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Literature is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose, fiction, drama, poetry, and including both print and digital writing. In recent centuries, the definition has expanded to include oral literature, much of which has been transcribed. Literature is a method of recording, preserving, and transmitting knowledge and entertainment, and can also have a social, psychological, spiritual, or political role.

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Organizations relating to Literature

International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism / Ningbo, China / Est. 2012
International Association of Literary Semantics / Canterbury, UK / Est. 1990
European Association for Modern Arabic Literature / Naples, Italy
European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres / Macerata, Italy / Est. 2011
Adjudicating Committee for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1961
International Arthurian Society / Perth WA, Australia / Est. 1948
International Reynard Society / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1975
Nordic Association for China Studies / Turku, Finland / Est. 1991
Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature / Delhi, India / Est. 1975
WHO South-East Asia Region Health Literature, Library and Information Services Network / Delhi, India / Est. 1980
Swedenborg Foundation / West Chester PA, USA / Est. 1849
International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1886
Academia Latinitati Fovendae / Rome, Italy / Est. 1966
Open Access Publishing in European Networks / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 2009
J Paul Getty Trust / Los Angeles CA, USA / Est. 1953
Institute for the Study of English in Africa / Grahamstown, South Africa / Est. 1964
Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities / Hamden CT, USA
African Literature Association / Geneva NY, USA / Est. 1974
International A S Pushkin Foundation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
United Society for Christian Literature / London, UK / Est. 1799
International Institute for Children's Literature, Osaka / Osaka, Japan / Est. 1984
Institute for the Study of the Americas / London, UK / Est. 2004
International Marie de France Society / Lafayette LA, USA / Est. 1992
International Institute for Digital Humanities / Tokyo, Japan
International Committee on Christian Literature for Africa
Arab Association for Comparative Literature
West African Modern Language and Literature Association / Est. 1975
Association internationale des langues et littératures slaves
centerNet / Est. 2007
Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures / Est. 1993
South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies / Apia, Samoa / Est. 1975
Writers International and Friends of Literature and Culture Association / Haifa, Israel / Est. 1999
International Society for Phenomenology and Literature / Hanover NH, USA / Est. 1975
ICOM International Committee for Literary Museums / Rietz-Neuendorf, Germany / Est. 1977
International Machaut Society / Oberlin OH, USA / Est. 1985
Powys Society / Taunton, UK / Est. 1967
Harvard-Yenching Institute / Cambridge MA, USA / Est. 1928
Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies / Philadelphia PA, USA / Est. 1976
Institutt for Nordistikk og Litteraturvitenskap / Trondheim, Norway
Irish Texts Society / London, UK / Est. 1898
Emily Dickinson International Society / Clermont-Ferrand, France / Est. 1988
Australasian Association for Literature / Macquarie NSW, Australia
Global Liberal Arts Alliance / Ann Arbor MI, USA / Est. 2009
Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes and Detailed Regulations / Est. 1969
Treaty Respecting Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property / Est. 1901
Agreement on Literary and Artistic Property / Est. 1911
Convention on Patents of Invention, Drawings and Industrial Models, Trademarks, and Literary and Artistic Property / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1906
Revision of the Convention of Buenos Aires on the Protection of Literary and Artistic Copyright / Est. 1928
Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes, 1952 / Est. 1952
Inter-American Convention on the Rights of the Author in Literary, Scientific, and Artistic Works / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1946

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World Problems relating to Literature

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Avoidance of copyright
Racial bias in children's literature
Book censorship
Uneconomic publishing markets for minority languages

Action Strategies relating to Literature

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing literary criticism
Developing networked documentation services in social sciences
Maintaining library
Promoting study of social sciences
Producing christian literature
Using information technology in humanities
Using transforming literature
Recreating meaningful literature
Surveying sanskrit literature
Clarifying artful humanities
Disseminating theosophical literature
Devising attractive global literature
Reducing sexist literary language
Authorizing literary
Distributing Islamic literature
Teaching foreign languages
Teaching foreign languages and literature
Stamping out immoral literature
Strengthening science and technology information capacity
Operating underground press

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