ESCL Book Series & Publications

The CompLit InterArt book series, part of New Directions in the Humanities Collection, is one of the book series of the European Society of Comparative Literature. The trilingual series (English, French, Spanish) focuses on the importance of storytelling as a catalyst for the constitution, confirmation and modification of human experiences. Stories can be contemplated as meta-cognitive paradigms that provide frames for meaning making processes. Readers’ identification with the protagonists, and the actions performed, serve to raise awareness and encourage people to care for the world, thus leading to content-wise forms of art and civic engagement with socio-cultural and environmental heritage. Curated by Prof, Asun López-Varela (Complutense) and Prof. Bernard Franco (Sorbonne), the book series seeks contributions dealing with the analysis and interpretation of stories in various media formats, literary narratives, visual media, film, dance, performance studies, or electronic literature and net-art. 

Scientific Committee (alphabetical order):

Pierre Brunel (Sorbonne Université)

Shunqing Cao (Sichuan University)

Jean-Louis Haquette (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne) 

Richard Hibbitt (University of Leeds)

Brigitte Le Juez (Dublin City University)

José Manuel Losada (University Complutense Madrid)

Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)

Book Series: Crossovers: New Perspectives on CompLit

Other publications by ESCL members

garciaThe Urban Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century European Literature: City Fissures (Palgrave Macmillan 2021) by Patricia García.

rabate  Historical Modernisms: Aesthetics, Time, Politics (London Bloomsbury 2021) by Jean-Michel Rabaté  and Angeliki Spiropoulou (eds.),


FearSafety.coverNarratives of fear and safety , Coord. & Eds. Kaisa Kaukiainen, Kaisa Kurikka, Hanna Mäkelä, Elise Nykänen, Sanna Nyqvist, Juha Raipola, Anne Riippa, Hanna Samola. Available at Amazon  This edited volume includes a selection of papers from the 7th ESCL held in Helsinki in 2017.

(Re)Writing Without Borders: Contemporary Intermedial Perspectives on Literature and the Visual Arts, Coord. & Eds. Brigitte Le Juez, Nina Shiel  and Mark Wallace. Available as part of the CompLit InterArt collection  at CG publishers or Amazon

Poster-Congress2015Publications from the 6th International Congress ESCL “Longing and Belonging/Désir et Appartenance” held in Dublin and Galway in 2015

Spaces of Longing and Belonging: Territoriality, Ideology and Creative Identity in Literature and Film. Spatial Practices, Vol. 30. Brill. Editors: Brigitte le Juez and Bill Richardson

SpacesLongingBetweenRivista dell’Associazione di Teoria e Storia Comparata dell Literatura Vol 7.13 (2017)  Vol 7 No 13 (2017): Longing and Belonging – Désir et Appartenance. This issue also offers an interview with Bertrand Westphal.

Special issue  The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture , vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2017),  National Chengchi Univ. (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan.