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Call for Papers: Korea’s global position, Coventry 2020

Note: this conference will now be held online, on 9 October 2020. Details to follow.

Call for Papers

2020 International Conference on “Korea’s global position”

The conference will be held on [edit] 9 October 2020 in Coventry. The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, invites proposals for panels, roundtables and individual papers to be presented. The theme of the conference is “Korea’s Global Position” and we expect comparative studies on Korea and other countries, Korea’s interaction/conflicts with other countries and Korea as a model for developing countries. The areas of research will be limitless and they include politics, economics, business studies, cultural studies, literature, film studies and interdisciplinary social sciences. All presentations are to be delivered in English.

Important Dates
Abstract Deadline: 12 January 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 31 January 2020
Deadline for a complete paper: 10 May 2020
Conference Dates: [22-23 May 2020] Rescheduled to 9 October 2020.

Director of the Korean Studies Unit
Dr Eunju Hwang [email protected]


(1) Panel Proposal: Panels are proposed by individual scholars around a common subject. A complete panel includes up to five participants, three or four paper presenters and one or more discussants. Panel proposals should include a 250-word abstract from each participant as well as a 250-word (maximum) statement that explains the session as a whole.   Only complete panels will be considered for acceptance.

(2) Individual Presentations: Individual presenters should submit a 250-word abstract. Papers can be co-authored. Once the submission is accepted, at least one of the authors must present at the conference. Presentations should last approximately 15 minutes.

(3) Roundtables: Roundtables offer an opportunity for participants to discuss a specific theme, issue or significant recent publication. A maximum of six active participants is recommended. While a roundtable proposal will not be as detailed as a panel proposal, it should explain fully the purpose, theme or issues and scope of the session.

A 250-word abstract and a brief biography (3-5 sentences) should be submitted to Dr Eunju Hwang at [email protected]. We strongly encourage graduate students and early career researchers’ participation, and it will give favourable consideration to panels that embed students and early career researchers alongside more experienced scholars. The proposals and complete papers will be published as a conference proceeding and a book after the conference.

Everyone interested in Korean Studies is invited to participate, however, we cannot provide visa support and can provide only draft letters of invitation for participants scheduled to present papers at the conference. Limited travel grant is available.

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