About this Journal

As the British Comparative Literature Association’s peer-reviewed house journal, Comparative Critical Studies seeks to advance methodological (self)reflection on the nature of comparative literature as a discipline. The journal invites contributions providing innovative perspectives on the theory and practice of the study of comparative literature in all its aspects, including but not restricted to: theory and history of comparative literary studies; comparative studies of conventions, genres, themes and periods; reception studies; comparative gender studies; transmediality; diasporas and the migration of culture from a literary perspective; and the theory and practice of literary translation and cultural transfer. The three annual issues include sections with open submission academic articles in the field of comparative literature, book reviews, the winners of the Dryden Translation Prize, the keynote lectures of the triennial BCLA conference, the Malcolm Bowie memorial lectures, and selected papers from BCLA conferences and workshops.

Editors and Editorial Board


Dr Richard Hibbitt, University of Leeds
Dr Adhira Mangalagiri, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Will McMorran, Queen Mary University of London

Book Review Editor

Dr Rosa Mucignat, King's College London

Please send books for review to: Dr Rosa Mucignat, Comparative Literature, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, UK

Editorial Committee

Mieke Bal, Amsterdam University 
Gillian Beer, University of Cambridge
Francesca Billiani, University of Manchester
Lucia Boldrini, Goldsmiths University 
Terence Cave, University of Oxford
Peter Davies, University of Edinburgh 
Thomas Docherty, Warwick University
Dámaso López García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid 
Howard Gaskill, University of Edinburgh 
Rüdiger Görner, Queen Mary University of London
Glyn Hambrook, University of Wolverhampton/Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Linda Hutcheon, Toronto University 
Djelal Kadir, Penn State University 
Duncan Large, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Joep Th. Leerssen, Amsterdam University 
John Lindon, University College London ✝
Laura Marcus, Oxford University ✝
Maike Oergel, University of Nottingham 
Francesca Orsini, SOAS, London
Manfred Pfister, FU Berlin
Naomi Segal, Birkbeck College, London
Christopher Shackle, SOAS, London 
Elinor Shaffer, SAS, London 
Maurice Slawinski, University of Lancaster 
Galin Tihanov, Queen Mary, University of London 
Robert Vilain, University of Oxford
Robert Weninger, King's College London 
Edoardo Zuccato, Milan University


The British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) was founded in 1975.  It aims to promote the scholarly study of literature, the contexts of literature and the interaction between disciplines.

Its principal activities are:

  • The organisation of large-scale triennial conference and other smaller workshop conferences
  • The publication of the journal Comparative Critical Studies and of monographs on comparative literature
  • The organisation (with the British Centre for Literary Translation) of the John Dryden Translation Competition

Membership of the BCLA is open to academic members of universities and other institutions of higher learning as well as to graduate students and to other persons with appropriate scholarly interests, both in Britain and abroad.

Visit www.bcla.org for further information and to join the British Comparative Literature Association.


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Comparative Critical Studies

Print ISSN: 1744-1854 Online ISSN: 1750-0109
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