It is our great pleasure and my personal honor as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 9 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 already my third issue of the journal, and once more, this is done 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 (Qatar University, Qatar).
Our team is growing fast. We are now 50 scholars from many countries, that are always eager to help despite their busy schedules, and willing to review the submissions we receive. I’d like to offer special thanks to the IAFOR Publications Office and its manager, Nick Potts, for his 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.
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.
In this issue, for the first time, we opened a space for submissions of short original essays and articles (800 to 2000 words) that were peer-reviewed by several members of our team, like regular research papers. One short article was accepted for publication in this issue.
Please see the journal website for the latest information and to read past issues: https://iafor.org/journal/iafor-journal-of-literature-and-librarianship/. Our latest issue is now freely available to read online and 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.
2020 has been very difficult and quite tragic in many parts of the world, we would like to wish everybody, and notably all our members and all our readers, great health and safety through these challenging times.
IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship
Lexical Semantics: Mapping Gender and Cultural Geography in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Speculative Fiction
Anupa Lewis, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Padma Rani, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Revisiting (In)visibility: A Reflexive Study of Two English Translations of Iqbal’s "Shikwa" and "Jawab-i-Shikwa"
Rana Kashif Shakeel, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Maria Farooq Maan, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Leadership Styles, Promotion Opportunities, and Salary as Correlates of Turnover Intentions among Librarians in Nigerian University Libraries
Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Rosemary Odiachi, Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria
Blessing Omoregie, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
How to Employ Nagasaki: Kazuo Ishiguro’s A Pale View of Hills (1982)
Akiyoshi Suzuki, Nagasaki University, Japan
Short article –
One Plus One is Greater than Two: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration for Developing Information Literacy in Higher Educations
William Ko-Wai Tang, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Motion, Change and Discontinuity in David Lodge’s Changing Places (1975)
Issaga Ndiaye, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
Anthroparchic Gynocide/Genocide vs. Capitalist Patriarchy: An Ecofeminist Reading of Zadie Smith’s “Two Men Arrive in a Village”
Babak Ashrafkhani Limoudehi, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Narges Montakhabi Bakhtvar, Islamic Azad University (Central Tehran Branch), Iran