International Online Conference on Language, Linguistics, And Literature (COLALITE) 2020: Superhero in the Age of Transnationalism


Superheroes have special parts in our hearts. Our childhood fantasies were occupied by them, and  even as adults, our mind are still wishing for their presence. For ages, our dreams of superheroes have been pouring down, spreading through words of mouth, filling up the pages of books, and engraving sheets of papers and celluloids. More recently, they find a way to surf in our media, connecting people from different nations who share the same idea that there will be special people with special powers to solve world’s problems. These superheroes, regardless their questionable reality, have reminded us that we need to put aside our differences and work together to make our world a better place. Their presence in our cultures, literatures and languages, therefore, deserves to be acknowledged in a special academic venue. However, bringing these compelling issues into academic atmosphere through narrow-limited conference is still a rarity.

The biennial Conference of Language, Linguistics and Literature (COLALITE) always attempts to accommodate intriguing themes. This year, the 4th international COLALITE presents “Superhero in the Age of Transnationalism” to accommodate the growing interest of superhero texts analyses in the fields of cultural studies, literary studies, linguistics and education. For this very reason, the 4th COLALITE encourages researchers, authors, academic practitioners, and those who are interested in exploring this issue to participate in the conference. Accordingly, the sub themes are provided as follows:


Migration and Diaspora

Identity in Transcultural Society

Superhero in the Digital Humanities

Superhero Multiculturalism in Global Society

Other Related Themes


Superhero Characters in Children’s Literature

Cyber Literature in the era of Transnationalism

Migrant Literature and Transnationalism

Literature and Diaspora

Superhero Fan-fiction

Deconstruction in Superhero-themed texts

Other Related Themes


Linguistics and Sociocultural Feature in Superhero-themed texts

Linguistics and Visual Language

Multimodal Analysis in Movie Poster

Power and Ideology in Superhero-themed texts

Semiotics in Superhero-themed texts

Adapting Superhero in Video Games Localization

Translating Superhero-themed Texts to Different Cultures

Comics and Translation

Other Related Themes


Language Teaching Methodology in the Age of Transnationalism

Utilizing Superhero Concept in Teaching Material Development

Superhero-inspired Innovation in Language Teaching

Outcome-based Learning

Language Education and Policy

Superhero and Teaching-learning Motivation

Digital Teaching Media

Other Related Themes


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Aquarini Priyatna, M.A., M.Hum., Ph.D. (Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia)

AP. Dr. Liam Burke (Swinburne University of Technology)/*

AP. Dr. Surinderpal Kaur (University of Malaya, Malaysia)

Tri Murni,S.S., M.Hum., Ph.D (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Indonesia)

Mohamed Zain Sulaiman, BA., MSc., Ph.D (University Kebangsaan Malaysia)

Prof. Su Xinchun (Tan Kah Kee College,Xiamen University)


Featured Speaker

Dr. R. Lakshmi Priya - Founder and Managing Director, Pachyderm Tales



4th COLALITE 2020 aims at enriching the scholarly discussions on Superhero in the Age of Transnationalism within the various scopes of culture, literature, linguistics, and education. Additionally, it aims at bringing a platform for more scholars, internationally and nationally, to specifically disseminate their studies about superhero in the age of transnationalism.  



4th COLALITE 2020 is expected to productively increase the academic publication of the scholars, researchers, authors, academic practitioners participating in this conference. In line with this outcome, the committee is going to facilitate some publication opportunities such as COLALITE’s proceeding, COLALITE’s journal partners, and Scopus Indexed proceeding.



The participants of 4th COLALITE 2020 are both internationally and nationally based scholars, researchers, authors, academic practitioners (lecturers and teachers) whose interests are in line with the theme of the conference.


Date and Venue

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, 4th COLALITE 2020 is going to be conducted online on 12-13 November 2020.


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Due

: 02 March - 17 August 2020

LoA Announcement: 21 August 2020
Full Paper Submission Due
: 1 September 2020
Payment Due: 28 August 2020
Conference: 12-13 November 2020


Registration Fee*


Local Presenter350,000 IDR
International Presenter40 USD

Non-Presenter200,000 IDR
E-ProceedingIDR 200.000 (USD 15)


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