“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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.