CFP: International Institute of Korean Studies, UCLAN

Exploring Landscape of K-Culture and Changes in Society:

Past, Present and Future

University of Central Lancashire, UK, 26-27 April 2021

From K-Pop, K-dramas, and K-films to political activism, K-culture is no longer limited to entertainment. Recently, the power of K-Pop fans and social media have impacted the political scene in the US. With this in mind, the past, present and future of K-culture and its influence in society will be discussed at the 2021 IKSU Annual International Conference. The main aims of the conference are to provide a venue to explore the landscape of K-Culture and its influence in society, and to publish an edited volume.

Papers from various disciplines are invited. PhD candidate participation is also encouraged.

While the first day of the conference will be held at the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire, which is located in north of England, the second day of the event will be held at the Samlesbury Hall (14th century manor house and gardens), one of the stunning stately homes of Lancashire.

Schedule for Submission

  • Proposal (individual paper or panel) Submission Deadline: 18 September 2020
  • Acceptance Notice: 25 September 2020
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline (maximum 9,000 words including references): 26 March 2021
  • IKSU Annual International Conference: 26-27 April 2021
  • Revision Submission Deadline for Publication: 30 June 2021

As we plan to publish papers as an edited volume, previously published work will not be accepted.

Please send the proposal as an email attachment to Dr Sojin Lim at

Financial Support for Presenters

Travel cost will be reimbursed up to GBP 300 for flights from EU countries, GBP 100 for train within the UK, and GBP 1,000 for flight from the rest of the world. Up to three nights’ accommodation will be provided for presenters, depending on flight schedule. We expect presenters also participate as discussants at the conference.

In the case that current COVID-19 situation persists until the conference dates, we will have the event online. In this case, there will be no financial support for travel, but an honorarium for publication will be provided for the chapter authors of the edited volume. Also, venues are subject to change in the case of local lockdown.