Literature, Justice, Transition
“literary works of art can give voice to the victims to tell their story, function as tools of memorialisation and documentation, and offer interpretations of reconciliation processes and of legality itself”
The Lack of Multiculturalism in the American Literary Canon
Professor Myles Chilton, The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2015 (ACAH2015) Conference Co-Chair, interviews Keynote Speaker, Dr A. Robert Lee.
Writing Multicultural America: The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity
“Who gets to say what writing best speaks for the culture? Has there been a preemptive strike in which a largely white, male, protestant body of voice is taken to preside?”
IAFOR – International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) brings together influential academics and decision-makers from around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference.
What is Haiku?
Hana Fujimoto and Emiko Miyashita answer the not so simple question of, “What is haiku?”, before discussing the adoption of haiku by Western poets and the evolution it has seen in Japan and in the West.
The IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2016
Dr. A. Robert Lee announces the winners of this year’s IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award at The Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship 2016 in Kobe, Japan.
IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2013
Professor Mark Williams, Acting President of Akita International University, announces the winners of the 2013 IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award.
IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2014
Lars Vargö, Ambassador of Sweden to Japan, announces the results of the 4th IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award at The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2014 in Osaka, Japan.
The Influence of National Classical Literature on Moulding National Identity
To what extent can national classical literature be regarded as a source and a pivot of national identity? Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova discusses the influence of national classical literature on moulding national identity.
Literature and National Identity
In this interview with IAFOR’s Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova shares some of her personal experiences and thoughts on how her generation came of age in Russia and the impact literature and arts has had on the nation’s identity.
IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2015
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) proudly announces the winners of this year’s IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award at The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship (LibrAsia) in Osaka, Japan.
Revolution, Transformation and Utopia: the Function of Literature
Bill Ashcroft discusses the function of literature in the twentieth century, and argues that literature, far more than the language of politics, has the capacity to speak to power by speaking beyond it.