Studies In Comparative Literature

Legenda book series

Studies in Comparative Literature are produced in close collaboration with the British Comparative Literature Association, and range widely across comparative and theoretical topics in literary and translation studies, accommodating research at the interface between different artistic media and between the humanities and the sciences.

The British Comparative Literature Association aims to promote the scholarly study of literature, across languages and borders, national or other. We explore literature in relation to other disciplines and translations between languages and media. BCLA's primary interests are in literature, the contexts of literature, and the interaction between literatures.

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Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. Studies in Comparative Literature is one of our largest and longest-enduring series, having begun in 1997 when Malcolm Bowie, Legenda's founder, was also President of the BCLA. Legenda was at that time a new venture and the distinguished scholar Siegbert Prawer placed great faith in us by offering us his major book on Thackeray to become the debut title, SICL 1. The series was successively chaired by Peter France and Stephen Bann before passing to Duncan Large in 2011, but mention must also be made of Elinor Shaffer, an energetic editor throughout the series's development.

Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Professor Duncan Large (British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia)
  • Dr Emily Finer (University of St Andrews)
  • Dr Dorota Goluch (Cardiff University)
  • Dr Priyamvada Gopal (Churchill College Cambridge)
  • Professor Wen-chin Ouyang (SOAS, London)
  • Professor Timothy Mathews (University College London)
  • Professor Elinor Shaffer (School of Advanced Study, London)
49Death Sentences: Literature and State Killing
Edited by Birte Christ and Ève Morisi 
Studies In Comparative Literature 491 March 2018
48Samuel Butler and the Evolutionary Debate: Science, Literature and Unconscious Memory
Cristiano Turbil 
Studies In Comparative Literature 4815 February 2018
47Depicting the Divine: Mikhail Bulgakov and Thomas Mann
Olga G. Voronina 
Studies In Comparative Literature 4715 February 2018
46Reflections in the Library: Selected Literary Essays 1926–1944
Antal Szerb 
Studies In Comparative Literature 4613 February 2017
45Scenographies of Perception: Sensuousness in Hegel, Novalis, Rilke, and Proust
Christian Jany 
Studies In Comparative Literature 4515 November 2017
44Arthur Symons: Poet, Critic, Vagabond
Edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Stefano Evangelista 
Studies In Comparative Literature 4415 November 2017
43Sublime Conclusions: Last Man Narratives from Apocalypse to Death of God
Robert K. Weninger 
Studies In Comparative Literature 4315 September 2017
41Utopian Identities: A Cognitive Approach to Literary Competitions
Clementina Osti 
Studies In Comparative Literature 4115 January 2018
39The Rhetoric of Exile: Duress and the Imagining of Force
Vladimir Zorić 
Studies In Comparative Literature 3919 December 2016
38Encounters with Albion: Britain and the British in Texts by Jewish Refugees from Nazism
Anthony Grenville 
Studies In Comparative Literature 3815 December 2017
37Translating Myth
Edited by Ben Pestell, Pietra Palazzolo and Leon Burnett 
Studies In Comparative Literature 371 September 2016
36The Modern Culture of Reginald Farrer: Landscape, Literature and Buddhism
Michael Charlesworth 
Studies In Comparative Literature 3615 January 2018
35Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum: The Truth of Masks
Giles Whiteley
Studies In Comparative Literature 351 July 2015
34Leopardi and Shelley: Discovery, Translation and Reception
Daniela Cerimonia
Studies In Comparative Literature 3411 September 2015
33Byron, Shelley, and Goethe’s Faust: An Epic Connection
Ben Hewitt
Studies In Comparative Literature 3316 March 2015
32Samuel Butler against the Professionals: Rethinking Lamarckism 1860–1900
David Gillott
Studies In Comparative Literature 3216 March 2015
31Exile and Nomadism in French and Hispanic Women's Writing
Kate Averis
Studies In Comparative Literature 311 July 2014
30Likenesses: Translation, Illustration, Interpretation
Matthew Reynolds
Studies In Comparative Literature 3025 September 2013
29Iris Murdoch and Elias Canetti: Intellectual Allies
Elaine Morley
Studies In Comparative Literature 2925 September 2013
28The Realist Author and Sympathetic Imagination
Sotirios Paraschas
Studies In Comparative Literature 2828 May 2013
27Comparative Literature in Britain: National Identities, Transnational Dynamics 1800-2010
Joep Leerssen with Elinor Shaffer 
Studies In Comparative Literature 27
26Architecture, Travellers and Writers: Constructing Histories of Perception 1640-1950
Anne Hultzsch
Studies In Comparative Literature 2623 April 2014
25Prometheus in the Nineteenth Century: From Myth to Symbol
Caroline Corbeau-Parsons
Studies In Comparative Literature 253 June 2013
24Borges and Joyce: An Infinite Conversation
Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
Studies In Comparative Literature 244 February 2011
23The Art of Comparison: How Novels and Critics Compare
Catherine Brown
Studies In Comparative Literature 2312 May 2011