• Ft Worth

    The 2017 CEO Fall Meeting was held in Fort Worth, TX.

  • 2016AM_AAR

    Jack Fitzmier and David Harrington Watt, representatives of the American Academy of Religion

  • Journals

    ACLS societies foster high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship in the humanities.

American Comparative Literature Association

Founded: 1960     Admitted to ACLS: 1974

1. The aim of the Association is the support and strengthening of comparative literature studies. 2. The Association will strive to foster an interest in literature as a form of artistic, historical, and cultural expression beyond national and linguistic boundaries throughout the world. It will further strive to promote discussion among related disciplines, and to foreground, wherever possible, the integrity of the individual language. It is the Association's aim to help acquaint the community at large with the aims and values of comparative literature studies, and to help place young scholars in academic positions where they may be effective as teachers and scholar-critics. In order to achieve these goals the Association will: (a) hold regular meetings for the purpose of presenting and discussing studies in comparative literature; (b) aid individual members in their studies in comparative literature; (c) support and strengthen the activities of the International Comparative Literature Association; (d) cooperate with other organizations interested in the attainment of these objectives; (e) publish a newsletter at least once a year.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Alexander Jamieson Beecroft
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
American Comparative Literature Association

Associate Professor
University of South Carolina


Waïl S. Hassan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
term ends 12/31/2021


David J. Palumbo-Liu
Stanford University
term ends 3/31/2019


Individual: 1,700
Criteria: Membership is open internationally to individuals interested in the field of Comparative Literature. Membership is based upon annual income with a special discounted category for students.

Institutional: 25
Criteria: Membership is open internationally to academic units, including departments, centers, institutes, libraries, etc.


3/07/2019 - 3/10/2019 Washington, DC

American Comparative Literature Association

American Comparative Literature Association

Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina
Welsh Humanities Office Building 817
Columbia, SC 29208
Tel: 803-777-4881
Fax: 803-777-0454

Useful Links:

Constitution & Bylaws
Membership & Dues