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|The American Comparitive Literature Association Joins FILLM!|
| 12.6.2018 |
FILLM is very happy to announce that the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) has joined the federation.
Below, you will find a few words of welcome from FILLM President, Margaret Higonnet, as well as a brief introduction to the ACLA.
For more detailed information about the ACLA, we highly recommend that you pay their website a visit.
You can also follow the ACLA on Facebook and Twitter.
The ACLA will be represented on the FILLM Committee by ACLA President, Professorr Emily Apter (New York University).
Words of Welcome from FILLM President, Margaret Higonnet
"FILLM is very happy to announce that the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) has joined the federation.
As a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, I am particularly delighted to welcome this dynamic and interdisciplinary group, which shares many common interests and professional concerns with FILLM, whose federation brings together languages and literatures under its UNESCO/CIPSH umbrella. In the last two decades, the ACLA has expanded both in its numbers and in its intellectual span of interests, laid out every ten years in a report on the "state of the discipline" to colleagues. The ACLA offers conferences that are at once intensive (with panels sustained across 2-3 days) and inviting, with a broad range of prizes awarded at each annual meeting, which go to books, undergraduate and graduate student papers, and a dissertation.
FILLM hopes that members of the American Comparative Literature Association will be drawn to the Triennial Congresses of FILLM, the next of which will be held in Vienna in 2020, and will find exchanges with our sister societies fruitful. We encourage members also to submit their work to the book series, FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, published by Benjamins.
Margaret R. Higonnet
FILLM President, 2017-2020
The American Comparative Literature Association
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.
The members of the ACLA are thus joined not by a national, linguistic, or methodological investment held in common, but by the shared condition of teaching and writing across nations, languages, and cultures - and hence by their lively interest in comparison as both a theoretical and a practical matter.
The Association currently has over 2500 members, and sponsors a large annual conference as well as three journals. The ACLA is excited to be joining FILLM, and enhancing its already growing international connections.