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About ICLA

Founded in 1955, the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) offers a home to all comparatists in the world and encourages exchange and cooperation among comparatists, both individually and through the collaboration of various national comparative literature associations. The Association aims to be inclusive and  is open to anyone with an academic interest in comparative literature, including writers and artists. It welcomes the participation of graduate students and early-career scholars. The Association organizes a world congress every three years. It also oversees and supports research committees that reflect the membership’s current interests and meet more regularly to pursue agenda leading to publications in journals and books. The Association’s annual journal Recherche littéraire / Literary Research contains extensive studies in the field.

The website for ICLA is now available here

The 22nd General Congress of ICLA will be held from
July 29 to Aug 2, 2019 at the University of Macau,
Literature of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature.

Key Dates
Congress Date
29 July- 2 August 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline

1 March 2019

Online Registration Deadline

20 July 2019

On-site Registration Date

29 July 2019
Contact Us

Conference Secretariat
Mr. Andrew Jiang
Ms. Rhonda Law

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Tel: +853 2871 5616
Fax: +853 2871 5606
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