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  • Comparative Literature

    Academic Editor(s):
    Current Volume: 71
    Frequency: Quarterly
    ISSN: 0010-4124
    e-ISSN: 1945-8517

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  • Editorial Office:
    Comparative Literature
    1249 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-1249

    Michael Allan, University of Oregon

    Production Editor:
    Leslie Rutberg

    Editors Emeritus:
    Steven Rendall
    George E. Rowe

    Book Review Editor:
    Tze-Yin Teo

    Associate Editors:
    Cecilia Enjuto Rangel
    Lisa Freinkel
    Sangita Gopal
    Leah Middlebrook
    Jenifer Presto

    Editorial Board:
    Carlos J. Alonso
    Jonathan Arac
    Christopher Braider
    Peter Brooks
    Bill Burgwinkle
    Kenneth S. Calhoon
    Rey Chow
    Joan E. DeJean
    Caryl Emerson
    Gerald Gillespie
    Nicholas Harrison
    David Quint
    Haun Saussy
    Susan R. Suleiman
    Shaden M. Tageldin

  • Comparative Literature welcomes essays that explore intersections among national literatures, global literary trends, and cultural history and theory. Our editors and editorial board welcome a broad range of critical approaches and are strongly committed to presenting the work of scholars breaking new ground in the field.

    Manuscripts must not exceed 12,000 words (including notes), and include an additional 200 word abstract. We typically do not publish brief articles (fewer than 7,000 words) or notes, nor do we consider unsolicited reviews or review essays. Our journal has a blind submissions policy, and we ask that you please remove your name, affiliations and any other identifying information, throughout the manuscript.

    Submit essays through our Editorial Manager site. Our editorial office is closed from June 15th to September 15th, so all submissions received during the summer will be reviewed when our office reopens in mid-September. 

    Our review process for submissions involves both an initial screening by our in-house editorial team and, for essays that pass the initial screening, evaluation by at least two expert readers. Your essay must not be submitted elsewhere until a decision has been reached by the journal's editorial board.

    General Formatting Guidelines:
    • The essay should be formatted as a Word document.
    • Use 12 pt. Times Roman font throughout (including notes).
    • Double space throughout (including notes and block quotations).
    • Set 1” margins on all sides of each page.
    • Put page numbers in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Do not include any other material, such as a header or footer.
    • Type all footnotes as endnotes (they will appear as footnotes in the published journal) and arrange the essay in the following order: Text, Endnotes, References, Figure Captions (if any).
    • Follow US conventions for punctuation and spelling throughout.

    Authors revising accepted submissions should conform to the more detailed style guide posted below. Please feel free to address any additional correspondence concerning submissions, editorial procedures, books for review to our editor, Michael Allan, and any queries about production or journal exchanges to our production editor, Leslie Rutberg. Both can be reached at cljournal@oregon.edu.

    Forms for authors of accepted manuscripts:
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  • Closing Dates

    June 2019 (71:2) - Closes 03/13/19
    September 2019 (71:3) - Closes 06/06/19
    December 2019 (71:4) - Closes 09/04/19
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  • Description

    Comparative Literature is wholly owned and directed by the University of Oregon.

    The oldest journal in its field in the United States, Comparative Literature explores issues in literary history and theory. The quarterly publication presents a variety of critical approaches and offers a wide-ranging look at the intersections of national literatures, global literary trends, and theoretical discourse. Continually evolving since its inception in 1949, Comparative Literature remains a source for cutting-edge research and prides itself on publishing the work of talented scholars breaking new ground in the field.
    ACLA members receive a 20% discount on subscriptions to Comparative Literature.

    Abstractors and Indexers:

    Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic ASAP, Academic OneFile, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (Online), ArticleFirst, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association), Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Book Review Index Plus Current Abstracts, Current Contents, Dietrich's Index Philosophicus, Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile, Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), Humanities International Complete, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source Ultimate, Humanities Source, IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur, InfoTrac Custom, Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur, Literary Reference Center Plus, Literary Reference Center, Literary Reference Center: Main Edition, MasterFILE Complete, MasterFILE Elite, MasterFILE Premier, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association) - EBSCO, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association) - Gale, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association) - ProQuest OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest 5000, ProQuest Central, Research Library, Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies, Scopus, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), Ulrichsweb, Web of Science, World Banking Abstracts (Online).

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