Welcome

The Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature (ICCL) explores current conceptions and practices of both ‘the contemporary’ and ‘comparative literature’, and works towards (re)definitions of these fit for the twenty-first century. Launched in 2010, the Institute hosts seminars, workshops and conferences, operating alongside a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Two Leverhulme grants related to the Institute have been secured: a Visiting Professor Award (Jan.-May 2015) and an International Network Award (2015-2018: see menu). A Writers in Residence programme was launched in 2017.


Forthcoming Events

 

Comparative Literature Research Day: Metaphors in Academic Discourse

December 11th 10am-4pm Buchanan Building 216

With:

Professor Alice Jenkins: ‘Analogy, Metaphor and the Stuff Between’

Dr Michael Carroll: Metaphor, Cognition and the heuristic value of academic jargon’

And staff and PG students from Modern Languages, Chemistry, IR and Social Anthropology.

See full programme Comparative Literature Research Day2.