Current Issue: Summer 2020 – 2021

Our latest issue engages with diverse modes of cultural and intellectual interpretations as it includes a wide range of topics that cross the boundaries established between literature, art, philosophy, and linguistics.


Our guiding principle is to present new scholarship that is pluralistic in regard to methods, approaches, and objects of study within the framework of rigorous comparative praxis. 

Scattered Pelican Editorial Board


No single event, no single literature is properly understood except for other events, to other literatures.

Mathew Arnold, “On the Modern Elements in Literature”

Submissions and Guidelines

We are a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal run by graduate students of Comparative Literature from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Western University, in London, Ontario. We offer a forum for the publication of critical papers by graduate students and other invited scholars.