Thursday, March 6, 2014

LibEuro 2014 - The Inaugural European Conference on Literature and Librarianship

2014 Conference Theme: "Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy"

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Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on Literature and Librarianship, to be held from July 17-20, 2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton, in the United Kingdom.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the UK, explore Brighton, London and the South-East of England, join a global academic community...

LibrEuro 2014 is not only an academic conference, but also offers a number of talks, workshops, and readings of original works, in the context of an exciting long weekend of interdisciplinary and intercultural discussion. The European Conference on Literature and Librarianship, or LibEuro is the sister conference to the established Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship (LibrAsia), and will build on the conversations and partnerships that have developed over the past few years, with this inaugural event in the UK.

The UK has one of the word's longest and richest literary traditions stretching back well over a thousand years. As the country of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Bacon, Milton, Swift, Burns, Blake, Byron, Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Wells, Barrie, Stoker, Doyle, Carroll, Hardy, Kipling, Huxley, Woolf, Auden, Thomas, Lawrence, Christie, Tolkien, Orwell, Lessing, Greene, Dahl, Ishiguro, McEwan, and Rowling (to name a few), it is an ideal place to bring together academics, writers, and librarians to celebrate, debate, and explore their common passion.

We hope that this year's conference theme will inspire a wide variety of avenues of research, and look forward to a lively exchange of ideas in the summer. We look forward to seeing you at LibEuro2014!

Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
Order of the Sacred Treasure
M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.
IAFOR International Advisory Board Chair and Conference Chair

2014 Conference Theme: "Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy"

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

IAFOR Global University and Institutional Alliance â �Working Together

IAFOR works with our university partners to nurture and encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research. We work with senior administrators and professors in our partner institutions to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. The global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world's foremost institutions of learning.


Publishing Opportunities: 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 reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference. For more information about the IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship and other journals, please see the journal page found under the "Research" tab on the website:

International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The European Conference on Literature and Librarianship is organized as part of a month long series of academic events in the UK organized by IAFOR. Those attending LibEuro will have the opportunity of attending several other conferences held in parallel for no extra charge:
EuroMedia2014 â �The Inaugural European Conference on Media and Mass Communication
EuroFilm2014 â �The Inaugural European Conference on Film and Documentary
ECAH2014 â �The Second European Conference on Arts and Humanities

The 2014 conference theme is "Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy" 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:


Literature: African Literature
Literature: Ancient and 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 and 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

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