Revisiting the Korean Wave in a Global Context: Special Session for the 2024 ELLAK International Conference

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
contact email: 

The organizing committee of the 2024 ELLAK International Conference invites submissions for the special session titled “Revisiting the Korean Wave in a Global Context.” The conference will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, on December 12-14, 2024, under the theme of “Rethinking the Global English Studies.”


We invite submissions that critically examine the Korean Wave from a global perspective. The widespread appeal of South Korean popular culture and literature across geographical and geopolitical boundaries raises questions about how and why they have been received as such and what global significance can be drawn from this trend. We welcome papers that address these questions through various approaches, focusing on specific themes or literary and cultural texts.


Proposals should be submitted to by February 15, 2024.

An individual paper proposal should include:

  • Title of the paper
  • An abstract of the paper (up to 150 words)
  • Following information on the speaker: full name, title, affiliation, email address, and brief bio (up to 100 words)

A limited number of travel awards (covering the registration fee and hotel expenses) are available for international participants in special sessions.