|British Comparative Literature Association
Comparative Critical Studies
Comparative Critical Studies, edited by Professor Robert Weninger of King’s College London, is the house journal of the British Comparative Literature Association, published by Edinburgh University Press in three issues yearly. The journal's dedicated page on the Edinburgh University Press website can be found here. Comparative Critical Studies also incorporates Comparative Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 1979-2003) and New Comparison (BCLA, 1986-2003), which have now ceased publication.
The journal is concerned with comparative literary and critical studies internationally and in the U.K., from whatever standpoint. It will:
The following issues are currently available:
Vol. 1, No. 1-2 (2004): The Act of Reading and After: The Reception of Wolfgang Iser in Britain, edited by Elinor Shaffer and Andrea Brady, with contributions by David Henry Wilson, Elinor Shaffer, Martin Swales, Susanne Schmid, Robert Weninger, Geert Lernout, Luisa Calè, Richard J. Murphy, and Wolfgang Iser.
Vol. 1, No. 3 (2004): Autobiografictions. Comparatist Essays, edited by Lucia Boldrini and Peter Davies, with contributions by Lucia Boldrini, Nicola King, Elizabeth Crossley, Andrea Hammel, Margaret Topping, Rebecca Beard, and Ivan Callus.
Vol. 2, No 1 (2005): Translation, Transformation and Reception, edited by Jean Boase-Beier and Robin Mackenzie, with contributions by Peter France, Karen Seago, Karin Littau, Jean Ward, and Jean Boase-Beier.
Vol. 2, No. 2 (2005): Invention: Literature and Science, edited by Rachel Falconer and Karin Littau, with contributions by Sally Shuttleworth, N. Katherine Hayles, Sam George, Jane Walling, Aris Sarafianos, Bent Sørensen, Todd Pettigrew, Arthur Bradley, and Estelle Strazdins.
Vol. 2, No. 3 (2005): Literary Beasts: the Representation of Animals in Contemporary Literature, edited by Karen Seago and Karla Armbruster, with contributions by Kate Soper, Gillian Beer, Brenda Deen Schildgen, R. John Williams, Esra Korpez, Karla Armbruster, Lucile Desblache, Naama Harei, and Richard Pedot.
Vol 3, No 1-2 (2006): Comparative Literature at a Crossroads?, edited by Robert Weninger, with contributions by Susan Bassnett, Lucia Boldrini, Thomas Docherty, Geert Lernout, Oliver Lubrich, Alain Montandin, Elinor Shaffer, Jonathan Culler, David Damrosch, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Djelal Kadir, Dan Shen and Xiaoyi Zhou.
Future special issues or thematic clusters will include Reception Studies, Diaspora and Empire, Novelization in the Literatures of the Islamic World, Gender.
Subscription may be opened through BCLA membership (which includes subscription), or through Edinburgh University Press, to which all editorial inquiries should also be directed:
Edinburgh University Press
Tel.: +44 (0)131 650 4223
Contributions are invited, including unsolicited submissions, and will receive peer review. Manuscripts, in English and not to exceed 8,000 words, should be submitted electronically to the editor Professor Robert Weninger (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Microsoft Word (6 or Office versions, PC or Macintosh) format. A stylesheet with guidelines for formatting is available from the editor. Book reviews will be solicited; books for review are to be sent to the book review editors c/o Edinburgh University Press, 22 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LF.
Read Robert J. Weninger's introduction to Vol.3, Issue 1 of Comparative Critical Studies (Word format): Comparative Literature at a Crossroads? An Introduction.
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