At least with regard to the latter aspect, the situation has changed dramatically with the rise of the Sinophone as a critical paradigm, which has recently been declared an 'Idea of the Decade' by the American Comparative Literature Association
. With an outpouring of new, innovative research and a flurry of publications, Southeast Asia has very much become the centre of critical inquiry in Chinese literary studies.
Villanueva is the current director of the Royal Academy of Letters in Spain (Real Academia Espanola), Saussy is also a reputable scholar who has presided institutions such as the American Comparative Literature Association
, and Dominguez is currently Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration, a position which has allowed him to call attention to the role of the discipline in glocal and multicentric (not just global) contexts.
American Comparative Literature Association
. stateofthediscipline.acla.org (2014-2015): <http://stateofthediscipline.acla.org/entry/electronic-literature-comparative-literature-0>.
The collection is the result of a research seminar at the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association
, and most essays retain the generous accessibility of oral presentations (first-person, plenty of road-mapping).
In a move that shows deep awareness of austerity measures in higher education and how they are effecting university support for journals in our field, the American Comparative Literature Association
has agreed to help underwrite publication of a couple of the major journals in our held rather than only one.
This report from the American Comparative Literature Association
shows that analysis of literature on a global scope can provide important insights into cultural differences and similarities.
Renowned academics from many disciplines come together in this report from the American Comparative Literature Association
to demonstrate that comparative critical strategies can provide unique insights into the world's changing cultures.
Both are citations: one from the Bernheimer report that retraces the history of efforts made by and on behalf of the American Comparative Literature Association
to chart, both synchronically and diachronically, the field of Comparative Literature; the other from Toby Alice Volkman's 1999 white paper for the Ford Foundation, "Crossing Borders: Revitalizing Area Studies." Spivak's opening chapter title obviously derives from the latter.
"American Comparative Literature Association
Report 2003." Draft Circulated by the Author at the Modern Language Convention.
One American university recently had the presidents of both the American Comparative Literature Association
and the International Comparative Literature Association on its faculty, but neither of them was a member of its Department of Comparative Literature.
ACLA: American Comparative Literature Association
. stateoftediscipline.acla.org (2014): <http://stateofthediscipline.acla.org/entry/archive-now>.