The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2015

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The International Academic Forum
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship, to be held from April 2-5, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

2015 Conference Theme: "Power: Text and Context"

Literary power can be seen in books about power; moreover the act of reading itself can be seen as an act that grants power to the reader. Similarly, interpretation is an act of power over the text, while theories of interpretation hold power over the intellect and imagination of the reader. Those who teach, research and curate texts also exercise power, though how this power is wielded is colored by perceptions of those within and without academia. For students, the literature teacher is a figure of power who gets to select what is read and studied, as well as how it is read and studied. Streams include:

Ancient & Classical Literature
Anglo-American Literature
Asian Literature
Children's and Young Adult Literature
European Literature
Folktales, Myths and Legends
Latin American Literature
Literary Criticism and Theory
Literary Translation and Translatology
Literature and Film
Manuscriptology, Textual and Genetic Criticism
Memoir and Autobiography
Teaching Literature
Cataloging, classification, and collection management
Library research and development
Library, information literacy, education, and culture
Information architectures, resources, services and promotion
Information retrieval, recommendation and personalization
Archives, museums, record management and information preservation
Publishing, electronic publishing and bibliometrics
Digital media, social media and libraries
E-learning, M-learning, learning objects, content, platforms and tools
Digital humanities, literature and culture
Emerging technologies for information organizations, such as but not limited to Web, mobile, cloud, machine intelligence and big data
Censorship, ownership and intellectual property

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by December 1 2014.