2020 NEKST | Call for Papers
Current graduate students (MA/PhD) as well as those holding a terminal master’s degree are eligible to apply. We welcome submissions from all disciplines as long as the research topic is related to Korea.
To apply, please submit an abstract (250 word limit) by following the link below. Abstracts should clearly state the research question, main argument, methodology, results, and conclusions. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2020. You should expect to receive the results of your application by March 1, 2020.
Applicants can choose to participate in one of two formats.
1. Panel presentation: The panel presentation format is open to all graduate students. Graduate students who are accepted for this format will be arranged into panels to give a fifteen minute presentation based on a research paper that can range from 5000 to 8000 words. (The appropriate length of a paper written for a fifteen minute presentation may vary by discipline). Participants will receive comments about their paper from an assigned faculty discussant. If accepted, completed papers will be due by April 24, 2020.
2. Chapter/Article workshop: The chapter/article workshop format is open to PhD students who have achieved candidacy. Manuscripts submitted for this format should be a dissertation chapter or a polished pre-submission journal article, no more than 10,000 words. Each forty minute workshop will be dedicated to the discussion of a single manuscript, and an assigned faculty mentor will provide detailed feedback on that manuscript. Manuscripts will be pre-circulated to all faculty and graduate participants of the conference, who will also be invited to provide comments. If accepted, completed manuscripts will be due on April 10, 2020.
All presentations and discussions will be conducted in English.