This page features information on the British Comparative Literature Association’s house journal, Comparative Critical Studies, published three times a year with electronic supplements and sent free of charge to full, part-time and retired members; and the book series, Legenda Studies in Comparative Literature. Further down the page, you will find up-to-date resources useful to all working in the fields of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies.

BCLA Publications

Legenda Studies In Comparative Literature

The book series, Studies in Comparative Literature (SICL), is published in close collaboration with the British Comparative Literature Association by Legenda, the book imprint for new research in humanities disciplines. Legenda was originally founded in 1995 by the European Humanities Research Centre at Oxford University, under the leadership of Malcolm Bowie, President of the BCLA from 1998 to 2004, and is presently owned by the Modern Humanities Research Association.

There are presently fifty-six published titles in the series, with seven more forthcoming in for 2020 and 2021. all the volumes published range widely across comparative and theoretical topics in literary and translation studies, and they also accommodate research at the interface between different artistic media and between the humanities and the sciences. See the homepage of Studies in Comparative Literature for the full list of titles.

The editorial committee, which is appointed by the BCLA, is currently chaired jointly by Dr Emily Finer (St Andrews) and Professor Wen-Chin Ouyang (SOAS, University of London).

For further details on submission of proposals and manuscripts, follow this link: proposals for new Legenda books.

Comparative Critical Studies

Comparative Critical Studies is the house journal of the British Comparative Literature Association, published by Edinburgh University Press in three issues yearly. The journal has a dedicated page on the Edinburgh University Press website for browsing old issues and for online access. Comparative Critical Studies also incorporates Comparative Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 1979-2003) and New Comparison (BCLA, 1986-2003) both of which have now ceased publication.

The journal is concerned with comparative literary and critical studies internationally and in the UK, from whatever standpoint.

Comparative Critical Studies

  • features Special Issues on current topics,
  • publishes selected papers from the international and workshop conferences of the British Comparative Literature Association,
  • covers new developments in the field through reviews and bibliographies,
  • publishes the winners of the annual John Dryden Translation Competition, sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation.

Contributions for articles and book reviews are invited. These include unsolicited submissions, and will receive peer review.  Here is further information concerning the submission of previously unpublished work, including author guidelines and style sheet.

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