1. ALSJ The 48th General Meeting Akita University

ALSJ The 48th General Meeting Akita University

Day 1 (October 10, 2009) Session Program

Session 1 starts at 2:00 pm; Session 2 at 2:55 pm; Session 3 at 3:50 pm; and Session 4 at 4:45 pm. Each session includes a paper presentation (30 minutes), plus questions and answers afterward.

Room # 1

    NIWA Takaaki, Moderator

  1. KOMIYAMA Mamiko (Chuougakuin University) (Part-time Lecturer),

    “From Private Grief to Public Mourning: Roger Malvin's Unaccomplished Burial”

  2. HAYASHI Ichiro, Moderator

  3. NISHIMAE Takashi (Okayama University),

    “A Close Reading of Hawthorne's Text Based on Text World Theory and Narratology

  4. TABEI Koji, Moderator

  5. OKAWA Jun (Kwansei Gakuin University) (Graduate),

    “Divided Tommo: Cannibalism as a Metaphor inTypee

  6. TAKAHASHI Ai (Tokuyama College of Technology),

    “After Many Years of Devotion: Vicissitudes of Self in Israel Potter

Room # 2

    SAITO Noboru, Moderator

  1. OKAMOTO Teruyuki (Kwansei Gakuin University) (Graduate),

    “‘The Man of the Crowd’: Finding Differences in the Crowd”

  2. FUJITA Yoshiko (Kobe College) (Part-time Lecturer),

    “The Speaker in Emerson's Major Essays”

  3. TAKAHASHI Tsutomu, Moderator

  4. YAMAGUCHI Takao (Tokyo University of Social Welfare),

    “The Naturalized Seeds: Thoreau's Cape Cod and Irish Immigration”

  5. SAITO Kohei (Aoyama Gakuin University) (Graduate),

    “Consciousness Forward and Consciousness Backward: Temporality in William James and Henry James”

Room # 3

    ISHIHARA Tsuyoshi, Moderator

  1. HAMAMOTO Ryuzo (Doshisha University) (Graduate),

    “Death and Salvation in ‘Three Thousand Years Among the Microbes’”

  2. UTSU Mariko (Yonezawa Women’s Junior College),

    “Duality in Kate Chopin’s ‘Lilacs’”

  3. BEPPU Keiko, Moderator

  4. MIZUGUCHI Yoko (Kwansei Gakuin University) (Graduate Fellow),

    “Motifs of Stagnation and Transition: Functions of Architecture and Interior Decoration in The Reef ”

  5. NISHIDA Satoko (Kyushu Sangyo University),

    “The Motif of ‘Stillness’ and ‘Movement’ in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! ”

Room # 4

    HAYASE Hironori,, Moderator

  1. IDE Tatsuro (Hokkaido University) (Graduate),

    “Fitzgerald and the Metaphor of Space: Travel and Psychoanalysis in Tender Is the Night ”

  2. UNAGAMI Nobuyo (Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology),

    “Paternalism and Racism in Faulkner’s Fiction”

  3. SHIMAMURA Norio, Moderator

  4. SENAHA Eijun (Hokkaido University),

    “When A Man Cooks: Food and Masculinity in ‘Big Two-Hearted River’”

  5. (no session)

Room # 5

    HAMURA Takashi, Moderator

  1. OZAWA Namie (Rissho University),

    “Indian Declaration of Independence: Native American Writer, William Apess's Resistance Movement”

  2. HONDA Atsuko (Aichi Prefectural University) (Part-time Lecturer),

    “Givers in the Works of Anzia Yezierska”

  3. YOSHIDA Mitsu, Moderator

  4. FUJII So (Nagoya University) (Graduate),

    “The Mother Tongue in The Joy Luck Club ”

  5. TERAZAWA Yukiko (Meiji University) (Part-time Lecturer),

    “Performing the Invisible: A Form of Scopophilia in Tropic of Orange ”

Room # 6

    UDONO Erika, Moderator

  1. PARK Soon Young (Otani University),

    “Frederick Douglass's Discourse on Masculinity in His Later Years: His Representation of Toussaint L'Ouverture”

  2. YAMAMOTO Yuko (Kyoto Notre Dame University),

    “Toni Morrison and American Cultural Memory”

  3. YAMASHITA Noboru, Moderator

  4. TOMIYAMA Hiroyuki (Keio University) (Graduate),

    “Why Did She Scatter the Negatives?: The Tactics of Sensation in John Edgar Wideman's Two Cities ”

  5. TAKEUCHI Mikako (Keio University),

    “Music of Invisibility: Ralph Ellison's Juneteenth ”

Room # 7

    Trane DeVore, Moderator

  1. MIZUSHIMA Shintaro (Doshisha University) (Graduate),

    “Coming out of the Closet: Contemplating Homosexuality in William S. Burroughs' Novels and Letters”

  2. GOTO Atsushi (Osaka University) (Graduate),

    “‘Doze’ after ‘Awakening’: A Study of the Ending of Vladimir Nabokov's Mary ”

  3. OBATA Takuya, Moderator

  4. TAKASHINA Satoru (Akita Prefectural University),

    “Science Fiction and the Frankenstein Complex”

  5. FUJII Hikaru (Doshisha University),

    “Los Angeles Time(s): Contemporary L.A. Fiction and Time of the Double”

Room # 8

    HONJO Seiji, Moderator

  1. YAMAGUCHI Kazuhiko (Tokyo Gakugei Univerisity),

    “Comic Imagination in Robert Coover's The Public Burning ”

  2. HAYASAKA Shizuka (Hitotsubashi University),

    “Revision of Masculinity in Tim O'Brien's Fiction”

  3. SHIMOJO Keiko, Moderator

  4. YAGURA Takashi (Osaka University) (Graduate),

    “Libra as a Library of Jouissance: A Media Theoretical Approach to Don DeLillo's Works”

  5. KODAMA Koji (Gakushuin University),

    “Ronald Reagan’s Version of "A City upon a Hill" in the Postmodern Novels of the 1980's”

Room # 9

    HIRANO Yorio, Moderator

  1. MORIYAMA Keiko (Gakushuin University) (Graduate),

    “‘The scallop-edged waves in the twilight’: Impressionism Method in ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’”

  2. KURUMA Teppei (Waseda University) (Graduate),

    “Hart Crane, the Poet of Passages”

  3. UNO Hiroko, Moderator

  4. EDA Takaomi (Waseda University),

    “Politics, Economics, and Emily Dickinson”

  5. OONISHI Naoki (International Christian University),

    “English Usage of Emily Dickinson”

Room # 10

    IWASE Shitsuu, Moderator

  1. TANIOKA Tomomi (Hiroshima Jogakuin University),

    “The Energy of Vortex in Ginsberg’s The Fall of America ”

  2. WASHIO Iku (Meiji University) (Part-time Lecturer),

    “Allegories of ‘I’: Three Poems by Elizabeth Bishop”

  3. (no session)
  4. (no session)

Room # 11

    ITO Akira, Moderator

  1. ITO Yukari (Yamanashi Prefectural University),

    “Daughterhood and Motherhood: Families in Adrienne Kennedy's Plays”

  2. HORI Mariko (Aoyama Gakuin University),

    “Ancient Greek Tragedy as a Mirror of Our Time: Its Transformation and Renewal”

  3. KAJIWARA Teruko, Moderator

  4. TOKUYAMA Yukinori (Okinawa Christian University) (Part-time Lecturer),

    “Love, Death and Suicide in Paul Simon's Poetry”

  5. YOSHIOKA Yuka (Kobe University) (Graduate),

    “A Study of Diasporaic Asian American/Canadian Poets’s Visual Poems: Their Representation of Ethnic Identity and Cultural Plurality”

Room # 12

    ZETTSU Tomoyuki, Moderator

  1. YAMASHITA Kosaku (Kochi University),

    “The ‘gentle’ relationship between Tom and Laura: Rereading The Glass Menagerie ”

  2. TAKWSHIMA Tatsuya, Moderator

  3. AMANO, Takashi (Osaka University) (Part-time Lecturer),

    “How ‘Gay-nesh’ Got His Elephant Head: A Perfect Ganesh and Terrence McNally’s Queer Imagination”

  4. MORI Haruna (Osaka University) (Graduate),

    “‘Collapse’ in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? ”

  5. (no session)

Day 2 (October 11, 2009)


11:55 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

Room #1

Citizens of Somewhere Else: Dis-locating American Literature (Melville, Baldwin, Bowles)

(Research Group on American Expatriate Writings)

Moderator and Speaker Taras A. SAK, Kyushu University

David FARNELL, Fukuoka University

Greg BEVAN, Fukuoka University

Room #2

Life and Death in Literature, a Medium of Recording and Remembering

Moderator and Panelist OKAMOTO Tasuke, Osaka University

MATSUBARA Yoko, Kansai Gaidai University

TANAKA Chiaki, Osaka University (Part-time Lecturer)

CHIBA Junpei, Kwansei Gakuin University (Graduate)


1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Room #1

Let Us Now Reconsider the Cold War

Moderator Akira “Lazy Cat” MURAKAMI, Akita University

TSUKADA Yukihiro, Kwansei Gakuin University

NAKAYAMA Satomi, Fukushima National College of Technology

OTA Nobuyoshi, Tokyo Gakugei University

Room #2

Interracialism in the American Literary and Cultural Representation: Surveys and Prospects on the 21st Century America

Moderator and Panelist MURAYAMA Mizuho, Aichi Prefecture University

MORI Aoi, Hiroshima Jogakuin University

IMURA Toshiyoshi, Kokugakuin University (Part-time lecturer)

NAGASAWA Tadashi, Sugiyama Jogakuen University.