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.
Comparative Literature Research Day: Metaphors in Academic Discourse
December 11th 10am-4pm
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.