Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

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William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!: A Narrative of Inexhaustible Word and Unfathomable Past

Author: Djamila Houamdi Email: houamdi.dj@gmail.com Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.06 Citation: Houamdi, D. (2018). William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!: A Narrative of Inexhaustible Word and Unfathomable Past, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.06 Abstract The purpose of the present paper is to cast light on William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! in terms of its linguistic and communicational woes. A proliferation of

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Body and Gender Expressed by the Cross-Dressing of Hannah Snell in Eighteenth-century Naval Culture in The Female Soldier; Or, the Surprising Life and Adventures of Hannah Snell

Author: Yoriko Ishida Email: yoriko@oshima-k.ac.jp Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.05 Citation: Ishida, Y. (2016). Body and Gender Expressed by the Cross-Dressing of Hannah Snell in Eighteenth-century Naval Culture in The Female Soldier; Or, the Surprising Life and Adventures of Hannah Snell, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.05 Abstract Hannah Snell is arguably considered the most famous woman who embarked

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Green Gowns and Crimson Petticoats: Prostitution and the Satire of Material Desire in Middleton and Jonson

Author: Elyssa Y. Cheng Email: elyssacheng@yahoo.com.tw Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.04 Citation: Cheng, E. Y. (2018). Green Gowns and Crimson Petticoats: Prostitution and the Satire of Material Desire in Middleton and Jonson, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.04 Abstract This paper explores representations of prostitution and the satirical criticism of material desire in Thomas Middleton’s Michaelmas Term (1604) and

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Marguerite Yourcenar, from Japan to the Motherland: The Oceanic Lack and the Wave of Time

Author: Alessandro Giardino Email: agiardino@stlawu.edu Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.03 Citation: Giardino, A. (2018). Marguerite Yourcenar, from Japan to the Motherland: The Oceanic Lack and the Wave of Time. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.03 Abstract Marguerite Yourcenar’s reputation was built on philologically inspired novels featuring heroes of the Western tradition, such as

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The (Hi)story of the Encounter: The Historical and the Personal in Nicolas Bouvier’s The Japanese Chronicles

Author: Halia Koo Email: hkoo@mun.ca Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.02 Citation: Koo, H. (2018). The (Hi)story of the Encounter: The Historical and the Personal in Nicolas Bouvier’s The Japanese Chronicles. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.02 Abstract The Japanese Chronicles is a travel narrative by Swiss writer Nicolas Bouvier (1929–1998), who uses a

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British Romanticism in China: Revised in Reception

Author: Li Ou Email: liou@cuhk.edu.hk Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.01 Citation: Li, O. (2018). British Romanticism in China: Revised in Reception. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.01 Abstract This paper first looks at the etymology and definition of the term ‘Romanticism’ in English and Chinese respectively to show their considerable disparity, and then

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: December 1, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1 Articles British Romanticism in China: Revised in Reception Li Ou The (Hi)story of the Encounter: The Historical and the Personal in Nicolas Bouvier’s The Japanese Chronicles Halia Koo Marguerite Yourcenar, from

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The Influence of Arthur Rimbaud on Dai Wang Shu and Nakahara Chūya’s Poetry— The Construction of their Poetic Decadent World

Author: James Kin-Pong Au Email: sciencecourt0080@gmail.com Published: November 30, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.01 Citation: Kin-Pong Au, J. (2017). The Influence of Arthur Rimbaud on Dai Wang Shu and Nakahara Chūya’s Poetry—The Construction of their Poetic Decadent World IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.01 Abstract This article argues both Dai Wang-shu (戴望舒, 1905–1950) and Nakahara Chūya

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 6 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: November 30, 2017 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1 Articles The Influence of Arthur Rimbaud on Dai Wang Shu and Nakahara Chūya’s Poetry—The Construction of their Poetic Decadent World James Kin-Pong Au More Than a Historical Novel: Women, History, and

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Asia Poems

Author: A. Robert Lee Email: arobertlee24@gmail.com Published: November 30, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.05 Citation: Lee, A. R. (2017). Asia Poems. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 6(5). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.05

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Circle within Walls: A Comparative Study on Poets of Leprosariums

Author: Robert Ono Email: robert@jcsw.ac.jp Published: November 30, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.04 Citation: Ono, R. (2017). Circle within Walls: A Comparative Study on Poets of Leprosariums. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 6(4). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.04 Abstract Many forms of literature are nurtured in circles or salon-like environments, where participants with mutual interests serve alternately as creators, readers, and

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Murakami and the Celebration of Community

Author: Andrew J. Wilson Email: awilson@harpercollege.edu Published: November 30, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.03 Citation: Wilson, A. J. (2017). Murakami and the Celebration of Community. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.03 Abstract In An Account of My Hut, a 13th-century classic of Japanese literature, Kamo no Chōmei honors the Buddhist practice of non-attachment, of stripping down

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More Than a Historical Novel: Women, History, and Metafiction in Enchi Fumiko’s Namamiko Monogatari

Author: Ka Yan Lam Email: saikokaren@hotmail.com Published: November 30, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.02 Citation: Lam, K. Y. (2017). More Than a Historical Novel: Women, History, and Metafiction in Enchi Fumiko’s Namamiko Monogatari. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.02 Abstract The very nature of the historical novel that rests on the ambiguity between history and fiction

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The Relation between Words and Worlds in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Author: Frederik De Vadder, KU Leuven, Belgium Email: frederik.devadder@kuleuven.be Published: November 30, 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.06 Citation: De Vadder, F. (2016). The Relation between Words and Worlds in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.06 Abstract This paper offers an analysis of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier

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The Neutral View: Roland Barthes’ Representations of Japan and China

Author: Piers M. Smith, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait Email: smith.p@gust.edu.kw Published: November 30, 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.05 Citation: Smith, P. M. (2016). The Neutral View: Roland Barthes’ Representations of Japan and China. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.05 Abstract Roland Barthes visited Japan and China in the 1970s. He recorded his travel

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Celebrating the Power of Literature in African Development

Author: Hellen Roselyne L. Shigali, Moi University, Kenya Email: lungrose@yahoo.com Published: November 30, 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.04 Citation: Shigali, H. R. L. (2016). Celebrating the Power of Literature in African Development. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.04 Abstract The late South African author Lewis Nkosi described history as a hero in African literature in his

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Drum-Taps: Whitman’s Problematic Legacy as a War Poet

Author: Fahri Öz, Ankara University, Turkey Email: fahriozz@gmail.com Published: November 30, 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.03 Citation: Öz, F. (2016). Drum-Taps: Whitman’s Problematic Legacy as a War Poet. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.03 Abstract This paper analyzes Walt Whitman’s American Civil War poems in his collection Drum-Taps in comparison with the poetry written by British

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The Frontier as Masculine Territory: Sam Hawken’s The Dead Women of Juárez in Context

Author: M. Isabel Santaularia i Capdevila, University of Lleida, Spain Email: isantaularia@dal.udl.cat Published: November 30, 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.02 Citation: Santaularia i Capdevila, M. I. (2016). The Frontier as Masculine Territory: Sam Hawken’s The Dead Women of Juárez in Context. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.02 Abstract Contemporary adventure narratives – from westerns and war

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Crime Fiction: A Global Phenomenon

Author: Bill Phillips, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain Email: billphillips@ub.edu Published: November 30, 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.01 Citation: Phillips, B. (2016). Crime Fiction: A Global Phenomenon. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.5.1.01 Abstract Crime fiction, if you choose to classify it in its broadest sense, has a very long history. Detectives can be found in ancient

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Consumerism and the Possibility of an Authentic Self in Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Author: Burcu Genç, University of Tokyo, Japan Email: burcu.gnc@gmail.com Published: November 2015 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.06 Citation: Genç, B. (2015). Consumerism and the Possibility of an Authentic Self in Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.06 Abstract With reference to Jean Baudrillard’s theory of consumerism embedded in

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The Power of Fiction: The Nameless Book and the Birth of Literary Criticism in Japan

Author: Joseph T. Sorensen, University of California, Davis, United States of America Email: jsorensen@ucdavis.edu Published: November 2015 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.05 Citation: Sorensen, J. T. (2015). The Power of Fiction: The Nameless Book and the Birth of Literary Criticism in Japan. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.05 Abstract The Nameless Book (Mumyōzōshi, ca. 1200) is frequently

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Narratives of the Literary Island: European Poetics of the Social System after 1945

Author: Ioana Andreescu, School for High Studies in Social Sciences, France Email: andreescu_ioana@yahoo.com Published: November 2015 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.04 Citation: Andreescu, I. (2015). Narratives of the Literary Island: European Poetics of the Social System after 1945. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.04 Abstract In European post-war literature, the topos of the island takes centre stage,

“Go and Teach All Nations”: A British Missionary’s Narrative on China in the 1840s

Author: Paul C. Corrigan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Email: Paul.Corrigan@cityu.edu.hk Published: November 2015 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.03 Citation: Corrigan, P. C. (2015). “Go and Teach All Nations”: A British Missionary’s Narrative on China in the 1840s. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.03 Abstract Texts in the genre of travel writing provide description and

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Power in Modernization of Language and Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Modern Japan

Author: Noriyuki Harada, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan Email: nnharada@bd5.so-net.ne.jp Published: November 2015 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.02 Citation: Harada, N. (2015). Power in Modernization of Language and Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Modern Japan. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.02 Abstract In the process of modernization, we can observe in general a shift of the written

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Writing Multicultural America: The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity

Author: A. Robert Lee, Nihon University, Japan (retd.) Email: arobertlee@gol.com Published: November 2015 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.01 Citation: Lee, A. R. (2015). Writing Multicultural America: The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.4.1.01 Abstract America has long and vigorously been taken up with the issue of cultural identity, the one and the

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Terrible Beauty: Aesthetics of Death in Polish and Japanese War Literature

Author: Olga Bogdańska, University of Lodz, Poland Email: olgabogdanska@gmail.com Published: November 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.04 Citation: Bogdańska, O. (2014). Terrible Beauty: Aesthetics of Death in Polish and Japanese War Literature. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.04 Abstract War narration is inseparably linked to the image of death, which is a very sensitive issue. This paper

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How to Create a Legend? An Analysis of Constructed Representations of Ono no Komachi in Japanese Medieval Literature

Author: Karolina Broma-Smenda, University of Warsaw, Poland Email: karolina.broma@gmail.com Published: November 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.03 Citation: Broma-Smenda, K. (2014). How to Create a Legend? An Analysis of Constructed Representations of Ono no Komachi in Japanese Medieval Literature. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.03 Abstract Although the historical figure known to us as Ono no Komachi

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Conflict and Transformation

Author: Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales, Australia Email: b.ashcroft@unsw.edu.au Published: November 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.02 Citation: Ashcroft, B. (2014). Conflict and Transformation. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.02 Abstract The Twentieth Century was the most violent in history and prepared the way for the conflict with which this century has already been marked.

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How Should We Read Literature from a Certain Area from the Viewpoints of Other Language-Speaking Areas?

Author: Akiyoshi Suzuki, Nagasaki University, Japan Email: suzu-a@nagasaki-u.ac.jp Published: November 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.01 Citation: Suzuki, A. (2014). How Should We Read Literature from a Certain Area from the Viewpoints of Other Language-Speaking Areas? IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.3.1.01 Abstract The concept of “world literature” can be viewed as insisting on returning to reading

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From Russia to Eridanus: The Taoist Psychogeographic Ecosphere of Malcolm Lowry

Author: Nigel H. Foxcroft, Tamagawa University, Japan Email: N.H.Foxcroft@brighton.ac.uk Published: September 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.04 Citation: Foxcroft, N. H. (2013). From Russia to Eridanus: The Taoist Psychogeographic Ecosphere of Malcolm Lowry. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.04 Abstract In tracing the evolution of the cosmic consciousness of Malcolm Lowry (1909–57), a prominent English Modernist novelist