DescriptionThe British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS) is a scholarly association bringing together scholars and practitioners from across the UK and beyond, in order to explore the current moment and its contexts.
BACLS operates according to an inclusive definition of contemporary literary studies, being committed to literary studies in the broadest sense, including written, visual, performative and audible texts, in English and in other languages.
In addition to specialists in contemporary literary studies, BACLS is open to scholars working in cognate disciplines, including comparative and world literatures, postcolonial studies, translation studies, linguistics, performance studies, media theory, video games studies, study of digital media and technology, study of popular music, comics studies, cultural studies, adaptation studies, and critical theory.
BACLS works to encourage connectivity between new and established scholars, promote research collaboration, and enable the sharing of teaching practices and ideas.
BACLS is dedicated to a fluid and hybrid understanding of the contemporary ‘moment’ as an ever-evolving experience of the contemporary, in aiming to raise the visibility and heighten the legitimacy of contemporary literary studies by fostering research at every level and supporting both practice and pedagogy.
|1 Jul 2017 → 30 Jun 2018
|Member of BACLS (British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies)