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American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

The American Comparative Literature Association, founded in 1960, is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.

In its largest sense, comparative literature promotes the study of intercultural relations that cross national boundaries, multicultural relations within a particular society, and the interactions between literature and other forms of human activity, including the arts, the sciences, philosophy, and cultural artifacts of all kinds.

The members of the ACLA are thus joined not by a national, linguistic, or methodological investment held in common, but by the shared condition of teaching and writing across nations, languages, and cultures--and hence by their lively interest in comparison as both a theoretical and a practical matter.

The ACLA sponsors three scholarly journals - Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, and Symploké.

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Comparative Literature




Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Verknüpfte Ressourcen

Calls for Papers

Nature and Morality: (Non)Human Sexuality in Science and Literature (ACLA 2020); Trouble Every Day: The Novella and its (Ordinary) Terror (ACLA 2020); Decolonial Epistemic Resistances and (Trans)local Practices (ACLA 2020); After Race, Too: New Alignments in Comparative Racialization, Multiracialism, and Post-Racialism (ACLA 2020); Aesthetic Education: A Twenty-First-Century Primer (ACLA 2020); Conformity and Clandestinity in Iberian Literatures, 16th-21st c. (ACLA 2020); Comparative Returns (ACLA 2020); Thinking like a Sociologist: Theories, Methods, and Risks (ACLA 2020); “Philip Roth’s Succès de Scandale” (ACLA 2020); Cold War Nostalgias: East and West (ACLA 2020); Solidarity in Translation (ACLA 2020); 27 Rue de Fleurus (ACLA 2020); Emergent Genres and Forms: Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East after the Second Intifada (ACLA 2020); Fictions of the Neoliberal City (ACLA 2020); Doing Theory in Archipelagic Southeast Asia (ACLA 2020); Modern Wars, Genocide, Survival, and Life Writing (ACLA 2020); Tides of Progress: Print Culture and Anglo-Hispanic Exchanges, 1880-1940 (ACLA 2020); Misogynist Aesthetics, Feminist Methods, and the History of Monotony (ACLA 2020); Reading in Theory (ACLA 2020); Forecasting: Scenarios for the Future (ACLA 2020); Climate Change and Comparative Aesthetics (ACLA 2020); Poetry and Mass Collectivity (ACLA 2020); Island Stories (ACLA 2020); European and Global Responses to the Concept of “Literary Engagement” between 1945 and 1968 (ACLA 2020); The American Academic Novel in the 21st Century (ACLA 2020); Literary Characters. Where to? (ACLA 2020); Colonial, postcolonial and global iterations of Bangladeshi Literatures (ACLA 2020); The Allure of Enigma in Modern and Postmodern Literature and Cinema (ACLA 2020); Geopolitical Narrative and the Genre Turn (ACLA 2020); Indigenous Materialities and Temporal Divergences in the Americas (ACLA 2020); The Material Turn in Comparative Literature: The Old and the New, A Conversation (ACLA 2020); Narrative Theories of Violence: From the Political to the Racial Unconscious (ACLA 2020); Staging Justice: Trials and Tribunals in Literature, Theater, and Film (ACLA 2020); Narratives of the 1990s (ACLA 2020); Socialist Side of World Literature (ACLA 2020); Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies (ACLA 2020); Eastern Texts and Western Audiences: Translation, Adaptation, and Reception from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day (ACLA 2020); Eddies and Abstract Machines: Comparing Benjamin and Deleuze (ACLA 2020); Impersonal Intimacy in an Expanded Field (ACLA 2020); Sound Waves (ACLA 2020); Marketing World Literature (ACLA 2020); Postwar Variations (ACLA 2020); Literary Approaches to Financial Imperialism (ACLA 2020); Feminist Repetitions/Repeating Feminisms (ACLA 2020); Bodies of Knowledge/Knowledge of Bodies (ACLA 2020); The Transcendental as A Logic of Sensation: Human, Non-Human, and Technical Approaches (ACLA 2020); Do You Feel My Pain? Aesthetics of Suffering and Sociopolitical Circulations of Affect (ACLA 2020); Bad Readers (ACLA 2020); The University We Want (ACLA 2020); Correspondence/Discordance: The Postal Motif in Iberian and Ibero-american Film (ACLA 2020); History and the Time of Speculative Ecology (ACLA 2020); Speaking Truth for Power: Writing, Reality, and the State in Medieval and Early Modern Islamic Literature and Criticism (ACLA 2020); Anticommunist Imaginary (ACLA 2020); Cold War Humanism (ACLA 2020); Dreaming within/beyond the Crisis of the Present (ACLA 2020); Memory and Materiality in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Literatures (ACLA 2020); Pierogi and Plum Brandy: Cultures of Consumption in Russian & Eastern European Literature (ACLA 2020); Erotic Entanglements: Forms and Structures of Desire in Premodern Persian Literature (ACLA 2020); Latinx Modernisms (ACLA 2020); Imagined Communities in World Literature (ACLA 2020); Style: Beyond Form (ACLA 2020); Global Slaveries (ACLA 2020); SF in/of China (ACLA 2020); World Literature: Circulations Outside the Modern (ACLA 2020); Poetry's Exemplarity (ACLA 2020); Emily Dickinson and the Anthropocene (ACLA 2020); Hermeneutics and Literary Studies Today (ACLA 2020); Rabindranath Tagore and his Creative Genius (ACLA 2020); The Enemy Image of the Jew in World Literature (ACLA 2020); Unfolding the Untold: New Stories from Old Parables (ACLA 2020); Emerging Subjects: Transnational Modernism and the Urban Imaginary (ACLA 2020); In/finity is now: Temporality and Impasse in the Time of Precarities (ACLA 2020); Oil & Water (ACLA 2020); The Poetics and Politics of Eco-Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary World Literature (ACLA 2020); Sexual Difference and Cultural Difference (ACLA 2020); Agamben's Later Works (ACLA 2020); Political Implications of the Poetics of Philosophy (ACLA 2020); Nature's Desire (ACLA 2020); Literature on Drugs (ACLA 2020); Translation as Material Practice: Case Studies in Production, Circulation, and Reception (ACLA 2020); Seduced Heroes, Seduced Readers (ACLA 2020); Making Sense of Digitality (ACLA 2020); Literary Translation as Scholarship: A Workshop (ACLA 2020); Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities (ACLA 2020); The Transformative Powers of Hate, Rage, and Other Ugly Feelings (ACLA 2020); Giorgio Agamben and Literature (ACLA 2020); Gentrification in Contemporary Fiction (ACLA 2020); Widening the Narrows: Straits and the Oceanic Turn (ACLA 2020); The Knowledge of Art (ACLA 2020); Performing Text in Music and Theater: Interdisciplinary Readings and Conversations (ACLA 2020); Global Soundscapes: Music, Politics, and Literature (ACLA 2020); World Literature: Noise and Silences (ACLA 2020); Imperial Environments: From Tropical Climes to Contemporary Crisis (ACLA 2020); Ubu: Grotesquery in Political Theory (ACLA 2020); Cli(mate) Fi(ction) post-2016 (ACLA 2020); Global theory and terminology for world literature (DITL) (ACLA 2020); “Unavailable: The Joy of Not Responding,” ACLA Seminar, Virtual Conference, April 8-11, 2021; Call for Proposals: ACLA 2021 Annual Meeting is Going Virtual!


ACLA 2020: Cancelled; ACLA 2021: The American Comparative Literature Association's 2021 Annual Meeting (April 8-11, 2021, Montreal)


Association internationale de littérature comparée (AILC) / International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)


ACLA Report on the State of the Discipline [of Comparative Literature] 2014-2015
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 12.12.2018
Letzte Änderung: 19.06.2019