Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CFP:The Second Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2012

Librasia 2012 - The Second Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2012
6 to 8 April 2012
Osaka, Japan

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 religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, LibrAsia 2012 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

LibrAsia 2012 is not only an academic conference, but will again this year offer a number of talks, workshops, and readings of original works, in 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 of the “Exchanges and Encounters” of the conference theme.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 1 2011
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: December 15 2011
Deadline for submission of full papers: May 1 2012
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: March 15 2012
Conference Programme Published Online: March 25 2012
Librasia Conference: April 6-8 2012

Enquiries: librasia@iafor.org
Web address: http://librasia.iafor.org/
Sponsored by: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)