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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, and poetry. 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 Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1928
Association des écrivains de langue française / Paris, France / Est. 1926
International Institute of Ibero-American Literature / Pittsburgh PA, USA / Est. 1938
International Association for the Study of the Italian Language and Literature / Philadelphia PA, USA / Est. 1950
International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism / Ningbo, China / Est. 2012
International Association for Scandinavian Studies / Vilnius, Lithuania / Est. 1962
International Association of Literary Semantics / Canterbury, UK / Est. 1990
International Society for Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature / Salzburg, Austria / Est. 2002
European Association for Modern Arabic Literature / Naples, Italy
Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association / Melbourne VIC, Australia / Est. 1950
Nordic Association for Comparative Literature
European Society of Comparative Literature / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2001
European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres / Macerata, Italy / Est. 2011
Adjudicating Committee for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1961
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1982
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
International Congress of Americanists / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1875
WHO South-East Asia Region Health Literature, Library and Information Services Network / Delhi, India / Est. 1980
Swedenborg Foundation / Est. 1849
International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1886
Hindemith Foundation / Blonay, Switzerland / Est. 1968
Academia Latinitati Fovendae / Rome, Italy / Est. 1966
Open Access Publishing in European Networks / Est. 2009
International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 1993
Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1980
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
Smithsonian Institution / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1846
Modern Greek Studies Association / Gainesville FL, USA / Est. 1968
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
Southern African Literature Society / Est. 1981
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

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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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