About the Conference

Chulalongkorn University is proud to announce its role as host for the second international conference on English Language and Literary Studies (ELLS2) on 3-4 August 2015 at the Mandarin Hotel, Bangkok.

English has become one of the primary languages for communication, instruction and learning in today’s world. Its rich literary tradition has captured worldwide imagination, transcended borders and contributed to the world’s cultural and intellectual legacies. This conference aims to bring together the fields of linguistics, literary studies and translation studies in a large and varied forum. We hope that this conference will not only provide insightful and stimulating presentations on the three aspects of English studies as outlined, but also offer an opportunity for academics to come together in a convivial environment, where they can exchange knowledge and ideas by participating in lively and enriching academic discussions.

Abstract submission: March 15, 2015
Abstract notification: March 20, 2015

Invitation Letter (in Thai)

Plenary Speakers

Hans J. Ladegaard

Hans J. Ladegaard

PHD, Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Susan Sellers

Professor Susan Sellers

School of English, University of St Andrews

Hans J. Ladegaard (PHD, Hong Kong Baptist University) studied at Odense University, Denmark and Cambridge University, England. He is Professor and Head of the Department of English, Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include language attitudes and stereotypes, intercultural/intergroup communication, language and gender, narratives of migration, and pragmatics and discourse analysis. He is Co-Editor and Review Editor of Pragmatics & Society (John Benjamins).

Susan Sellers is a British author, translator, editor and novelist. She is Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of St Andrews, and co-General Editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of the writings of Virginia Woolf. Sellers’s first novel, Vanessa and Virginia, is a fictionalised account of the life of Vanessa Bell and of her complex relationship with her sister (Two Ravens, 2008 and Harcourt, New York). Biography Session Details