Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The first issue of the CRCL/RCLC appeared in the winter of 1974. Published on behalf of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association / Association Canadienne de Littérature Comparée (CCLA/ACLC), the CRCL/RCLC is providing a forum for scholars engaged in the study of literature from both an international and an interdisciplinary point of view. The editors define Comparative Literature in the broadest manner. The journal publishes articles on the international history of literature, theory of literature, methods of literary scholarship, the problematics of translated literature and translation studies, literature and the other arts, and the relations of literature to other media and disciplinary areas. The journal encourages different methodological approaches and interests and is ready to pursue experiments and innovations; it promotes the study of literature in the global context; publishes issues devoted to special topics; supports articles of an exploratory nature that indicate new directions of research and new working hypotheses; provides a “Notes, Documents and Review Articles” section which contains papers on the present state of research in certain areas of Comparative Literature, review articles, shorter reviews of individual books (particularly those published in Canada and/or by scholars working in Canadian universities). The journal publishes materials in English and French. Reviewers of books are encouraged to go beyond reporting and to engage in a critical dialogue with the publications they are scrutinizing. Canadian and international authors are given opportunity to present their work and their views about global scholarship to a world audience. Subscribers are exposed to a most catholic range of excellent scholarship and provided, on a scale unusual in other periodicals of Comparative Literature, critical overviews and bibliographic explorations of broad areas of contemporary scholarship and international intellectual debates.

Aims and Scope: The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée is a journal providing a forum for scholars engaged in the study of literature from both an international and an interdisciplinary point of view. The editors define comparative literature in its broadest sense. The journal publishes articles on the international history of literature, theory of literature, methods of literary scholarship, and the relation of literature with other areas of human expression. In addition, the journal publishes shorter reviews of individual books, particularly those published in Canada or published by scholars working at Canadian universities and, in the section “Notes, Documents and Review Articles,” review articles about important publications. Members of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association and our Canadian and foreign colleagues are invited to submit papers, notes and queries, reviews of scholarship, review articles, and suggestions about possible contributions to the editor.

Objectifs: La Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée fournit un forum aux savants étudiant la littérature sur le plan international et interdisciplinaire. Les éditeurs définissent la littérature comparée de la manière la plus large. La Revue se propose de publier des articles sur l’histoire internationale de la littérature, sur la théorie de la littérature, sur le méthodes de sciences littéraires et sur les relations de la littérature avec d’autres sphères d’expression humaine. La Revue publie également des comptes-rendus, surtout de livres publiés au Canada, ou publiés par les chercheurs travaillant dans les universités canadiennes. Dans la section “Notes, documents et commentaires critiques” on publie surtout des comptes-rendus sur les publications importantes. On invite les membres de l’Association canadienne de littérature comparée ainsi que les collègues canadiens et étrangers à soumettre au directeur leurs articles, notes, interrogations, comptes-rendus et suggestions concernant de collaborations possibles.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

Information to Contributors and Subscribers: Manuscripts should be sent directly to the editor (I. Sywenky, CRCL/RCLC, 4-99 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E5; e-mail: crcl@ualberta.ca) in three paper copies. Upon acceptance, a diskette with the word-processed text and a print-out is required. When possible the author should include an email address. Texts should follow the MLA format described in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Seventh Edition. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009, sections “Documentation: Preparing the list of works cited,” pp. 123-212; “Documentation: Citing sources in the text,” pp. 213-32. Manuscripts should not have been published previously (except for an abstract, lecture, personal announcement, thesis), and should not be submitted simultaneously for publication in another journal or medium. It is suggested that English or French be used for the submission; occasionally, and for special reasons only, articles will be accepted in German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Preference will be given to manuscripts of 6000 to 7500 words, but the editor will consider a limited number of substantial studies. Manuscripts will not be returned. The Review is published four times each year, in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Single copies Can$25.00. Individual subscriptions: Members of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association receive the Review as part of their membership dues, which are (dues can be paid in Canadian or US funds for the same number): $60.00 for regular members; $30 for students, emeritus or un(der)employed; $75 for joint membership; lifetime memberships are $375; TWO YEAR regular membership is $120; TWO YEAR student/emeritus/un(der)employed membership is $60, TWO YEAR joint membership is $150. Institutional subscription is $69; (CRCL/RCLC, 4-99 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E5; crcl@ualberta.ca).

Information pour les auteur(e) et les abonné(e)s: Les manuscrits doivent être adressés au directeur (I. Sywenky, CRCL/RCLC, 4-99 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E5; e-mail: crcl@ualberta.ca) en trois exemplaires. Si la Revue accepte le manuscrit, l’auteur(e) fournira une copie électronique et une copie imprimée du texte. Les manuscrits doivent se conformer au format de la MLA qui est détaillé dans: Joseph Gibaldi and Walter S. Achtert, eds. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Edition. (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009). Voir surtout les sections intitulées: “Documentation: Preparing the list of works cited,” pp. 123-212; “Documentation: Citing sources in the text,” pp. 213-32. Seuls les mauscrits qui n’ont pas encore été publiés ailleurs (sauf les résumés, les notes de cours, les annonces personnelles, et les thèses) et qui n’ont pas été soumis en même temps à  d’autres revues seront acceptés. Les articles soumis à la revue doivent être écrits en anglais ou en français; exceptionnellement, on acceptera des articles écrits en allemand, en italien, en russe ou en espagnol. La préférence sera accordée aux manuscrits de 6000 à  7500 mots, mais le directeur prendra en considération un nombre limité de manuscrits plus imprtants. Les manuscrits no seront le directeur prendra en considération un nombre limité de manuscripts plus importants. Les manuscrits ne seront pas retournés aux auteurs. La Revue paraît quatre fois l’an. Le prix du numéro est de Can$25.00. Les membres de l’Association Canadienne de Littérature Comparée reçoivent la Revue comme partie de leur cotisation: (dollars canadiens ou américains le même chiffre): les droits s’élèvent à 60$ pour les membres réguliers, à 30$ pour les étudiants, 75$ pour les adhésions conjointes et à 375$ pour les membres à vie; pour les institutions 69$; (CRCL/RCLC, 4-99 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E5; crcl@ualberta.ca).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...