Shifting Worlds: Navigating the Global English Context

English and its global study have been in a constant state of flux. The emergence of new fields within the discipline allows for new forms of innovative and interdisciplinary research. Our geographical location affords a unique perspective within these emergent structures, making collaborative research particularly pertinent. In the second annual Coalition of English Departments in Asia conference in Hong Kong, we turn to themes of identity, mobility and place in pursuing our own research and histories in the global English context.


Whether it be linguistics, literary criticism, gender studies or media research, many fields are rapidly expanding and reshaping the study of English. These developments encourage the formation of new methodologies and intellectual networks, inaugurating new possibilities for research. Our coalition brings postgraduates and scholars together within a global English context and introduces participants to future colleagues.