It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 12 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions directly to our journal.
This is the eighth issue of the journal under my editorship (the 21st 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).
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, Mr Nick Potts, for his support and hard work.
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.
With this wealth of thought-provoking manuscripts in this issue, I wish you a wonderful and educative journey through the pages that follow.
IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship
Disemboweled Tradition in Seishi Yokomizo’s The Honjin Murders (1946)
Xinnia Ejaz, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
A Widow’s Diet: Negotiating Politics of Food and Widowhood in The Anger of Aubergine
Rajbir Samal, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Binod Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Coronavirus: A Literary Perspective from the Arab World
Manal Almehaidly, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Cultural Implications of Nature and Eco-Consciousness in Select 21st Century Indian Retellings of the Mahabharata
Rashmita Devi, Rajiv Gandhi University, India
Prachand Narayan Piraji, Rajiv Gandhi University, India
Short article –
Apotheosizing Rain: An Eco-Critical Reading of Select Indian Folktales
Deborah Ann P., Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India
Stephen Foster Davis, Scott Christian College, India
The Death of Fanny Godwin in Helen Edmundson’s Mary Shelley
Jessica Zhu, Dulwich College Suzhou, China
The Quest for Ultimate Truth in Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s “In a Grove”
Eugenia Prasol, Nagasaki University, Japan
Awareness and Utilization of E-Resources to Support Academic and Research Activities
Shahzadi Humbhi, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
Shabbir Tareen, Law & Parliamentary Affairs Department Balochistan, Pakistan
Abdul Raheem, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
Alia Humbhi, Government Inter College Match Balochistan, Pakistan