British and American Language and Culture

OKUMURA Yuzuru, Professor
Areas of postgraduate supervision are: late Middle English dialectology and mediaeval manuscript studies.
Keywords: late Middle English, dialect, manuscript, scribe


TSUNEKAWA Masami, Professor
I am engaged in research on the writings of E.M. Forster with a strong interest in the act of reading and the social concerns reflected therein.
Keywords: E. M. Forster, British Literature, Great Britain


YUKI Shiro, Associate Professor
I have an interest in the works of Irish writers, especially of James Joyce. And so as to read between the lines of their works as much as possible, I also become interested in the works of English writers in 19-20 century.
Keywords: English literature, Irish literature, James Joyce


FUJITA Hideki, Professor
My current research has focused on the representation of gender in twentieth-century American fiction, drama, and Hollywood cinema. My research interests include John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, buddy film, and representations of the father in film.
Keywords: American fiction, American drama, American film, gender issues


DAIKUHARA Chinami, Professor
I am engaged in research that focuses primarily on Holocaust literature and novels written by twentieth century Jewish-American authors with a particular emphasis on the cultural and historical backgrounds thereof.

Keywords: American Literature, Jewish, Holocaust


AKAO Chinami, Professor
My area of research is American cultural studies. I am especially interested in African American culture, such that seen in the work of Alice Walker and other Black women writers, and in hip hop music. My research also includes American movies, where I am currently focusing on the racial / sexual stereotypes seen in such Hollywood productions as the Star Wars and Alien movies.
Keywords: African American music, African American literature, film studies, stereotypes


FUJIKAWA Katsuya, Ph.D., Associate Professor
I am interested in the interface between the syntax and semantics of the English language, so I study various linguistic phenomena mainly from a semantic and functional point of view.
Keywords: semantics, functional syntax, lexical semantics, cognitive linguistics, construction grammar

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