Multi-ConTEXT: Interdisciplinary Conference (deadline extended)

deadline for submissions: 
July 15, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Chungbuk National University, Korea
contact email: 

Multi-ConTEXT: Interdisciplinary Conference


Institute for Humanities Research 

& BK21 Multi-ConTEXT Team

Department of English Language and Literature

Chungbuk National University

Cheongju, The Republic of Korea

October 11~12, 2024


Proposal deadline: July 15, 2024 (extended)


Keynote Speakers:

Dennis Yi Tenen (Columbia University)

Pin-chia Feng (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)


We invite scholars from all areas of Humanities and Cultural Studies to explore “multi-context” as a concept that is intentionally broad and inclusive of various disciplines. What we call “multi-context” refers to research that adopts a context-centered approach, exploring dynamic intersections among diverse social, cultural, technological, and environmental contexts.

This approach, rooted in methodologies of comparison and convergence, facilitates interdisciplinary studies employing context-centered methodologies that transcend traditional text-centered limitations such as period, genre, authorship, and medium. It also seeks to explore the contextual conditions surrounding the creation and reception of texts.


Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

- language and culture

- comparative literature

- translation

- intercultural communication

- literature and history

- literature and politics

- literature and science

- adaptation and appropriation

- intertextuality

- intermediality

- transculturality

- medical humanities

- post-humanism

- new materialism

- digital humanities

- artificial intelligence

- environmental humanities

- the Anthropocene


This is an in-person conference to be held at Chungbuk National University. Proposals should consist of a 250 word abstract and a 50 word biography. All scholars from overseas are provided with “room & board” during the conference days and transportation to Seoul after the conference. No conference fee. Please submit proposals and bios through the link listed here:

We particularly welcome proposals from graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. From these proposals, we will select top three proposals to receive the BK21 travel grant ($300 for each proposal). While we are interested in cultivating a network of emerging Asian scholars through this conference, we greatly welcome proposals from scholars with diverse national and cultural backgrounds.


Proposal deadline: July 15, 2024 (extended)

Acceptance notification: July 25, 2024

More information will be posted on our website as it becomes available:

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