The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship, to be held from April 4-7 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Special Theme: "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation"
As the country that gave the world the novel one thousand
years ago, and subsequently haiku and manga, Japan's long and
rich literary history make it an ideal place to bring
together academics, writers, and librarians to celebrate,
debate, and explore their common passion. The aim of
this International Conference is to encourage academics,
scholars and practitioners representing a exciting
diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and
exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful
LibrAsia 2013 is not only an academic conference, but will again this year offer a number of talks, workshops, and readings of original works, in the context of an exciting long weekend of interdisciplinary and intercultural discussion. The Land of the Rising Sun offers an amazing juxtaposition of cultures, of east and west, of religiousand secular, and of course the conference theme of "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation" in Literature.
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally peer-reviewed IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship, edited by Dr Melissa Kennedy (University of Vienna, Austria) & Dr Tom French (Ritsumeikan University, Japan).
ACAH 2013 Sister Conference
The Third Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship
will be held alongside the
Fourth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities.
Registrants for either conference will allow attendees
the option of attending sessions in the other.
Submissions will be organized into the following streams:
- African Literature
- Ancient & Classical Literature
- Anglo-American Literature
- Arabic/Middle Eastern Literature
- Asian Literature
- Children's and Young Adult Literature
- Comparative Literature
- European Literature
- Folktales, Myths and Legends
- Historical and Political Literature
- Indigenous People's/Ethnic Literatures & Minority Discourses
- Latin American Literature
- Literary Criticism and Theory
- Literary Practice
- Literary Translation and Translatology
- Literature and Film
- Literature, Language and Identity
- Literature and Religion
- Manuscriptology, Textual and Genetic Criticism
- Memoir and Autobiography
- Teaching Literature
- Travel Writing
- Theatre and Drama
- Cataloging and Classification
- Censorship, Ownership and Intellectual Property
- Library Research and Development
- Protecting and Preserving Librarianship: 21st Century Problems and Solutions