Two Keynote Speakers on the First Day of ICON LATERALS III, Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua, Ph.D., and Prof. Michael Harrington


On November 5th to 6th, 2022, the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) successfully held the first international seminar of the four available series. In the first series entitled “ICON LATERALS III: Building Interdisciplinary Perspective in Literature, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies”, there were fourteen sub-themes that the presenters could choose to present.

In the first stage, participants who want to be speakers had to register by choosing the attendance category among the four international seminar series that can be selected. Next, prospective presenters had to adjust the research results into the abstract template provided and upload it to the OJS system listed.

Before the payment stage, prospective presenters were asked to wait a few days to get a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) as a sign of the abstract acceptance so that prospective presenters could proceed to the payment to become a presenter. After paying and confirming, the presenter could upload the full article according to the format of the provisions. Participants were also invited to WhatsApp groups for further coordination from the committee.



Registration Page for Four International Seminar Series of FCS UB


Two days before the event, the committee distributed the schedule and presentation panels along with the overall rundown. Starting from the first day, it was opened with the Sabda Budaya Award to give appreciation to selected artists or writers. At eleven o’clock in the afternoon, the presentation by two keynote speakers began. Beginning with Prof. Michael Harrington (Honorary Associate Professor from the University of Queensland) followed by Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor from Ateneo de Manila University).

After the presenters delivered their presentation, a question and answer session was opened by the moderator and ended with a break. Then, the parallel presentation session according to the provided panels was started.

The second day began with a presentation by two keynote speakers, namely Hamamah, Ph.D. (Associate Professor from Universitas Brawijaya) and Li Yunjing, Ph.D., (Associate Professor from Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China). At around ten o’clock, the parallel presentation session was continued for up to three sessions.

Presentation sessions both on the first day and on the second day were conducted in three models; offline, online, and hybrid. The ICON LATERALS III international seminar was closed at half past four in the afternoon with the last material presented by Prof. Tony McEnery (Distinguished Professor from Lancaster University). [dts/aaz/PR FCS]