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Welcome to MICOLLAC 2023!
1 – 3 August 2023
Bayview Beach Resort
Batu Ferringhi
Penang, Malaysia

Theme: Overcoming Challenges, Exploring Possibilities: New Practices in Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Since 1999, the biennial MICOLLAC organised by the Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia has been steadfast in welcoming fresh ideas and creating interconnections  between research and practice in the areas of languages, literatures and cultures.

During the worldwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many important on-site activities in Malaysia came to a halt. The 11th MICOLLAC was held during this time in the online mode, and was attended by our regular MICOLLAC crowd from more than 11 countries.

Since Malaysia opened its borders in April 2022 after almost three years of restricted entry, MICOLLAC is now ready to welcome you back to Malaysia for another round of exciting sharing of research and practices, and renewing of networking and collaboration with colleagues from all over the world.

We are pleased to announce the 12th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC 2023) which will be held from 1 to 3 August 2023 at Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia.

MICOLLAC 2023 welcomes paper submissions related to the conference theme, “Overcoming Challenges, Exploring Possibilities: New Practices in Languages, Literatures and Cultures.”

Papers that communicate research findings of interest to researchers and practitioners across all educational levels are particularly appreciated.


The program committee encourages submission of paper proposals that communicate applied research findings of interest to researchers and practitioners across all educational levels. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

Language & Linguistics

Language in Society and Institutions

Language in Teaching and Learning

Language Description and Documentation

Language in Virtual Spaces

Language in Interactions

Language and Cognition

Language and Gender

Global Languages

Literature & Culture

Literature and the Environment

Literature and Trauma

Literature and Education

Literature and Media

Literature and Gender

Literary Theory and Criticism

Digital Humanities

New Practices in the Performing Arts

Space and Place in Literature

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