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Against the spectacular backdrop of New York City — the capital of the world, according to some — we'll examine the power and privilege that emerge around capitals and what makes a capital relevent in today's global culture.

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State of the Discipline Report

It has been said that nothing ages as quickly as the future. As the State of the Discipline Report nears its 50-year anniversary, can we learn about the way things are now from the way we thought the would be then?

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Book Subvention Program

The ACLA Executive Board is pleased to announce our new First Book Subvention Program. This program is designed for ACLA-member authors who require subventions to ensure publication of their first books.

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The American Comparative Literature Association, founded in 1960, is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.

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In its largest sense, comparative literature promotes the study of intercultural relations that cross national boundaries, multicultural relations within a particular society, and the interactions between literature and other forms of human activity, including the arts, the sciences, philosophy, and cultural artifacts of all kinds.

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CFP: Reorienting Cultural Flows: Engagements between France and East/Southeast Asia

April 18th

Reorienting Cultural Flows: Engagements between France and East/Southeast Asia
The Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Florida State University, 26-28 February 2015
Keynote speakers:
  • MichaĆ«l Ferrier (author and filmmaker)
  • Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash University)
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