About ESBB

ESBB is a strictly not-for-profit academic circle of international scholars. One of its core values is that no member may benefit financially in any way from ESBB events or activities. The website (http://www.englishscholarsbeyondborders.org/) is financed only by small and voluntary personal contributions of its members. The site is deliberately kept as simple as possible and we do not seek any sponsorship or financial support of any kind.

The academic aim of our organization and our conferences is to assemble scholars from across the globe to share ideas and expand epistemological horizons. ESBB therefore emphasizes new contributions to existing knowledge and looks for connections between disciplines. While the broad background theme is always linked to English Scholarship Beyond Borders, this can be understood in the broadest possible sense as our intention is to embrace epistemological diversity in English education and research. ESBB provides guest speakers from a broad variety of locations and cultures and can also assist in consultancy work.

ESBB embraces non-blind peer review. It publishes an annual journal issue. All conference presenters are welcome to submit a paper, but must be prepared to fully engage in dialogic review of their own paper and participate in the review of one or two other papers. There is an initial screening prior to full non-blind dialogic review. There will be a presentation about this at each event and conference. Please contact rogercnunn@yahoo.co.uk for further information.

ESBB co-organizes an annual conference, each event in a different international location. We have agreements with hosts until 2018, Taichung 2016 to be followed by Oman (Sultan Qaboos University, March, 2017) and Japan (2018). Several offers beyond 2018 are under consideration. We also host occasional smaller conferences and symposiums.


2-day symposium/conference on December 3-4, 2015.

We are delighted to be returning to Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.

Dokuz Eylül was the venue of our first conference. Our next full conference will be held in Taiwan in May/June 2016. Before that, we are delighted to announce our first 2-day symposium/conference at Dokuz Eylül. This is by popular demand following the feedback from the 2014 conference in Izmir at the same venue.

The final deadline for presentation proposals is 15 November, 2015.

Registration is $100 for presenters

There is NO FEE for listeners.

Hotel information 

Call for Papers

(Deadline 15 November, earlier submissions will receive a response within 1 week)

We welcome two formats of proposal.

1. A standard 20-30 minute presentation

2. A symposium of 90 minutes with 3-4 speakers on a focused theme. Please go to our ‘conference’ page link for details.


Papers submitted for the second issue of English Scholarship beyond Borders are currently under intensive review.  Accepted papers  will be published in January, 2016 on this site

The first issue of English Scholarship Beyond Borders that includes keynote papers from the 2014 conference was launched on February 5th (first day of the Bangkok conference) on this site by Dr. Aurapan Weerawong, Vice President for International Relations at Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok and Dr Ahmet Acar, of Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir (the host of the first ESBB conference in 2014).
. The issue is available at the publications link on this page.

Historical details from our 2015 conference in Bangkok

We would like to thank Dr Saiwaroon and her team from the Department of Western Languages at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok for making the Second ESBB International Conference a successful and memorable event.

ESBB Program

Plenary Abstracts

Parallel Sessions


The third ESBB international conference will take place from May 19 -22, 2016). It will be hosted by the Department of English Language, Providence University, in Taichung, Taiwan. The joint organizers will be Professor Wen-chi Vivian Wu of Providence University and Dr Gloria Shu Mei Chwo, Associate Professor at Hungkuang University in Taichung.