The Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC) is a biennial conference organised by the Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Invited Speakers


Emeritus Professor Dr Dennis Haskell

DENNIS HASKELL is the author of 8 collections of poetry and 14 volumes of literary scholarship. He is the recipient of the Western Australia Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the A A Phillips Prize, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, and Membership of the Order of Australia for “services to literature, … to education and to intercultural understanding”. 


Emeritus Professor Dr. Zoltán Kövecses

Zoltán Kövecses is Professor Emeritus in the Department of American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. His research focuses on conceptual metaphor theory, the language of emotions, and the relationship between metaphor and culture. His major publications include Metaphor and Emotion (2000, Cambridge UP), Metaphor in Culture (2005, Cambridge UP), Language, Mind, and Culture (2006, Oxford UP), Metaphor. A Practical Introduction (2002/2010, Oxford UP), Where Metaphors Come From (2015, Oxford UP), and Extended Conceptual Metaphor Theory (2020, Cambridge UP).

Professor Dr. Abdul Mu’ati @ Zamri Ahmad

Associate Professor Dr. Shamala Paramasivam

Shamala Paramasivam is associate professor specialising in discourse analysis, language, culture and communication, ESP and TESOL. She serves as associate editor on Asian ESP and actively reviews papers for other journals. She works keenly in educational and professional settings and has published widely on these topics. Her current projects are in oral communication and technology in higher education.

Important Dates

1 September 2019 First Call for Paper
31 January 2020 Deadline for Abstract Submission
28 February 2020 Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts
30 April 2020 Early Bird Registration deadline
31 May 2020 Registration and Full Payment of Presenters
31 May 2020 Deadline for Conference Proceedings Submission
TBA Deadline for Full Paper Submission for Journal Articles
24 August 2020 Pre-registration begins at HOTEL ISTANA
25-27 August 2020 MICOLLAC 2020 Conference

Registration Information


Early Bird Rate
(by 30 April 2020)
Normal Rate
(after 30 April 2020)
Students (Malaysian and International Delegates studying in Malaysia)RM 700RM 750
International StudentsUSD 200USD 250
Non-student (Malaysian delegates)RM 750RM 800
Non-student (International delegates)USD 250USD 300

Presenters should complete registration and payment of conference fee by 31 May 2020 for the paper to be scheduled in the conference.



Details about the workshops will be provided soon.

Conference Venue

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. Click here to go to the hotel website

More details of the conference will be posted soon.

Email Contact Information:

If you know who to write to for your specific queries, please go ahead and email the specific portfolios. Otherwise, please email the secretariat, and we will direct you to the relevant person-in- charge.

Secretariat micollac_secretariat@upm.edu.my

Abstract micollac_abstract@upm.edu.my

Treasurer micollactreasurer2020@gmail.com

Registration micollacreg2020@gmail.com

Conference Proceedings micollacproceedings@gmail.com

Sponsorship florence@upm.edu.my or hasyimah@upm.edu.my

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