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

SEMINAR SERIES

Abstracts

Comparative Literature and…

Friday 16 Feb. 2018, 5pm Buchanan 216: Thinking comparatively from the Mediterranean. Prof. Lucia Boldrini (English & Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths)

Wednesday 7 March 2018, 4pm Buchanan 216:  From duality to mobility: translation, comparison and transnational circulation. Prof. Loredana Polezzi (Translation Studies, Cardiff University)

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 4 pm Buchanan 216. Planetary Figurations: World Literature, Indiscipline, and the Future of Higher Education. Dr Florian Mussgnug (Italian and Comparative Literature, UCL)

Wednesday 18 April, 4 pm Buchanan 216. Comparative Literature and Petroculture / Energy Humanities. Dr Graeme Macdonald (English & Comparative Literary Studies, Univ. of Warwick.

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 4 pm Quad 30. World-Literature in French: from travel to migration. Prof. Charles Forsdick (French, University of Liverpool)