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Professor Marina Warner, Birkbeck, University of London, President of The British Comparative Literature Association.
www.bcla.org

The British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) aims to promote the scholarly study of literature, across languages and borders, national or other. We explore literature in relation to other disciplines and translations between languages and media. Our primary interests are in literature, the contexts of literature, and the interaction between literatures.

Comparative Critical Studies is the house journal of the British Comparative Literature Association, published by Edinburgh University Press in three issues yearly.

BCLA EVENTS

2016

30th January 2016
This year's Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture, 'Proust and music, politics and flesh', will be delivered by Jacqueline Rose. The lecture will take place at 2:30 pm on 30 January 2016, at Room B04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD London.
The lecture is open to the public; however, spaces will be limited. Book a free place on Eventbrite. Details can be found here.

2015
MW's President's Letter published in Comparative Critical Studies, Vol 12, Number 1, 2015, pp ix-x1.


2014
POETRY IN METAMORPHOSIS
26th September 2014

Organised by the British Comparative Literature Association, the British Academy, the British School at Rome and the Italian Cultural Institute London, Poetry in Metamorphosis will take place in London at the British Academy and the Italian Cultural Institute on 21 October 2014 as part of the British Academy Guardian Language Festival and the Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo 2014.

Speakers include: Jacob Blakesley (Leeds), Nadia Cannata and colleagues (Sapienza Università di Roma), Daniela Caselli (Manchester), F. M. Federici (UCL), Paul Howard (Cambridge), Daniela La Penna (Reading), Matthew Reynolds (Oxford), Claudia Rossignoli (St Andrews) and Nigel Vincent (Manchester).

In addition, BCLA Secretary Matthew Reynolds will be introducing readings by Philip Terry (Essex) from Dante's Inferno and BCLA President Marina Warner will be introducing Jamie McKendrick's new translation of the poetry of Antonella Anedda. More info here.

 

2013
TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SERIES 2013
The British Comparative Literature Association organises a triennial international conference series. The most recent conference in this series, the BCLA XIII International Conference on Migration, conflict, creativity and the Arab Spring, was held at the University of Essex between 8–11 July 2013. Details here.

Key note speakers:
Rosa Braidotti, University of Utrecht
Michael Cronin, Dublin City University
Abdelfattah Kilito, University of Rabat, Morocco
Maria Tatar, Harvard University
Marina Warner, University of Essex (Presidential Address)

Hosted by the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, keynote speakers included Rosi Braidotti (University of Utrecht), Michael Cronin (Dublin City University), Abdelfattah Kilito (University of Rabat), Maria Tatar (Harvard University), and Marina Warner (University of Essex), who delivered the Presidential Address.

Professor Marina Warner, President of the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA), explains why this year's BCLA conference is themed around migration and talks about the special strand created to look at the Arab Spring in Literature and the Arts.
An interview can be watched here.

2012
Marina Warner Guest Editor's Foreword in Comparative Critical Studies. Volume 9, Issue supplement, Page ix-xii, ISSN 1744-1854, Available Online October 2012 , can be read here.

2011
POSSIBLE WORLDS: A DAY CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF DAME GILLIAN BEER
15th September 2011
Queen Mary, University of London

 

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