Comparative Literature Studies brings you the work of eminent critics, scholars, theorists, and literary historians. Their essays range across the rich traditions of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America and examine the literary relations between the East and the West, the North and the South. They also explore movements, themes, forms, the history of ideas, relations between authors, and the foundations of criticism and theory.
Each issue of CLS also contains numerous book reviews of the most important comparative literature monographs and essay collections.
One of its regular issues every two years concerns East-West literary and cultural relations and will be edited in conjunction with members of the College of International Relations at Nihon University. CLS does not publish notes and encourages submissions between 6,000 and 13,000 words.
CLS is published at The Pennsylvania State University under the auspices of the Department of Comparative Literature. Its ISSN is 0010-4132. Journal contents are indexed in EBSCO Academic Search, Current Abstracts, and Electronic Journals Service; ISI Thomson's Arts and Humanities Citation Index; ISI MLA Periodicals Directory; JournalSeek; OCLC ArticleFirst; and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.