LINGUIST List 23.5064

Tue Dec 04 2012

Calls: Linguistics & Literature, Discourse Analysis, Translation/Japan

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 03-Dec-2012
From: Melissa Choi <>
Subject: Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2013
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Full Title: Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2013 Short Title: LibrAsia 2013
Date: 04-Apr-2013 - 07-Apr-2013 Location: Osaka, Japan Contact Person: Kiyoshi Mana
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Translation

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community.

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the 3rd Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship, to be held April 4-7, 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Conference 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 an 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.

The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B Picken

LibrAsia/ACAH 2013 Conference Chair
Order of the Sacred Treasure, B.D., Ph.D., F.R.A.S.
Chairman, Japan Society of Scotland
Chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board

2nd Call for Papers:

The 2013 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, view our website:

Submissions will be organized into the following streams:


Literature: African LiteratureLiterature: Ancient & Classical LiteratureLiterature: Anglo-American LiteratureLiterature: Arabic/Middle Eastern LiteratureLiterature: Asian LiteratureLiterature: Children’s and Young Adult LiteratureLiterature: Comparative LiteratureLiterature: European LiteratureLiterature: Folktales, Myths and LegendsLiterature: Historical and Political LiteratureLiterature: Indigenous People’s/Ethnic Literatures & Minority DiscoursesLiterature: Latin American LiteratureLiterature: Literary Criticism and TheoryLiterature: Literary PracticeLiterature: Literary Translation and TranslatologyLiterature: Literature and FilmLiterature: Literature, Language and IdentityLiterature: Literature and ReligionLiterature: PoetryLiterature: Manuscriptology, Textual and Genetic CriticismLiterature: Memoir and AutobiographyLiterature: Teaching LiteratureLiterature: Travel WritingLiterature: Theatre and Drama


Librarianship: Cataloging and ClassificationLibrarianship: Censorship, Ownership and Intellectual PropertyLibrarianship: Library Research and DevelopmentLibrarianship: Protecting and Preserving Librarianship: 21st Century Problems and Solutions

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 1, 2013
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks of submission
Deadline for submission of full papers: May 1, 2013
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: March 15, 2013
Conference programme published online: March 21, 2013
LibrAsia conference: April 4-7, 2013

Page Updated: 04-Dec-2012