USC new home for American Comparative Literature Association
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The University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences is the new home for the secretariat of the American Comparative Literature Association. The ACLA, the principal scholarly society for researchers whose work is in several literatures and cultures, will be administered by the college’s comparative literature program and department of languages, literatures and cultures for a five-year term beginning July 1.
Dr. Alexander Beecroft, an associate professor of classics and comparative literature and director of USC’s comparative literature program, will serve as secretary-treasurer of the organization. As secretariat of the ACLA, USC will coordinate a highly successful annual conference and two affiliated journals, as well as work with other national and international scholarly organizations. Graduate students in comparative literature will have the opportunity to work for the ACLA. USC’s comparative literature program was ranked among the top 10 such programs at U.S. public universities by the National Research Council