IAFOR Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

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Life after Death? Writing the Alienated Self in Post-war Japan

Author: Mark Williams, Akita International University, Japan Email: m-b-williams@aiu.ac.jp Published: September 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.01 Citation: Williams, M. (2013). Life after Death? Writing the Alienated Self in Post-war Japan. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.01 Abstract This paper represents an attempt to consider how artists in general — and Japanese post-war novelists in particular —

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Translating the Translator: Identity and Revision in Trungpa Rinpoche’s Buddhism(s)

Author: Enrique Galván-Álvarez, Miyazaki International College, Japan Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.08 Citation: Galván-Álvarez, E. (2013). Translating the Translator: Identity and Revision in Trungpa Rinpoche’s Buddhism(s). IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.08 Abstract By exploring how the literal and metaphorical aspects of the teaching/translating activities of Chögyam Trungpa overlap and feed into each other

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Relocating Tagore’s Binodini: New Spaces of Representation in Rituparno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali

Author: Chandrava Chakravarty, West Bengal State University, India Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.07 Citation: Chakravarty, C. (2013). Relocating Tagore’s Binodini: New Spaces of Representation in Rituparno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.07 Abstract The paper explores how the interface between a literary text and its cinematic rendering underscores the possibilities of

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Likay Aka Oni Red Demon: Encounter and Exchange of Intercultural Performance

Author: Sukanya Sompiboon, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.06 Citation: Sompiboon, S. (2013). Likay Aka Oni Red Demon: Encounter and Exchange of Intercultural Performance. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.06 Abstract This paper investigates the possibilities of cultural exchange between a Japanese contemporary play and a Thai Likay performance. This paper focuses

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Spatial and Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang

Author: Nicholas de Villiers, University of North Florida, United States of America Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.05 Citation: de Villiers, N. (2013). Spatial and Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.05 Abstract Malaysian-born Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang is known for his films about encounters between strangers in

“Braving the Fog”: Natsume Soseki’s The Tower of London

Author: Andreas Pichler, Aix-Marseille Université, France Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.04 Citation: Pichler, A. (2013). “Braving the Fog”: Natsume Soseki’s The Tower of London . IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.04 Abstract Sōseki’s encounters with London during his two years’ stay from 1900 to 1902 were for the first time published in the English

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Polysemy of the Other: Endō Shūsaku’s Encounter with the West

Author: Justyna Weronika Kasza, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.03 Citation: Kasza, J. W. (2013). Polysemy of the Other: Endō Shūsaku’s Encounter with the West. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.03 Abstract The paper discusses the polysemy of the categories of otherness and the Other in selected works of

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Mapping the Subterranean of Haruki Murakami’s Literary World

Author: Akiyoshi Suzuki, Konan Women’s University, Japan Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.02 Citation: Suzuki, A. (2013). Mapping the Subterranean of Haruki Murakami’s Literary World. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.02 Abstract “A good map is worth a thousand words, cartographers say, and they are right: because it produces a thousand words: it raises doubts,

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Theoretical Encounters: Postcolonial Studies in East Asia

Author: Melissa Kennedy, University of Vienna, Austria Published: May 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.01 Citation: Kennedy, M. (2013). Theoretical Encounters: Postcolonial Studies in East Asia. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1.01 Abstract Postcolonialism has grown from a minor branch of English literary studies applied to the decolonising movements of the British Empire in the 1950s to

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The Narrow Road: A Photo Essay

Author: Michael Stetson, Miyazaki International College, Japan Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.07 Citation: Stetson, M. (2012). The Narrow Road: A Photo Essay. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.07 Abstract “The Narrow Road” is a photo essay by Michael Stetson. All images © Michael Stetson.

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Circular Horizons, Impossible Journeys: Imagining the Tibetan Fatherland in Tenzin Tsundue’s Poetry

Author: Enrique Galván-Álvarez, Miyazaki International College, Japan Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.08 Citation: Galván-Álvarez, E. (2012). Circular Horizons, Impossible Journeys: Imagining the Tibetan Fatherland in Tenzin Tsundue’s Poetry. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.08 Abstract Although better known as activist, Tenzin Tsundue is also a prominent Tibetan English poet. As part of a generation

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Fictionalized History: Signifying Changes to the Malaysian Nation and Identity

Author: Sim Chee Cheang, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.04 Citation: Sim, C. C. (2012). Fictionalized History: Signifying Changes to the Malaysian Nation and Identity. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.04 Abstract As one of the cornerstones of fiction, writers often use and confront history in their claim to “reality” and

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Parables of the East in Edward Bond’s Political Drama

Author: Loretta Visomirskis, Harold Washington College, United States of America Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.05 Citation: Visomirskis, L. (2012). Parables of the East in Edward Bond’s Political Drama. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.05 Abstract The themes of ancient and modern, of East and West, and of “journeys of discovery” form the ideological fabric

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Silk Roads: An Ecosystem of Ideas and Imagination

Author: Michael Stetson, Miyazaki International College, Japan Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.06 Citation: Stetson, M. (2012). Silk Roads: An Ecosystem of Ideas and Imagination. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.06 Abstract One of the many modern definitions of “globalization” is as a step in world history that develops trade networks that span continents, supersedes

“Too Long in Foreign Parts”?: An Asian Reception to Cosmopolitanism in Henry James’s The American and The Portrait of a Lady

Author: Patricia Haseltine, Providence University, Taiwan Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.03 Citation: Haseltine, P. (2012). “Too Long in Foreign Parts”?: An Asian Reception to Cosmopolitanism in Henry James’s The American and The Portrait of a Lady. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.03 Abstract The works of Henry James with their attention to cosmopolitanism in

“An Unexpected Sound”: Recognizing Diverse Voices in Postcolonial Literary Interpretation

Author: Joanne Nystrom Janssen, Asian University of Women, Bangladesh Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.02 Citation: Janssen, J. N. (2012). “An Unexpected Sound”: Recognizing Diverse Voices in Postcolonial Literary Interpretation. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.02 Abstract This article explores expectations about the ways in which readers from each side of the colonial/colonized divide might

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Writing Back, Emptying Out and Satanic Narration: Why London Wins Out in Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses

Author: Myles Chilton, Chiba University, Japan Published: April 2012 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.01 Citation: Chilton, M. (2012). Writing Back, Emptying Out and Satanic Narration: Why London Wins Out in Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1.01 Abstract The Satanic Verses occupies a prominent place in the postcolonial canon because it challenges the social,

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 1 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 1 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: April 2012 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.1.1 Articles Writing Back, Emptying Out and Satanic Narration: Why London Wins Out in Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses Myles Chilton, Chiba University, Japan “An Unexpected Sound”: Recognizing Diverse Voices in Postcolonial Literary Interpretation

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 2 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 2 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: May 2013 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.1 Articles Theoretical Encounters: Postcolonial Studies in East Asia Melissa Kennedy, University of Vienna, Austria Mapping the Subterranean of Haruki Murakami’s Literary World Akiyoshi Suzuki, Konan Women’s University, Japan Polysemy of the Other:

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 2 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 2 – Issue 2 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: September 2013 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2 Articles Life after Death? Writing the Alienated Self in Post-war Japan Mark Williams, Akita International University, Japan Coming Home to Modern Japan. An Orphic Dialogue between Japan and the West in Murakami

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 3 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 3 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: November 2014 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1 Articles How Should We Read Literature from a Certain Area from the Viewpoints of Other Language-speaking Areas? Suzuki Akiyoshi, Nagasaki University, Japan Conflict and Transformation Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales,

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 4 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 4 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: November 2015 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1 Articles Writing Multicultural America: The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity A. Robert Lee, Nihon University, Japan (retd.) Power in Modernization of Language and Literature in Eighteenth-century Britain and Modern Japan Noriyuki Harada,

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 5 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 5 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: November 30, 2016 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1 Articles Crime Fiction: A Global Phenomenon Bill Phillips, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain The Frontier as Masculine Territory: Sam Hawken’s The Dead Women of Juárez in Context M. Isabel Santaularia i Capdevila,

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Publication Ethics

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest Editors and editorial board members/reviewers will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Privileged information or ideas obtained by editors as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for their personal

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Manuscript Submission

Manuscript submissions are OPEN Volume 12 Issue 1 – Themed Issue: World Fairy Tales and Folklore Submissions open: Wednesday January 4, 2023 Submissions will remain open until April 15, 2023 We will only accept one submission from any author in a particular issue and no more than two submissions, in different issues, over the course

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Editorial Board

Editors Chief Editor Dr Bernard Montoneri Independent Researcher, Taiwan Bernard Montoneri earned his PhD (African, Arab, and Asian Words; History, Languages, Literature) and his BA in Chinese from the University of Provence, Aix-Marseille I, France. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of European Languages and Cultures at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

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About the Journal

Aims & Scope The IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship aspires to find a balance between promoting cutting-edge research in the relevant fields and providing a forum for dialogue about the forms, roles and concerns of literature and librarianship in the 21st century. It also aims to place the latest work of well-established and respected

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

Chief Editor: Dr Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan ISSN: 2187-0608 Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl Contact: editor.literature@iafor.org (Do not send manuscripts to this editor address. They will not be responded to. Submissions can only be made through the Submit Manuscript Page.) The IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated