Recent Trends in English Literary Studies and Cultural Studies 2018

  • August 6, 2018

    Abstract submission deadline

  • August 8, 2018

    Announcement of abstract admission

  • September 1, 2018

    Full paper submission deadline

  • September 15, 2018

    Announcement of full paper admission


English literature (literature in English language) has evolved to transcend national and geographical borders of Anglo-Saxon nations. Currently considered by many as global lingua franca and international language, the term English has evolved into Englishes. The concept of the term English literature no longer refers exclusively to literary works written by a group of people or a particular nation. Today, literary works in English language could be found in a wide geographical areas and written by writers from various nations.

Besides, English literary studies has also evolved into cultural studies and cultural studies which was British coinage and British in orientation has developed to transcend the borders of Britain, too. Now, cultural studies could be found in universities around the world. Besides, cultural studies of which the first project was pop culture has developed for decades to incorporate various fields and cultural theories. Poststructuralism, New Marxism theories, Frankfurt critical theories, feminism, and postcolonialism have become the theories and fields in cultural studies, while eventually English literary studies also takes incursion into cultural studies.

English literary studies and cultural studies have continuously evolved due to rapid development of information technology. The emerging digital technology and the new media which are transnational and transmedium in their character have brought about new kinds of literature, like cyber literature and fan fiction. This phenomenon consequently does not only expand areas and interest of studies in literature and culture, but also requires new theories and approaches, both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, in the conception and construction of literature and culture.

Various forms of literary and cultural expressions, old and new, such as world/comparative-literature, post-colonial, cyber, diasporic and digital literature, to name just a few, open new areas of inquiries in the representations of plurality, marginality, gender, identity and difference. The prolific creative industry also significantly brings forth new artistic expressions through translation, art fusion (i.e. literature and art, literature and music, literature and film), and transmedia (i.e. from novel to game, from film to game, etc.).

In this context, the conference offers the theme of new trends in English literary studies and cultural studies, accommodates new ideas and research findings, variety, differences as well as uniformity of these transnational and transmedia cultural and artistic expressions. Ideas on multidisciplinary approaches and methods for exploring contemporary new media and transnational literature, art and culture will shed light on the various challenges faced by literature and culture at local, national, and global levels.


  1. Dr. M. Abdul Quayum Abdus Salam, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  2. Prof. Li Hsing-Ying, Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
  3. Adjunct Ass. Prof. Patricia Hardwick, Ph.D., Hofstra University, New York.
  4. Nancy Cooper, Ph.D., University of Hawai'i, Manoa
  5. Shuri Mariasih Gietty, S.Hum., M.Hum., M.A., Ph.D., Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia.
  6. Prof. Mugijatna, Ph.D., Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.


Academicians, researchers, teachers, and graduate students focusing on English literary studies, cultural studies, American studies, gender studies, and media studies are invited to participate in the conference.


The conference committee welcomes original, previously - unpublished papers focusing on the following, but not exclusively, topic areas:

  1. Theories and approaches in English literary studies
  2. Translated English literature
  3. Teaching English literature
  4. Appropriating English literary studies into local context
  5. Transnational literature and culture
  6. World/comparative literature
  7. English literature and other arts
  8. English cyber literature
  9. English fan-fiction
  10. English diasporic literature
  11. English literature and media
  12. New media studies and English literature and culture
  13. Theories and approaches in cultural studies
  14. Postcolonial studies on English literatur
  15. Postcolonialism and developmentalism
  16. Gender studies and English literature
  17. Occidentalism
  18. American studies


No more than 250 words and completed with five keywords.


Participant : Rp 750.000,-
Speaker : Rp 1.000.000,-
Payment should be made to the following address:

Facilities: seminar kits, certificate, proceedings with ISBN, lunches and coffee breaks, and article coaching for accepted papers*.

  • June 1, 2018 : early-bird registration deadline for participants

  • August 5, 2018 : early-bird registration deadline for Speakers

  • September 30, 2018 : Registration Deadline

  • Aside from those who have been accepted through abstract submission on August 8, we are still accepting your abstract and full paper simultaneously until September 1, 2018. For further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.

*Selected papers will be published in indexed-proceedings/journal with additional fee.
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