Welcome to Volume 12 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 12 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions on the theme of “World Fairy Tales and Folklore”.

This is the seventh issue of the journal I have edited (the 20th for IAFOR journals), this time, with the precious help of our new Co-Editor, Dr Alyson Miller (Deakin University, Australia), and our two Associate Editors, Dr Murielle El Hajj (Lusail University, Qatar) and Dr Fernando Darío González Grueso (Tamkang University, Taiwan).

This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions on the theme of “World Fairy Tales and Folklore”.

We are now 32 teachers and scholars from various countries, always eager to help, and willing to review the submissions we receive. Many thanks to the IAFOR Publications Office and its manager, Nick Potts, for his support.

We hope our journal, indexed in Scopus since December 2019, will become more international in time and we still welcome teachers and scholars from all regions of the world who wish to join us. Please join us on Academia and LinkedIn to 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 four to six members of our team, resulting in eight being accepted for this issue.

Please note that we accept submissions of short original essays and articles (1,500 to 2,500 words at the time of submission, NOT including tables, figures and references) that are peer-reviewed by several members of our team like regular research papers.

Please see the journal website for the latest information and to read past issues: https://iafor.org/journal/iafor-journal-of-literature-and-librarianship. Issues are freely available to read online, and free of publication fees for authors.

Special thanks to Ms Jessie Chen (陳柔瑩), one of my former students in Taichung, who made several drawings of The Little Prince and offered us the right to publish them in this themed issue.

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

Best regards,

Bernard Montoneri
Chief Editor, IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship
Email: publications@iafor.org


The Monstrous Feminine: Politics of Gender and Fear in the Adaptation of “Tejeemola” in Kothanodi
Sruthi B Guptha, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Sandhya V, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

Understanding Eco-Sustainability through Lotha Naga Folktales: Analyzing Jasmine Patton’s A Girl Swallowed by a Tree
Panchali Bhattacharya, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), India

Short article –
A Treatise on the Unpublished Manuscript of The Little Prince Discovered in 2012
Bernard Montoneri, Independent Researcher, Taiwan

Perception through the Personified: A Study of Children’s Folklore from Bihar, India
Mallika Tosha, Delhi Technological University, India
Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi, Delhi Technological University, India

Trauma and Fairy Tales in Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura
Yevheniia Prasol, Nagasaki University, Japan

Archetypal Analysis of H. C. Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling: Turning a Loser into a Winner
Anna Toom, Touro University, USA

Short article –
Niabai, the Weaver: Omitting More Than Just Violence
Widjati Hartiningtyas, Independent Researcher, Indonesia

Rabbit, Rabbit: Analysing the Hare/Rabbit Characters in Ukrainian and English Fairy Tales
Iryna Morozova, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
Olena Pozharytska, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine

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