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 with the precious help of our Co-Editor, Dr Rachel Franks (University of Newcastle/ University of Sydney, Australia), and our two Associate Editors, Dr Jeri Kroll (Flinders University, Australia) and Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas (Lusail University, Qatar) whom I thank graciously for giving their time freely in the production of this issue.

Our team is growing fast. We are now 47 teachers and scholars from many countries, always eager to help, and willing to review the submissions we receive. Special thanks to the IAFOR Publications Office and its manager, Mr Nick Potts, as well as the IAFOR Journals Administrator, Ruth Mund, for their support and hard work.

We hope our journal, indexed in Scopus since December 2019, will become more international in time and we still welcome teachers and scholars from various regions of the world who wish to join us. Please join us on Academia.edu and help us promote our journal.

Finally, we would like to thank all those authors who entrusted our journal with their research. Manuscripts, once passing initial screening, were peer-reviewed anonymously by at least four members of our team, resulting in seven being accepted for this issue (five regular articles and two short articles).

Please see the journal website for the latest information and to read past issues. All issues are freely available to read online, and the journal is free of publication fees for authors.

With this wealth of thought-provoking manuscripts in this issue, I wish you a wonderful and educative journey through the pages that follow.

Bernard Montoneri
IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship


Plastic (in) Paradise: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest
Michaela Keck, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Short article –
Developing a Model of Indian Women Library Association to Support Open Access Environment in Academic Libraries in India
Ritu Nagpal, O P Jindal Global University, India
N. Radhakrishnan, Periyar University, India

A Reading of Philip Roth’s Everyman as a Postmodern Parody
Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Majeed U. Jadwe, University of Anbar, Iraq

Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians
Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Faith O. Mesagan, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Characters’ Pilgrimage from the Canon to Fanfiction: A Gestalt Approach
Iryna Morozova, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
Olena Pozharytska, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine

Short article –
Novels of Martin Amis: A Review of the Critical Reception
Sukanta Sanyal, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, India
Tanutrushna Panigrahi, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, India
Lipika Das, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, India

Mapping Spaces, Identities, and Ideologies in The Parisian (2019)
Fadwa Kamal Abdel Rahman, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Narges Montakhabi Bakhtvar, Islamic Azad University (Central Tehran Branch), Iran