Triennial International Conference Series

The British Comparative Literature Association organises a triennial international conference series.  The next conference will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast, 15 – 17 September 2020, and the theme is Randomness.

The full call for papers and further details on the conference theme can be downloaded here:
BCLA Triennial Conference Randomness CfP.

Further information on conference organisation, registration, location and programme is now available on the conference website, Randomness2020.

Please submit  proposals for panels by 15 November 2019 and proposals for papers by 15 December 2019.

The keynote lectures and a selection of presented papers will be published in a special double issue of Comparative Critical Studies.

Keynote speakers

Professor Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Aarhus University
“The Values of Imperfection”

Professor Kylie Crane
Potsdam University
“Decay, Ruin and Other (Un)becomings: Random Readings

Professor Peter Arnds
Trinity College Dublin
“The Lost Art of Happenstance: Randomness in Travel Literature”

Professor Maghiel van Crevel
Leiden University
“No One in Control?”



Image Credit: Tom Purnell, Lanyon Building, Belfast
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