[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2013

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"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 dialogue.

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 religious and secular, and of course the conference theme of "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation" in Literature.
We hope you can join us in Osaka in 2013!


Literature: African Literature
Literature: Ancient & Classical Literature
Literature: Anglo-American Literature
Literature: Arabic/Middle Eastern Literature
Literature: Asian Literature
Literature: Children's and Young Adult Literature
Literature: Comparative Literature
Literature: European Literature
Literature: Folktales, Myths and Legends
Literature: Historical and Political Literature
Literature: Indigenous People's/Ethnic Literatures & Minority Discourses
Literature: Latin American Literature
Literature: Literary Criticism and Theory
Literature: Literary Practice
Literature: Literary Translation and Translatology
Literature: Literature and Film
Literature: Literature, Language and Identity
Literature: Literature and Religion
Literature: Poetry
Literature: Manuscriptology, Textual and Genetic Criticism
Literature: Memoir and Autobiography
Literature: Teaching Literature
Literature: Travel Writing
Literature: Theatre and Drama


Librarianship: Cataloging and Classification
Librarianship: Censorship, Ownership and Intellectual Property
Librarianship: Library Research and Development
Librarianship: Protecting and Preserving Librarianship: 21st Century Problems and Solutions


Who can submit?
Anyone may submit a haiku to this open competition.

What style of haiku do the judges prefer; traditional or modern?
The judges will consider each poem on its individual merits, and make no distinction between traditional and modern haiku.

How many submissions may I make?
We ask that you submit only one haiku.

Can I submit a haiku that has already been published before or that is already in circulation?
We ask that the haiku you submit not be already published or in circulation.

In which language may I submit a haiku?
The language of the competition is English.

How can I submit?
Please send your submission by email to librasia@iafor.org with 'Haiku competition' in the subject heading. Please remember to include your name, address and contact details.

What is the deadline for submission?
All entries must be received by the deadline of March 1, 2013.

Who will judge my haiku?
The jury will be headed by His Excellency Dr Drago Stambuk, Croatian Ambassador to Brazil, and noted poet.

When and where will the results be announced?
The winner of the 3rd Vladimir Devide Award and the runner up prize will be formally announced at the LibrAsia conference in April 2013, and thereafter published on the conference website.

What are the prizes?
The winner and runners up, as well as those receiving commendation from the jury, will be published as a limited edition monograph. The winner and one runner up will receive a book of poetry, and if present in Osaka at the time of the conference, will be invited to the conference to receive their prize.