4th Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship (LibrAsia) 2014

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  • The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum (IAFOR) in con­junc­tion with its global uni­ver­sity part­ners is proud to announce the Fourth Asian Lit­er­a­ture and Librar­i­an­ship, to be held from April 3 – 6 2014 at the Rihga Royal Hotel and The Osaka Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, Osaka, Japan.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    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 an excit­ing diver­sity of coun­tries, cul­tures, and reli­gions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encour­ag­ing respect­ful dialogue.

    Indi­vid­ual, Com­mu­nity & Soci­ety: Con­flict, Res­o­lu­tion & Syn­ergy

    Con­flict is an inte­gral part of the human con­di­tion. The uni­ver­sal strug­gle between our per­sonal selves — who we are as unique, sep­a­rate and dif­fer­ent from oth­ers, with our spe­cific blend of expe­ri­ences, abil­i­ties, atti­tudes, aspi­ra­tions, needs and wants — and our social selves, intri­cately con­nected to, and inter­de­pen­dent on, oth­ers and our loved ones, our friends and favored groups, our com­mu­ni­ties and cul­tures — leads inevitably to inter­nal as well as inter­per­sonal conflict.

    Con­flict among our com­mu­ni­ties and soci­eties is also nat­ural, given that these groups are founded on com­mon­al­ity of geog­ra­phy, val­ues, atti­tudes, beliefs, aspi­ra­tions and dif­fer­en­ti­ated from oth­ers based on these. Diver­sity, how­ever, though it may lead to con­flict, plays an impor­tant role in the flour­ish­ing of com­mu­ni­ties and soci­eties. One of the chal­lenges of mod­ern soci­ety is har­ness­ing the syn­ergy that emerges from the inter­ac­tion of these differences.

    Lit­er­a­ture, and the Arts and Human­i­ties have long fed off these dif­fer­ences and fric­tions to try and make sense of con­flicts through explo­ration of ideas, words, and artis­tic expres­sion. With the intro­duc­tion of the wide-​ranging 2014 con­fer­ence theme, the orga­niz­ers hope to encour­age and inspire excit­ing new research avenues, as well as fos­ter aca­d­e­mic and per­sonal encoun­ters, exchanges and syn­er­gies across national, reli­gious, cul­tural and dis­ci­pli­nary divides.

    LibrA­sia 2014 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.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    The 2014 con­fer­ence theme is “Con­nect­ed­ness, Iden­tity and Alien­ation” in lit­er­a­ture, and the orga­niz­ers encour­age sub­mis­sions that approach this uni­fy­ing sub­ject from a vari­ety of perspectives.

    How­ever, the sub­mis­sion of other top­ics for con­sid­er­a­tion is wel­come and we also encour­age ses­sions within and across a vari­ety of inter/​disciplinary and the­o­ret­i­cal per­spec­tives. For more details about sub­mit­ting an abstract, please scroll down the page. 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
    • Poetry
    • 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

    Pub­li­ca­tion Opportunity

    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.

    ACAH 2014 Sis­ter Conference

    The Fourth Asian Con­fer­ence on Lit­er­a­ture & Librar­i­an­ship will be held along­side the Fifth Asian Con­fer­ence on Arts and Human­i­ties. Reg­is­trants for either con­fer­ence will allow atten­dees the option of attend­ing ses­sions in the other.

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