As a publication of the International Comparative Literature Association, Recherche littéraire / Literary Research has the mission of informing comparative literature scholars worldwide of recent contributions to the field. To that end it publishes reviews of noteworthy books on comparative topics, information about comparative literature conferences and events of major significance for comparatists, as well as occasional position papers on issues of interest to the field. RL/LR publishes comparative literary scholarship by invitation only.
Reviews are written in French or English, the two official languages of the ICLA. Book reviews should be between 1,500 to 2,000 words. Review essays about the state of the art, about several related books, or about a work of major significance for the field will be allowed to exceed 3,500 words. Edited volumes and issues of specialized journals will also be considered for review.