• Call for Papers
    In the form of print as well as online with open-access, Comparative Literature & World Literature (CLWL) is a peer-reviewed, full-text, quarterly academic journal in the field of comparative literature and world literature, whose purpose is to make available in a timely fashion the multi-faceted aspects of the discipline. It publishes articles and book reviews, featuring those that explore disciplinary theories, comparative poetics, world literature and translation studies with particular emphasis on the dialogues of poetics and literatures in the context of globalization.CLWL is sponsored by School of Chinese Language and Literature of Beijing Normal University, Beijing Normal University Press, and the College of Humanities of the University of Arizona.

    CLWL welcomes submissions of original articles and book reviews that contribute to the field of comparative literature and world literature. Articles and reviews submitted should not have been previously published or be currently considered for publication elsewhere.

    To submit, please send your article or review as a WORD or PDF document by email to or Length of article submissions should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words. Please include as a separate WORD document a cover letter that includes your name, affiliation, the title of your article, an abstract of 200 words, and contact information.
  • Please follow our style sheet when preparing your submissions.
    1. CLWL adheres to MLA style. For further details, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.
    2. Please do not use notes unless necessary. Please use footnotes instead of endnotes.
    3.  Length of article submissions should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words.
    4.  Please include an abstract of 200 words.

    MLA STYLE, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)
    In MLA style, you acknowledge your sources by keying parenthetical citations in your text which point the reader to the bibliography at the end of the paper. The parenthetical citations include the author's last name and the relevant page numbers.
    For example:
    In text:
    The aesthetic and ideological orientation of jazz underwent considerable scrutiny in the late 1950s and early 1960s (Anderson 7).
    In the bibliography:
    Anderson, Iain. This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2007.

    Bibliographic format is as follows:

    Franke, Damon. Modernist Heresies: British Literary History, 1883-1924. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2008. Print.

    Article in Edited Book:
    Allende, Isabel. “Toad’s Mouth.” Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden. A Hammock beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America. Ed. Thomas Colchie. New York: Plume, 1992. 83-88. Print.

    Journal article:
    Piper, Andrew. “Rethinking the Print Object: Goethe and the Book of Everything.” PMLA 121. 1 (2006): 124-38. Print.

    Mendelsohn, Daniel. “September 11 at the Movies.” Rev. of United 93, dir. Paul Greengrass, and World Trade Center, dir. Oliver Stone. New York Review of Books 21 Sept. 2006: 43-46. Print.

    Web publications:
    Quade, Alex. “Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines.” Cable News Network, 19 Mar. 2007. Web. 15. May. 2015.

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