The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature was founded in 1992 to encourage advancements in literary criticism and theory from a feminist perspective while raising awareness of feminism within the academic community.

Our association serves as a forum for scholars and graduate students to discuss a wide range of topics in English literature, cultural studies and social issues as they pertain to feminism. The national and international conferences, workshops, publications and various other programs we sponsor help us realize our twofold ambition: to introduce Koreans to the changing currents of feminist studies abroad and to breathe vitality into Korean feminism by applying the learnings to our culture.

At KAFSEL, we believe in the importance of sharing our research and ideas with the world outside lecture halls and academic journals. We are resolved to giving voice to feminism as a progressive social movement rooted in the experiences of everyday life.