Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

Welcome to Volume 10 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 10 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions directly to our journal. This is already the fifth issue of the journal under my editorship; once more,

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Cebuano Poetics: Deciphering the Advice of Maria Kabigon’s Column in Bisaya

  Author: Cindy Arranguez Velasquez, University of San Carlos, Philippines Email: [email protected] Published: December 15, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.07 Citation: Velasquez, C. A. (2021). Cebuano Poetics: Deciphering the Advice of Maria Kabigon’s Column in Bisaya. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.07 Abstract Maria Alcordo Kabigon’s column “Ang Panid ni Manding Karya” in Bisaya from the

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X-Raying the Million-Point Agenda of the Nigerian Government by Library and Information Professionals in the Country

  Authors: Ogagaoghene Uzezi Idhalama, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria Angela Ishioma Dime, Niger Delta University, Nigeria Kingsley Efe Osawaru, College of Education Library, Nigeria Email: [email protected] Published: December 15, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.06 Citation: Idhalama, O. U., Dime, A. I., & Osawaru, K. E. (2021). X-Raying the Million-Point Agenda of the Nigerian Government by Library and Information

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Politically Marginalized Female Figures: Female Grassland and Celestial Bath

  Author: Katherina Li, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Email: [email protected] Published: December 15, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.05 Citation: Li, K. (2021). Politically Marginalized Female Figures: Female Grassland and Celestial Bath. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.05 Abstract Yan Geling’s early work Female Grassland雌性的草地 (Yan, 1989) is a novel published in 1989, while Celestial Bath

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Negotiating Cultural Identity in The Inheritance of Loss

  Author: Chiou-Rung Deng, Tamkang University, Taiwan Email: [email protected] Published: December 15, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.04 Citation: Deng, C.-R. (2021). Negotiating Cultural Identity in The Inheritance of Loss. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.04 Abstract This paper seeks to explore three modes of cultural identification presented in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss. With three

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Subjectivity and Revenge in Karen M. McManus’s One of Us Is Lying

  Author: Darintip Chansit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Email: [email protected] Published: December 15, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.03 Citation: Chansit, D. (2021). Subjectivity and Revenge in Karen M. McManus’s One of Us Is Lying. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.03 Abstract The aim of this paper is to explore the issues of peer rejection and revenge among

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Violent Memory: Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

  Author: Netty Mattar, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia Email: [email protected] Published: December 15, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.02 Citation: Mattar, N. (2021). Violent Memory: Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.02 Abstract Modern information technologies have radically transfigured human experience. The extensive use of mnemonic devices,

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Postcolonial Gothic Elements in Joaquin’s The Woman Who Had Two Navels

  Author: Mohammad Hossein Abedi Valoojerdi, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Philippines Email: [email protected] Published: December 15, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.01 Citation: Abedi Valoojerdi, M. H. (2021). Postcolonial Gothic Elements in Joaquin’s The Woman Who Had Two Navels. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2.01 Abstract Nick Joaquin (Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín, (1917-2004) is known for

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 10 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 10 – Issue 2 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle, Australia Published: December 15, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.2 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to Volume 10 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor-in-Chief Articles Postcolonial Gothic Elements in

Welcome to Volume 10 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 10 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions directly to our journal. This is already the fourth issue of the journal I have edited; once more

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Novels of Martin Amis: A Review of the Critical Reception

Authors: Sukanta Sanyal, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, India Tanutrushna Panigrahi, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, India Lipika Das, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 28, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.06 Citation: Sanyal, S., Panigrahi, T., & Das, L. (2021). Novels of Martin Amis: A Review of the Critical Reception. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.06

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Mapping Spaces, Identities, and Ideologies in The Parisian (2019)

Author: Fadwa Kamal Abdel Rahman, Ain Shams University, Egypt Published: July 28, 2021 Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.07 Citation: Rahman, F. K. A. (2021). Mapping Spaces, Identities, and Ideologies in The Parisian (2019). IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.07 Abstract The Parisian (2019) is Isabella Hammad’s debut novel. It provides a dynamic spatial representation of

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Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians Copy

Authors: Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria Faith O. Mesagan, University of Nigeria, Nigeria Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Citation: Aiyebelehin, A. J., & Mesagan, F. O. (2021). Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Abstract This study investigates how Nigerian librarians are

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Characters’ Pilgrimage from the Canon to Fanfiction: A Gestalt Approach

Authors: Iryna Morozova, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine Olena Pozharytska, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine Email: [email protected] Published: July 28, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.05 Citation: Morozova, I., & Pozharytska, O. (2021). Characters’ Pilgrimage from the Canon to Fanfiction: A Gestalt Approach. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.05 Abstract Most academic circles treat fanfiction as “paraliterature”

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A Reading of Philip Roth’s Everyman as a Postmodern Parody

Author: Majeed U. Jadwe, University of Anbar, Iraq Email: [email protected] Published: July 28, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.03 Citation: Jadwe, M. U. (2021). A Reading of Philip Roth’s Everyman as a Postmodern Parody. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.03 Abstract Philip Roth’s 2006 novel Everyman borrows its title from the famous fifteenth-century morality play The Summoning

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Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians

Authors: Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria Faith O. Mesagan, University of Nigeria, Nigeria Published: July 28, 2021 Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Citation: Aiyebelehin, A. J., & Mesagan, F. O. (2021). Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Abstract This study investigates

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Developing a Model of Indian Women Library Association to Support Open Access Environment in Academic Libraries in India

Authors: Ritu Nagpal, O P Jindal Global University, India N. Radhakrishnan, Periyar University, India Published: July 28, 2021 Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.02 Citation: Nagpal, R., & Radhakrishnan, N. (2021). Developing a Model of Indian Women Library Association to Support Open Access Environment in Academic Libraries in India. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.02

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Plastic (in) Paradise: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

Author: Michaela Keck, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany Email: [email protected] Published: July 28, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.01 Citation: Keck, M. (2021). Plastic (in) Paradise: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.01 Abstract This contribution examines the magic-realist metaphor of the Matacão in Karen Tei

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 10 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 10 – Issue 1 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle, Australia Published: July 28, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to Volume 10 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor-in-Chief Articles Plastic (in) Paradise: Karen

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Motion, Change and Discontinuity in David Lodge’s Changing Places (1975)

Author: Issaga Ndiaye, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal Email: [email protected] Published: December 14, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.06 Citation: Ndiaye, I. (2020). Motion, Change and Discontinuity in David Lodge’s Changing Places (1975). IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.06 Abstract This paper aims to show that the suitability of the title of Lodge’s novel, Changing Places, transcends

Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honor as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions directly to our journal. This is already my third issue of the journal, and once more, this is

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Anthroparchic Gynocide/Genocide vs. Capitalist Patriarchy: An Ecofeminist Reading of Zadie Smith’s “Two Men Arrive in a Village”

Authors: [email protected] Babak Ashrafkhani Limoudehi, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran Narges Montakhabi Bakhtvar, Islamic Azad University (Central Tehran Branch), Iran Email: [email protected] Published: December 14, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.07 Citation: Limoudehi, B. A., & Bakhtvar, N. M. (2020). Anthroparchic Gynocide/Genocide vs. Capitalist Patriarchy: An Ecofeminist Reading of Zadie Smith’s “Two Men Arrive in a Village” IAFOR

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One Plus One is Greater than Two: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration for Developing Information Literacy in Higher Education

Author: William Ko-Wai Tang, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Email: [email protected] Published: December 14, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.05 Citation: Thang, W. K.-W. (2020). One Plus One is Greater than Two: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration for Developing Information Literacy in Higher Education. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.05 This is a short article and therefore

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How to Employ Nagasaki: Kazuo Ishiguro’s A Pale View of Hills (1982)

Author: Akiyoshi Suzuki, Nagasaki University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: December 14, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.04 Citation: Suzuki, A. (2020). How to Employ Nagasaki: Kazuo Ishiguro’s A Pale View of Hills (1982). IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.04 Abstract Not a few scholars believe that representation of scenery in Nagasaki is a mockery in Kazuo Ishiguro’s

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Leadership Styles, Promotion Opportunities, and Salary as Correlates of Turnover Intentions among Librarians in Nigerian University Libraries

Authors: Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria Rosemary Odiachi, Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria Blessing Omoregie, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria Email: [email protected] Published: December 14, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.03 Citation: Aiyebelehin, A. J., Odiachi, R., & Omoregie, B. (2020). Leadership Styles, Promotion Opportunities, and Salary as Correlates of Turnover Intentions among Librarians in Nigerian University Libraries. IAFOR

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Revisiting (In)visibility: A Reflexive Study of Two English Translations of Iqbal’s “Shikwa” and “Jawab-i-Shikwa”

Authors: Rana Kashif Shakeel, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan Maria Farooq Maan, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan Email: [email protected] Published: December 14, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.02 Citation: Shakeel, R. K., Maan, M. F. (2020). Revisiting (In)visibility: A Reflexive Study of Two English Translations of Iqbal’s “Shikwa” and “Jawab-i-Shikwa”. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.02 Abstract This

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Lexical Semantics: Mapping Gender and Cultural Geography in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Speculative Fiction

Authors: Anupa Lewis, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India Padma Rani, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India Email: [email protected] Published: December 14, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.01 Citation: Lewis, A., & Rani, P. (2020). Lexical Semantics: Mapping Gender and Cultural Geography in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Speculative Fiction. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.01 Abstract This

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 2 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle, Australia Published: December 14, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor-in-Chief Articles Lexical Semantics: Mapping Gender

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Author Guidelines – Short Articles

Short Articles Please see here for Author Guidelines for main journal articles We accept submissions of short original essays and articles (800 to 2000 words including references/footnotes) that will be peer-reviewed by at least three of our team members like regular research papers. From these submissions, editors will select three short pieces which receive positive

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Conflict: A Cultural Theme in the Early 20th Century American Novel

Author: Majed Al-Lehaibi, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia Email: [email protected] Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.08 Citation: Al-Lehaibi, M. (2020). Conflict: A Cultural Theme in the Early 20th Century American Novel. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.08 Abstract This paper addresses a major theme in the modern American novel: Conflict as a catalyst for constant