Support For Postgraduates

The British Comparative Literature Association has a vibrant postgraduate community with members from across the UK and abroad. The Postgraduate Representatives organise the annual BCLA Postgraduate Conference and other postgraduate events on comparative literature across different universities in the UK. See the News and Announcements for upcoming events and calls.

As of April 2014, the BCLA also introduced a scheme of Postgraduate Bursaries designed to support attendance at conferences or research trips.

See below for the BCLA’s current postgraduate bursary, the Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award.

The Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award

You are invited to apply for the Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award, intended to offer postgraduate students assistance in the present situation caused by COVID-19 and its repercussions. The award is worth £250.00, and this sum may be used for any costs incurred for the purpose of research activities. These may include registration fees for online conferences or seminars, enrolment for other relevant training courses, the purchase and download of applicable software, or the costs of books, journals, and stationery. The purchase of equipment such as laptops, mobiles or other hardware is not eligible.

Applicants should be members of the BCLA: information on how to apply for membership is available via the BCLA Homepage or Membership page. Applicants should also be students registered for a postgraduate degree  (MA, MRes, MPhil or PhD) in the field of comparative literature, defined here as the interaction of at least two bodies of literature (writers, genres, etc), usually across languages.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 12.00 noon. No applications can be accepted after this date, and proof of purchase or receipts are required to claim all or part of the amount awarded.

The application form is here: please download, complete the form electronically and send it as an attachment to  An acknowledgement of the application will be made on receipt.

This award has been made possible through the generosity of Dr Glyn Hambrook, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wolverhampton, Honorary Lecturer in the English Department, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, former member of the BCLA Executive Committee, and organiser of the 2016 BCLA Triennial Conference, “Salvage”.

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Postgraduate Representatives

The British Comparative Literature Association has a vibrant postgraduate community with members from across the UK and abroad.

The present postgraduate representatives are:

Early Career Representative:
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