Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

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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) 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 feedback and

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

Author: Majed Al-Lehaibi, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia Email: mallehaibi@jazanu.edu.sa 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

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School and Schooling, and the Boundaries of the Human in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

Author: Nurit Buchweitz, Beit Berl College, Israel Email: nuritb@beitberl.ac.il Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.07 Citation: Buchweitz, N. (2020). School and Schooling, and the Boundaries of the Human in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.07 Abstract Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel Never Let Me Go presents an alternative history in

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Centre That Holds: An Inquiry into the Model of Peace and Protection in T.S. Eliot’s Selected Ariel Poems

Author: Kongkona Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology, India Email: shailajadutta@gmail.com Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.06 Citation: Duta, K. (2020). Centre That Holds: An Inquiry into the Model of Peace and Protection in T.S. Eliot’s Selected Ariel Poems. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.06 Abstract As a poet, philosopher and social commentator of the

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Legally Bound: Advancing the Competencies of Academic Law Librarians in the Philippines

Authors: Willian S. A. Frias, De La Salle University, Philippines Kriezel Joy R. Daria, University of the Philippines, Philippines Email: willian.frias@dlsu.edu.ph Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.05 Citation: Frias, W. S. A., & Daria, K. J. R. (2020). Legally Bound: Advancing the Competencies of Academic Law Librarians in the Philippines. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship,

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Investigation into the Challenges Associated with the Delivery of Library Services on Mobile Technology Platform

Authors: Ebenezer Acheampong, University of Cape Coast, Ghana De-Graft Johnson Dei, University of Ghana, Legon Email: ebenezer.acheampong@ucc.edu.gh Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.04 Citation: Acheampong, E., & De-Graft, J. D. (2020). Investigation into the Challenges Associated with the Delivery of Library Services on Mobile Technology Platform. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.04 Abstract Challenges

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The System of Gaps and Alerting the Reader in Modern Arabic Literature

Authors: Mohammad Hamad, Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Israel Mahmoud Kabha, Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Israel Email: hamadm33@gmail.com Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.03 Citation: Hamad, M., & Kabha, M. (2020). The System of Gaps and Alerting the Reader in Modern Arabic Literature. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.03 Abstract This article discusses

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Wrestling with the Angel: Maurice Dantec, God, and Deleuze

Author: Gilles Boileau, Tamkang University, Taiwan Email: boileau@mail.tku.edu.tw Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.02 Citation: Boileau, G. (2020). Wrestling with the Angel: Maurice Dantec, God, and Deleuze. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.02 Abstract Maurice Dantec (1959-2016), Canadian-French novelist, was a cyberpunk author with a strong interest in Science, Christian theology and the philosophy

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Sustainable Preservation of Lanna Palm Leaf Manuscripts Based on Community Participation

Author: Piyapat Jarusawat, Chiang Mai University, Thailand Email: p.jarusawat@gmail.com Published: July 27, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.01 Citation: Jarusawat, P. (2020). Sustainable Preservation of Lanna Palm Leaf Manuscripts Based on Community Participation. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1.01 Abstract Palm leaf manuscripts (PLMs), with their strong bond to Buddhism, are one invaluable symbol of the Lanna

Night with her Train of Stars, 1912, Birmingham Museums Trust, IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship

Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the Editor-in-Chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received though open submissions directly to our journal. This is the second issue under my editorship, this time with the precious help

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle / University of Sydney, Australia Published: July 27, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.1 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor-in-Chief Articles

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Creation, Creator and Causality: Perspectives from Purānic Genre of Hindu Literature

Authors: Sivaram Sivasubramanian, Jain (deemed-to-be-university), India Rajani Jairam, Jain (deemed-to-be-university), India Email: sivr.sss30@gmail.com Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.08 Citation: Sivasubramanian, S., & Jairam, R. (2019). Creation, Creator and Causality: Perspectives from Purānic Genre of Hindu Literature. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.08 Abstract Inspirited by a growing recognition of the need for an

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Symphony of the Oppressed: Intertextuality and Social Realism in Osundare and Sow Fall’s Aesthetics

Author: Jamiu Adekunle Olowonmi, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo, Oyo state, Nigeria Email: adeolowonmi@gmail.com Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.07 Citation: Olowonmi, J. A. (2019). Symphony of the Oppressed: Intertextuality and Social Realism in Osundare and Sow Fall’s Aesthetics. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.07 Abstract Among many social theorists and development strategists

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Urban Malaise: Women and the Discourse of Desire in Pan Xiangli’s Shanghai

Author: Giulia Rampolla, University of Naples L’Orientale and University of International Studies in Rome (UNINT), Italy Email: rampolla.giulia@gmail.com Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.06 Citation: Rampolla, G. (2019). Urban Malaise: Women and the Discourse of Desire in Pan Xiangli’s Shanghai. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.06 Abstract This paper deals with the portrayal of

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Subverting the Traditional Elements of Drama in Henry James’s Fiction: Upturning the Spectacle and Boosting the Female Acting

Author: Nodhar Hammami Ben Fradj, University of Kairouan, Tunisia Email: nodharhammami@yahoo.com Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.05 Citation: Fradj, N. H. B. (2019). Subverting the Traditional Elements of Drama in Henry James’s Fiction: Upturning the Spectacle and Boosting the Female Acting. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.05 Abstract The present paper attempts to reveal

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Hindi Haiku: A Study of Shifts in Moods

Author: Mallika Tosha, Delhi Technological University, India Email: mallikanatyam@gmail.com Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.04 Citation: Tosha, M. (2019). Hindi Haiku: A Study of Shifts in Moods. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.04 Abstract Making a grand breakthrough in the eighth century, Japanese poetry remains one of the earliest boons for the world of

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The Politics of Space and Heterotopia in the Works of W. G. Sebald

Author: Richa Gupta, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, India Email: rcha.gupta@gmail.com Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.03 Citation: Gupta, R. (2019). The Politics of Space and Heterotopia in the Works of W. G. Sebald. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.03 Abstract This paper will attempt to read how history and space are informed

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Riding the Centaur Metaphor from Past to Present: Myth, Constellation and Non-gendered Hybrid

Author: Jeri Kroll, Flinders University, Australia Email: jeri.kroll@flinders.edu.au Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.02 Citation: Kroll, J. (2019). Riding the Centaur Metaphor from Past to Present: Myth, Constellation and Non-gendered Hybrid. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.02 Abstract Tracking the ancient centaur as myth and metaphor through cultural history to the twenty-first century reveals

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Negotiating Identity: Sexuality and Gender in Olumide Popoola’s When We Speak of Nothing (2017)

Author: Nurayn Fola Alimi, University of Lagos, Nigeria Email: fnurayn@unilag.edu.ng Published: December 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.01 Citation: Alimi, N. F. (2019). Negotiating Identity: Sexuality and Gender in Olumide Popoola’s When We Speak of Nothing (2017). IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1.01 Abstract “Sexuality” and “gender” are two cultural indexes regarded by gender and culture

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 8 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 8 – Issue 1 Editor: Bernard Montoneri, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan Published: December 24, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.8.1 Articles Negotiating Identity: Sexuality and Gender in Olumide Popoola’s When We Speak of Nothing (2017) Nurayn Fola Alimi Riding the Centaur Metaphor from Past to Present: Myth, Constellation and

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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