What is Cultural Literacy in Europe [CLE]?

The CLE [Cultural Literacy in Europe] forum was established to unite researchers, academics, educators, artists, policy-makers and members of the cultural industries aiming to promote the interdisciplinary field of ‘literary and cultural studies’ [LCS] and its relationship to other research fields and cultural sectors, to develop and extend the contribution of LCS to Europe and its challenges.

 Who can be a member?

Any academic, researcher and practitioner in LCS and related fields of knowledge (such as memory studies, migration studies, digital humanities, etc.) and cultural sectors (such as education, art, heritage, etc.) can become a member of CLE.

Membership runs from 1 June to 31 May following the date of joining.

What are the benefits of membership?

Members of CLE join and support a vibrant international community dedicated to common goals and networking through the website and other channels. They are entitled to

  • be entered on the CLE mailing-list and searchable Members’ Research Interests list;
  • attend Biennial Conferences, interim workshops and other CLE activities;
  • apply for bursaries at Biennial Conferences and other events;
  • become involved with SIG [Special Interest Groups] groups;
  • apply for annual competitions for research support;
  • participate in earmarked Early-career events, if eligible;
  • attend Annual General Meetings, with voting rights;
  • elect and/or stand for election to the CLE Core Group.

Membership rates

Membership runs from 1 June to 31 May following the date of joining.

There are three types of CLE membership. Membership rates are decided from time to time by the Core Group. In 2017 they are:

Standard £35 £60
Sponsor £45 £80
Student/Unwaged £15 £25

How do I become a member?

To become a member of CLE, please fill out the form.

You will then be contacted by the Membership Secretary and given details to pay the fee.