Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

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

Author: Ka Yan Lam Email: [email protected] 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: fred[email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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

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New Directions in English-Language Haiku: An Overview and Assessment

Author: Philip Rowland, Tamagawa University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: September 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.03 Citation: Rowland, P. (2013). New Directions in English-language Haiku: An Overview and Assessment. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.03 Abstract This paper gives an overview of innovations in English-language haiku over the past decade or so, focusing on American haiku in

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Coming Home to Modern Japan. An Orphic Dialogue between Japan and the West in Murakami Haruki’s Norwegian Wood

Author: Emiel Nachtegael, Akita International University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: September 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.02 Citation: Nachtegael, E. (2013). Coming Home to Modern Japan. An Orphic Dialogue between Japan and the West in Murakami Haruki’s Norwegian Wood. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.2.2.02 Abstract This article addresses the debate on the “Japanese identity” of Norwegian

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

Author: Mark Williams, Akita International University, Japan Email: [email protected] 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.