University of Edinburgh
Dr Sebastian Matzner, King’s College London
Deirdre McMahon, University of Warwick
Professor Paulo de Medeiros, University of Warwick World Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Philosophy and Literature, Lusophone Literatures, Global Modernisms
Dr Bonnie Millar, the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, University of Nottingham
Dr Zoran Milutinovic, University College London Comparative Literature, Poetry, Women Studies, Juvenile Delinquencies, Graphic Novels
Professor Bart Moore-Gilbert, Goldsmiths, University of London
Miss Lydia Munday, University of Leeds Theatre translation
  Modern literature
Dr Florian Mussgnug, University College London
Mr Igbinedion Obaretin, University of Aberdeen Comparative Literary Stylistics and Cross-Cultural Studies, Post 9/11 Literature and Theories, Gender Violence, War, and Terrorism in Literature, Anglophone and Francophone African Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theories
Associate Professor Maike Oergel, University of Nottingham Translation Studies, Sociology of Translation, Sociology of Cultural Production, History of Publishing, History of Culture
Associate Professor Mohamed-Salah Omri, University of Oxford Old and Middle English Language and Literature, Medieval Romance, Alliterative Poetry, Folk Tales, Courtliness, the Arthurian Tradition, Sound Studies and Medical Humanities
Professor Wen-chin Ouyang, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Dr Mariangela Palladino, University of Keele Indian Literature, Irish Literature, Modernism, Identity Studies, Postcolonial Literature
Chrysi Papaioannou, University of Leeds
Dr Sowon Park, University of Oxford Theories of World Literature, Modern East Asian Literature, British Modernism, Cognitive Literary Criticism, Political Fiction
Dr Henriette Partzsch, University of Glasgow
Professor Jaroslaw Pluciennik, University of Łódź, Poland
Dr Carmen Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Hany Rashwan, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Professor Matthew Reynolds, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford Postcolonial Literature, Ecocriticism and Animal Studies, Cultural Geography, Fairytales and Myth in Contemporary Fiction
Emily Rose, University of East Anglia Theory of Literature, the Act of Reading from Comparative and Cognitive Perspectives, Educational Technology (Especially Iphonology)
Barney Samson, University of Essex Romanian literature, Poerty and Poetics, Parody and Satire, Postmodernism
Simone Schröder, University of Bath
Melissa Schuh, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Karen Seago, City University London
Dr. Sean Seeger, University of Essex Modernism, postcolonialism, science fiction, utopias/dystopias/heterotopias
Professor Naomi Segal, Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Elinor Shaffer, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Professor Efraim Sicher, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel Comparative Literature, German Literature, Art History, Literature and Politics, Literature and Economics
Dr Michael Simpson, Goldsmiths, University of London
Nichola Smalley, University College London
Emily Speirs, University of Oxford James Joyce, Derek Walcott, Modernism, Literary Criticism, Intellectual History
Niall Sreenan, University College London
Dr Andy Stafford, University of Leeds Romanticism, Literature and the Visual Arts, Literature and Science
Dr Axel Stähler, University of Kent
Dr Tamar Steinitz, Goldsmiths, University of London
Gabriela Steinke, University of Wolverhampton
Dr Joanna Stolarek, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, University College London
Dr Céline Surprenant, University of Sussex
Dr Carole Sweeney, Goldsmiths, University of London Turkish Literature, Modernism, 20th-Century British Literature
Dr Miceala Symington, Université de La Rochelle, France 20th-Century and Contemporary Literature, Transnational Literature, Translingualism, Translation Studies, Migration
Katarzyna Szymanska, University of Oxford
Nicola Thomas, University of Nottingham English Literature, German Literature, Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Poetry, Space and Place
Dr Paola Toninato, University of Warwick
Dr Derval Tubridy, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Natalia Tuliakova, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Russia Comparative Studies, Genre Studies, Literary Theory, Literary Legends
Associate Professor Evy Varsamopoulou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Language Philosophy, Language Mysticism, Madness in Literature
Professor Robert Vilain, University of Bristol English Literature, German Literature, Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Poetry, Space and Place
Dr Sinéad Wall, University of Westminster
Dr. Shao-Hua Wang, University of Oxford City Literature, Comparative Literature, Phenomenology
Professor Marina Warner, Birkbeck, University of London
Vered Weiss, University of Kent English Literature, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies
Professor Shane Weller, University of Kent
Professor Robert Weninger, King’s College London
Joanna Wilson, University of Leicester Irish Travel and Diasporic Writing in Latin America and Beyond, the Returnee, Portrayals of Argentina, 20th-Century Spanish Cinema
Dr. N. Kıvılcım Yavuz, University of Copenhagen Medieval Studies, Classical Reception and Textual Transmission, Historiography, Literary Theory, Manuscript Studies
Jessica Siu Yin Yeung, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Assistant Professor Vladimir Zoric, University of Nottingham