Professional Associations and Research Centres

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Professional Associations and Research Centres

This page is a searchable database and resource listing national and institutional professions and research centres linked to Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. These are listed in alphabetical order, with links to dedicated websites and associated journals and publications.
 

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Country:
Argentina


Link:
https://aaliteraturacomparada.wordpress.com


Languages:
Spanish


Publication:
XIII Jornadas Nacionales


Description:
The Argentine Association of Comparative Literature (AALC) is a non-profit organization, whose main objective is to promote research and dissemination of Comparative Literature studies, and to convene researchers in the area to establish academic dialogue by means of conferences organized by the AALC as well as in the publications published by the same.

Country:
Russia


Link:
http://en.imli.ru


Languages:
Spanish


Publication:
XIII Jornadas Nacionales


Description:
The Argentine Association of Comparative Literature (AALC) is a non-profit organization, whose main objective is to promote research and dissemination of Comparative Literature studies, and to convene researchers in the area to establish academic dialogue by means of conferences organized by the AALC as well as in the publications published by the same.

Country:
Argentina


Link:
https://aaliteraturacomparada.wordpress.com


Languages:
Spanish


Publication:
XIII Jornadas Nacionales


Description:
The Argentine Association of Comparative Literature (AALC) is a non-profit organization, whose main objective is to promote research and dissemination of Comparative Literature studies, and to convene researchers in the area to establish academic dialogue by means of conferences organized by the AALC as well as in the publications published by the same.

Country:
Brazil


Link:
https://www.abralic.org.br


Languages:
Portuguese


Publication:
Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada


Description:
The Brazilian Association of Comparative Literature – ABRALIC is a non-profit civil association of a cultural character which brings together university professors, researchers and scholars of Comparative Literature nationwide. The fundamental objective of our association is to foster comparative studies in undergraduate and graduate courses in the humanities through the promotion of seminars, symposia and courses for the academic public. Since its foundation, ABRALIC has maintained publications specializing in Comparative Literature and disseminated scientific and literary works in this area of interest, as well as stimulating cultural exchange with other similar national and international associations.

Country:
Italy


Link:
http://www.anglisti.it


Languages:
English


Publication:
Textus


Description:

Country:
Italy


Link:
https://www.sigismondomalatesta.it


Languages:
Italian


Publication:


Description:
This is the website of the Associazione Sigismondo Malatesta, a private cultural institution founded in 1988 which promotes and organizes initiatives in various Italian cities in the following fields: literature, theatre, cinema, economics, historical and social sciences.

Country:
Azerbaijan


Link:
http://www.azcla.org


Languages:
Azerbaijani


Publication:


Description:
The main purpose of the Azerbaijan Association of Comparative Literary Studies (AzCLA) is to study various aspects of Azerbaijan, as well as world literature, literary criticism and culture, including historical, philosophical, religious, sociological and other studies of local and international theories in this direction, implementation of various projects related to the problems of literature and culture. One of the main goals of the association is to promote Azerbaijani literature and culture both in our country and abroad, and to study examples of world culture in our country.

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Country:
Bulgaria


Link:
http://ilit.bas.bg/en


Languages:
English


Publication:
Literaturna Misal, Scripta & e-Scripta, Starobulgarska Literatura


Description:
The Institute for Literature researches, develops, and propagates literature as a universal transmitter of values. The humanities are based on literature with all its varieties: literary history, theory, culturology, anthropology, semiotics, Old Bulgarian and Revival literature, contemporary literature, comparative approaches, discursive forms of Bulgarian identity. Literature is the communicative environment of these research areas. It is the most important mediator between man and the arts. Literature provides a balance between world values ​​and national identity, global memory and ancestral essence, recognizes the known in the different. Literary research reinforces the messages of the artistic word to universal significance.

Country:
Bulgaria


Link:
http://ilit.bas.bg/en


Languages:
English


Publication:
Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada


Description:
The Brazilian Association of Comparative Literature – ABRALIC is a non-profit civil association of a cultural character which brings together university professors, researchers and scholars of Comparative Literature nationwide. The fundamental objective of our association is to foster comparative studies in undergraduate and graduate courses in the humanities through the promotion of seminars, symposia and courses for the academic public. Since its foundation, ABRALIC has maintained publications specializing in Comparative Literature and disseminated scientific and literary works in this area of interest, as well as stimulating cultural exchange with other similar national and international associations.

C

Country:
Canada


Link:
https://complit.ca


Languages:
English/French


Publication:
The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature


Description:
The Canadian Comparative Literature Association was founded in 1969 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 at the UBC Congress. The CCLA gathers together scholars across Canada interested in Comparative Literature and organizes yearly meetings at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. CCLA members are also members of the International Comparative Literature Association and receive the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue canadienne de littérature comparée (founded by the association in 1974).

Country:
Portugal


Link:
http://cec.letras.ulisboa.pt/en/


Languages:
English/Portuguese


Publication:
Textos e Pretextos


Description:
The Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) is a scientific unit of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. Its activities encompass the comparative analysis of literatures, arts and cultures, using interdisciplinary methodologies and highly theorised approaches. CEC’s scientific identity is strongly grounded in the fields pertaining to Comparatism within the Humanities (Culture Studies, Literary and Artistic/Interart Studies, in dialogue with the Social Sciences). Spatial questions and approaches articulating these with the aesthetic and cultural dimensions of time, history and memory are common to all groups, notwithstanding the variety of approaches and methodological procedures adopted. CEC promotes the necessary discussion about the epistemological challenges raised by Comparatism, continually refocusing the reflection on this field of knowledge. The comparatist practice, situated at an interdisciplinary and interdiscursive focal point, depends on that inward gaze that is the first condition of its possibility.

Country:
India


Link:
http://www.clai.in/


Languages:
English


Publication:


Description:
The Comparative Literature Association of India (CLAI) is the national association for scholars and students of Comparative Literature in India. It is actively engaged in propagating the case for a more holistic study of literature and culture using the tools of comparative literary studies.

Country:
India


Link:
http://www.clai.in/


Languages:
English


Publication:


Description:
The Comparative Literature Association of India (CLAI) is the national association for scholars and students of Comparative Literature in India. It is actively engaged in propagating the case for a more holistic study of literature and culture using the tools of comparative literary studies.

D

Country:
Germany


Link:
https://dgavl.de


Languages:
German


Publication:
Komparatistik


Description:
The German Society for General and Comparative Literature Studies (DGAVL) is the professional association of comparatists in the German-speaking area and is affiliated with the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA).

Country:
Georgia


Link:
http://geclaorg.ge/5-simp-engl-list.htm


Languages:
English/Georgian


Publication:


Description:
GCLA was founded in 2008 and boasts over 100 researchers. The aims and objectives of the Association are to facilitate: Integration of Georgian science in the international scientific sphere, creation of constructive, creative environment for researches in the field of science and culture, the promotion of achievements in the field of Humanities in Georgia and abroad, the preparation and implementation of the programmes concerning scientific exchange, and the publishing of methodological and additional course-books.

e

Country:
Greece


Link:
http://gcla.phil.uoa.gr


Languages:
English/Greek/French


Publication:
ΣΥΓΚΡΙΣΗ


Description:
The Greek General and Comparative Literature Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1987 with the purpose of supporting and directing research and teaching in the field of General and Comparative Literature in Greece. We take the term “General and Comparative Literature” to mean, broadly speaking, the study of literature from a viewpoint transcending national, linguistic, cultural or other barriers; more specifically, it signifies the comparative study of literary history and literary theory, as well as the comparative analysis and criticism of literary texts. The Association aims at implementing its goals through the organization of international or national conferences, symposia and colloquia; through the publication of the proceedings of those events as well as the publication of the literary journal Comparison-the sole existing scientific journal in Greece on the subject of the comparison of Greek literature to foreign literatures and arts; through the publication of the “Studies and Inquiries” series; and also through its collaboration with the International Comparative Literature Association and other such national Associations world-wide.

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Country:
Georgia


Link:
http://geclaorg.ge/5-simp-engl-list.htm


Languages:
English/Georgian


Publication:


Description:
GCLA was founded in 2008 and boasts over 100 researchers. The aims and objectives of the Association are to facilitate: Integration of Georgian science in the international scientific sphere, creation of constructive, creative environment for researches in the field of science and culture, the promotion of achievements in the field of Humanities in Georgia and abroad, the preparation and implementation of the programmes concerning scientific exchange, and the publishing of methodological and additional course-books.

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Country:
Japan


Link:
http://www.nihon-hikaku.org/index.html


Languages:
Japanese


Publication:
比較文学


Description:
The Society aims to promote research on comparative literature and culture, cooperate with related organizations and researchers inside and outside Japan, and contribute to the development of the university, and in order to achieve this purpose, the following projects will be carried out.

K

Country:
South Korea


Link:
http://www.kcla.org/index.asp


Languages:
Korean


Publication:


Description:
The KCLA is a 60 year association created to establish Korea’s literary status with relation to world literature

L

Country:
Italy


Link:
http://www.compalit.it/


Languages:
Italian


Publication:


Description:

Country:
Spain


Link:
https://www.selgyc.com/index.php/es/


Languages:
Spanish


Publication:
1616, Anuario de Literatura Comparada


Description:
The Spanish Society of General and Comparative Literature was founded in Madrid in 1977, in order to promote the study of literature in all its manifestations.

Country:
South Africa


Link:
http://www.lasa.org.za/en/


Languages:
English


Publication:
Journal of Literary Studies (co-owned)


Description:
The Literature Association of South Africa (LASA) aims to promote the study of literary theory and comparative literature. Membership to the organisation is open to any researchers and lecturers who work in the broad field of literary studies (in any language).

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S

Country:
Slovenia


Link:
http://sdpk.si/


Languages:
Slovenian


Publication:
Primerjalna književnost


Description:

Country:
Italy


Link:
http://www.sicl-italia.it


Languages:
Italian


Publication:
Studi Comparatistici


Description:
La SICL si occupa di comparatistica letteraria nel senso più ampio, comprendendovi indagini di fenomeni comparatistici tra autori, opere, movimenti, scuole ecc. appartenenti a differenti aree linguistico-culturali (prevalentemente di ambito europeo: ma si tratta di una limitazione di fatto, non di principio), ma anche confronti con altre forme di espressione artistica, quali musica, cinema, arti figurative.

Country:
France


Link:
https://sflgc.org/


Languages:
French


Publication:


Description:
La Société française de littérature générale et comparée (association loi 1901) représente l’ensemble des enseignants et chercheurs dont l’activité porte sur l’étude de la littérature comparée en France, ainsi que celles et ceux qui préparent ou ont obtenu un doctorat en littérature comparée. Elle a pour vocation de coordonner les activités comparatistes, afin de développer l’enseignement et la recherche dans les domaines qui en relèvent, et de nourrir la réflexion sur l’évolution vivante de la discipline en France. Elle organise notamment la participation fran (…)

Country:
North America


Link:
https://complit-scla.org/


Languages:
English


Publication:
Comparatist


Description:
The aim of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (formerly Southern Comparative Literature Association) is to support and strengthen Comparative Literature and Arts studies. The society strives to foster an interest in literature as a form of artistic expression beyond national and linguistic boundaries, to help acquaint the community at large with the aims and values of comparative literature studies, and to help place young scholars in academic positions where they may be effective as teachers and scholar-critics. In order to achieve these goals, the society holds meetings for the purpose of presenting and discussing studies in comparative literature and arts and cooperates with other organizations interested in the attainment of these objectives.

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Country:
Europe


Link:
https://escl-selc.eu/


Languages:
English


Publication:
Complit: Journal of European Literature, Arts, and Society


Description:
ESCL/SELC aims to provide a European space for interdisciplinary dialogues about culture, literature and literary studies and to facilitate exchanges of ideas and information among scholars, promoting international collaborative research and teaching, generating relevant debates through publications and international conferences, enabling the circulation of students and staff, and generally supporting and internationalising the work of regional, national, cross-national associations of comparative literature.

Country:
Luxembourg


Link:
http://www.sllgc.lu


Languages:
English/French


Publication:
Revue luxembourgeoise de littérature générale et comparée


Description:
The Luxembourgish Society of General and Comparative Literature (SLLGC) was founded in 1980. Aiming to promote an awareness of the potential for comparative studies in Luxembourg’s multilingual and multicultural environment, the society approaches literature in an interdisciplinary frame across genres and boundaries. We explore intersections with visual arts, architecture, philosophy, cultural studies, music, anthropology, literary theory, politics etc. The society organizes readings, lectures, conferences

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