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Comparative Literature: Organizations & associations


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General academic associations

American Council of Learned Societies
228 East 45th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 697-1505
Fax: (212) 949-8058
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The Modern Humanities Research Association
c/o Professor David A. Wells
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX England
Professor David A. Wells, Hon. Secretary
Phone: 44 171 631 6103
Fax: 44 171 383 3729

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Organizations & associations in Comparative Literature

Here you can find general and specialized organizations and associations in Comparative Literature:

American Comparative Literature Association
5242 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5242
Phone: (503) 346-0737
Fax: (503) 346-3240

British Comparative Literature Association
Penny Brown, Secretary
Department of French
University of Manchester
Oxford Road, GB-Manchester M13 9PL

International Comparative Literature Association
c/o Manfred Schmeling, Secretary
Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft 8.5
Universität des Saarlandes
W-6600 Saarbrücken, Germany
Phone: 49.681.3022310
Fax: 49.681.3022210

The M. V. Dimic Research Institute for Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Literary associations

African Literature Association
Cornell University
310 Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: (607) 255 4625
Fax: (607) 255 0784
American Oriental Society
University of Michigan
Harlan Hatcher Library, Room 111E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
Jonathan Rodgers, Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: (313) 747-4760
American Philological Association

Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
BP 1120
Tunis, Tunisia
Mr. Mohamed El-Mili Brahimi, Director General
Phone: 216 1 784466
Fax: 216 1 784965
Telex: 18825 TN

Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
c/o Professor Goonetilleke
Department of English
University of Kelaniya
Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Professor Ranjan Goonetilleke, Chairman
Phone: 94 1 856317
Fax: 94 1 521485
Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies
Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Robin S. Oggins, Director
Phone: 9607) 777-2730
Fax: (607) 777-4000
International Association for Philosophy and Literature
International Society for Folk-Narrative Research
c/o Turun Yliopisto
Nordic Institute of Folklore
SF-205001 Turka, Finland
Professor Reimund Kvideland, President
Phone: 358 21 2326206
Fax: 358 21 2311523  
Latin American Studies Association
946 William Pitt Union
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Reid Reading, Executive Director
Phone: (412) 648-7929
Fax: (412) 624-7145
Modern Language Association of America
10 Astor Place, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 475-9500
Fax: (212) 477-9863
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Resources of Scholarly Societies - Literature
This is part of an extensive website devotedm to scholarly communication. Maintained by the  University of Waterloo Library, it tracks and  lists the online resources of scholarly societies.
The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study
c/o Steven P. Sondrup
Brigham Young University
P.O Box 26118
Provo, UT 84602-6118
Steven P. Sondrup, Contact
Phone: (801) 378-5598
Fax: (801) 378-4539
Society  for Slovene Studies website: 
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
Society for Textual Scholarship