CCLA Elections

Call for Nominations for the CCLA Executive   According to Article V of the CCLA’s Constitution, officers and other members of the Executive Committee are elected every second year by members in good standing at the time of the election. The next election is scheduled to take place at Congress 2017 at Ryerson.   The … Read more…

CFP: CCLA Congress 2017

CFP: CCLA Congress 2017—From Here to There: Diversity and Interdisciplinarity in the Practice of Comparative Literature The comparative study of literatures and cultures facilitates the understanding of exchanges, border-crossings and cross-cultural negotiations in a globalizing world. The juxtaposition and comparison of a wide variety of diverse ideas, locations, cultures, and schools of thought inspire collaboration … Read more…

Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas Conference – Toronto, May 2017

Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas Literature, Justice, Relation Keynote Speakers Warren Cariou · Afua Cooper · Dina Al-Kassim Wednesday, May 24 – Saturday, May 27 2017 Mikinaakominis (Turtle Island) / TransCanadas: Literature, Justice, Relation brings together storytellers, poets, novelists, creative non-fiction writers, critics and interdisciplinary practitioners to expand the ongoing dialogue about the relationship of Canadian literatures to … Read more…

CFP: Geospatial Memory and the City

Media Theory Journal (mediatheoryjournal.org) Call for Papers: Deadline (June 1, 2017) Special Issue on Geospatial Memory and the City   Geospatial media has saturated cityscapes and inspired new perspectives on the social world. Beyond its undisputed global reach through popular applications like Google Earth, the geospatial web carries a cluster of implications for local commerce, … Read more…

Announcement: Queer Political Theologies, Toronto, May 5

The conveners would like to thank the University of Toronto’s Women & Gender Studies Institute, the Centre for Comparative Literature, the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Trinity College, and the Toronto School of Theology for their indispensable support in helping to organize this event.   Queer Political Theologies Organized by Ricky Varghese, … Read more…

CCLA statement on Executive Order

The CCLA has been very gratified to see the grave concerns expressed around the world about the US Executive Order that bars entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and suspend all refugee admissions for 120 days, and with reports of a second Executive Order to this effect. We stand in solidarity with all those … Read more…

Announcement: CCL(x)17 – Re-Viewing Comparative Literature: Issues of Scholarship and Publishing in the Contemporary Conjuncture May 27, 2017, Ryerson University

CCL(x)17 – Re-Viewing Comparative Literature: Issues of Scholarship and Publishing in the Contemporary Conjuncture May 27, 2017, Ryerson University Final Schedule 9:30 – Welcome 9:45-11:00 –Canadian and Indigenous Issues Chair Albert Braz (Alberta) – Heather Macfarlane (Queen’s), Cheryl Suzack (University of Toronto), Simon Harel (Université de Montréal) 11:00-11:15 – Coffee 11:15-12:30 – Issues of English … Read more…

CFP: Resurfacing: women writing across Canada in the 1970s 26-28 April 2018 Mount Allison University & Université de Moncton

First Call This conference emerges from the growing sense that women who were writing in English and French across Canada from the end of the 1960s through the 1970s and into the early 1980s are poised to be recovered or recontextualized by our scholarly community. This period was seminal for the women’s movement and also … Read more…

The Department of Humanities at Taras Shevchenko Regional Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy of Kremenets (Ukraine) invites you to submit a paper to the 7th annual scientific journal “Kremenets Comparative Studies”. The aim of the scientific journal is to unite literary critics in order to exchange opinions on modern research of the literary phenomena in comparative aspect. … Read more…

Esther Cheung Award

The CCLA Esther Cheung Award goes to the best Graduate Student paper on the annual program. All graduate students, underemployed and early career (non-tenure-track) academics who presented papers at our 2016 meeting in Calgary were eligible for nomination. We are delighted to announce that the winner of that award is KATHRYN FRANKLIN (York University), for their paper “Local … Read more…