Hawaiʻi International Conference on English Language and Literature Studies (HICELLS) 2020

deadline for submissions: 
September 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Francisco P. Dumanig, University of Hawaii at Hilo
contact email: 

The Department of English at the University of Hawaii at Hilo organizes the Hawaiʻi International Conference on English Language and Literature Studies (HICELLS) with its theme “Trends in Research and Pedagogical Innovations in English Language and Literature” at UH Hilo main campuson March 13-14, 2020. The conference aims to provide an avenue for research scholars in the fields of English language and literature Studies to share their expertise with other scholars, researchers, and students from various international backgrounds, and to discuss among scholars and educators the new trends in research and pedagogy in English language and Literature.


The conference will cover the following topics:

English Language Studies

  • Applied Linguistics and English Language Education
  • English Language Curriculum and Teaching Materials
  • Cross-cultural communication and ELT
  • Discourse and Society
  • English Language Policy
  • Language and globalization
  • Language and Media
  • Language Learning and Acquisition
  • Language Testing and Evaluation
  • Multilingualism and Translation
  • Psychology of Language Learning
  • Technology and E-learning
  • Theoretical Linguistics
  • Translation and Media


  • English and American Literature
  • Literature and Media
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Stylistics
  • World Literature
  • Pacific Island Literature
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Gender and Literature

Abstract Submission

The abstract should be:

  1. Between 200 and 250 words and a list of not more than five keywords.
  2. Must have a clearly defined theoretical framework or approach.

Please submit your abstract online on or before July 30, 2019. If you have questions about the abstract submission, please email Francis Dumanig at fdumanig@hawaii.edu.

Deadline: September 1, 2019
Abstract Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2019