Now Published: Volume 11 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 11 – Issue 1
Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan
Co-Editor: Alyson Miller, Deakin University, Australia
Published: October 28, 2020
ISSN: 2187-0608

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the Editor-in-Chief to introduce Volume 11 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 the sixth issue of the journal under my editorship, 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). I would like to offer my sincere thanks for all their hard work in putting the issue together.

We are now 33 teachers and scholars from various 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, 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 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 at least 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 (800 to 2000 words) that are peer-reviewed by several members of our team, like regular research papers. Authors are welcome to submit a paper for our May 2023 Themed Issue (World Fairy Tales and Folklore).

Please see the journal website for the latest information and to read past issues: Issues are freely available to read online, and 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.

Best regards,

Bernard Montoneri
Editor: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

[email protected]


Confronting Coming of Age and War in Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Xinnia Ejaz, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan

DLSU Libraries’ Collection Assessment about Philippine Languages Collection and Collection Mapping of Filipino Reference List
Rosendo S. Rama, Jr., De La Salle University, Philippines
Kelvin B. Samson, De La Salle University, Philippines
Vivian C. Soriente, De La Salle University, Philippines

Reframing the Pillars of Power: The Incarnation of Language and Pleasure in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale
Younes Poorghorban, University of Kurdistan, Iran
Ali Ghaderi, Razi University, Iran

John Maxwell Coetzee’s Disgrace: A Covert Narrative of the Transition in South Africa
Khadidiatou Diallo, University Gaston Berger, Senegal

Navigating the Antiheroine’s Internalised Misogyny: Transformative Female Friendship in Cat’s Eye and The Robber Bride
Eleanore Gardner, Deakin University, Australia

The Early Phase of Japanese Literature in Bangla in Periodicals
Tiasha Chakma, Islamic University, Bangladesh

Followership Complicity in Insecurity in Nigeria: A Case in Femi Osofisan’s Aringindin and the Nightwatchmen
Oyewumi Olatoye Agunbiade, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

Migration and Oil-Centric Life: A Study on Ghassan Kanafani’s Men in the Sun
Jeyasiba Ponmani Sami, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, India
Narasingaram Jayashree, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, India


2023 Publication Timeline & Themed Issue

Volume 12 Issue 1 – Themed Issue: World Fairy Tales and Folklore

Submissions open: Sunday January 4, 2023
Submissions close:
Friday February 1 (9am JST), 2023
Target Publication
: May 31, 2023

Aims & Scope:

Please only submit short or regular papers related to the themed issue (children and young adult literature, not librarianship). Contributors may discuss literature and comparative literature on the folklore and fairy tales of the world, comment upon one fable, folk story or fairy tale, compare two or more stories, analyze the work of one author, or compare two authors.

Welcomed contributions might include:

  • real science of fairy tales;
  • science fiction fairy tales;
  • local folklore and fables;
  • influence of mythology on fables and tales;
  • tales featuring folklore, fantasy, and mythology;
  • fantasy/science fiction with a fairy tale twist;
  • warnings, conformity and resistance in fables and tales;
  • depressing and tragic ancient tales versus their “happily ever after” modern adaptations and so forth.

Please note: We do not accept poems, original tales written by contributors, interviews and book reviews, only academic papers on juvenile literature.

Volume 12 Issue 2 (regular issue)
Submissions open
: Friday June 2, 2023
Submissions close:
Wednesday August 2 (9am JST), 2023
Target Publication
: November 24, 2023

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