1. ALSJ The 45th General Meeting Hosei University

ALSJ The 45th General Meeting Hosei University

Day 1 (October 14, 2006) 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

    IRIKO Fumiko, Moderator

  1. NOZAKI Naoyuki (Chuo University),

    “Reading ‘The Birth-mark’: Aylmer as a Transcendentalist and Aminadab as a ‘Human Machine.’”

  2. TAKENO Fumiko,

    “The Position of Sculpture in The Marble Faun.”

  3. NISHIMAE Takashi, Moderator

  4. KOKUBO Junko (Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University),

    “Competing Rhetoric: Mesmerism & Alchemy in The House of the Seven Gables.”

  5. SHOJI Hiroko (Seikei University),

    “Colonizing the Body: Mesmerism and Medical Insight in Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Elsie Venner and The Guardian Angel.”

Room # 2

    NOGUCHI Kenji, Moderator

  1. OKAWA Jun (Kwansei Gakuin University),

    “ ‘A sweet morsel’ of Bartleby.”

  2. SANADA Mitsuru (Ryukoku University),

    “On the Correlation between the Theme and the Narrative Form in Melville’s ‘Rip Van Winkle’s Lilac.’”

  3. HASHIMOTO Yasunaka, Moderator

  4. TAKAHASHI Ai (Ochanomizu University),

    “Who is Tom/mo?: Reconstruction of Gender Identity in Typee.”

  5. SASAKI Eitetsu (St. Andrew’s University),

    “Subject and Reality: Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno.’”

Room # 3

    GOTO Kazuhiko, Moderator

  1. TAKEI Tomoko (Koshien University),

    “Discourse of Silence and Demarginalization in Henry James’s ‘Crapy Cornelia.’”

  2. UENISHI Tetsuo (Hokusei Gakuen University),

    “Religion and Modern Times in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

  3. NAKAMURA Koichi, Moderator

  4. YOSHIDA Kaname (Tokyo Metropolitan University),

    “Dissecting Poetics in Dickinson.”

  5. TAKAO Naochika (Chuo University),

    “Nature as Battleground: Reading Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces.”

Room # 4

    MAEKAWA Reiko, Moderator

  1. NAKANO Satomi (Meiji University),

    “A Story of the ever elusive core of things: John Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer.”

  2. HANADA Ai (Tokyo Metropolitan University),

    “Media and Spaces in Dos Passos’ U.S.A.”

  3. IMAMURA Tateo, Moderator

  4. KUBO Kimihito (Osaka University of Foreign Studies),

    “Body as ‘Style’: The Representation of Impotence in The Sun Also Rises.”

  5. TANAKA Saori (Osaka University),

    “ ‘Fled is that music’: Listening to ‘music in the mind’ in Tender Is the Night.”

Room # 5

    TANAKA Takako, Moderator

  1. IDE Tatsuro (Hokkaido University),

    “Dynamics of America in ‘Red Leaves.’”

  2. YOKOMIZO Hitoshi (Chuo University),

    “A Relativized Tragedy of Joe Christmas in Light in August.”

  3. HANAOKA Shigeru, Moderator

  4. NISHIKAWA Kazuhiro (Waseda University),

    “African Americans’ Suicides in Go Down, Moses.”

  5. SHIGESAKO Kazumi (Hijiyama University),

    “Narrative Technique in Go Down, Moses.”

Room # 6

    YAMASHITA Noboru, Moderator

  1. OCHI Hiromi (Hitotsubashi University),

    “The Southern Moment of Modernism.”

  2. KIMURA Akio (Kanagawa University),

    “Katherine Anne Porter and Nazism: Reading Ships of Fools.”

  3. MAEKAWA Yuji, Moderator

  4. TAKEUCHI Mikako (Keio University),

    “The Perfection of Nihilism: Richard Wright’s The Outsider.”

  5. HOSHI Kaori (Tohoku Gakuin University),

    “In Search of ‘A Harmonious Whole’: Aspects of Cultural and Sexual Diversity in Alice Walker’s Possessing the Secret of Joy.”

Room # 7

    NOMA Shoji, Moderator

  1. NOGUCHI Motoyasu (Tohoku Gakuin University),

    “How Can Prose Represent Verse?: Struggles against the Origin of Arts in the Glass Family.”

  2. KURIHARA Takeshi (Hiroshima University of Economics),

    “Queer Worship in Raymond Carver.”

  3. HONJO Seiji, Moderator

  4. SUGINO Kentaro (Shinshu University),

    “Disillusioned New Frontier: The Meaning and Significance of John Cheever’s The Swimmer.”

  5. SATAKE Yoshiho (Aoyama Gakuin University),

    “Depression in Suburbia: Suburbia in The Hours.”

Room # 8

    HIHARA Mie, Moderator

  1. MATSUO Naomi (Fukuoka Women’s University),

    “The Weaved War Narrative in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan.”

  2. ITO Akira (Hokkaido University),

    “Archetypical Imagination in Obasan.”

  3. UDONO Erika, Moderator

  4. ABE Akiho (Seikei University),

    “African-Americans’ Dilemma: the Reading of Tar Baby and Praisesong for the Widow Based on the French Caribbean Philosophy.”

  5. ISHIZAKI Kazuki (Tokushima Bunri University),

    “Multicultural Ideal in America: E. L. Doctorow and Randolph Bourne.”

Room # 9

    MISUGI Keiko, Moderator

  1. TOYAMA Kenji (University of Tsukuba),

    “Sexuality in The Spider’s House: the Actual Situation of Paul Bowles under Modernization.’”

  2. SHIMOJO Keiko (Fukuoka Women’s University),

    “Don DeLillo’s Mao II and Paul Auster’s Leviathan.”

  3. SHIBATA Motoyuki, Moderator

  4. UCHIDA Yuki (Osaka University of Foreign Studies),

    “Dislocation of the Promised ‘America’: ‘Falling’ in Leviathan.”

  5. OKAMOTO Tasuke (Osaka University of Foreign Studies),

    “The Pursuit of America: The Jeffersonian Legacy in Arc d’X as an American Writing.”

Room # 10

    KOGA Tetsuo, Moderator

  1. AZUMA Yuichirou (Komazawa University),

    “Mary Oliver’s ‘fluid poem.’”

  2. KOIZUMI Junichi (Nihon Fukushi University),

    “The Voice Which 9.11 Allows Naomi Shihab Nye.”

  3. OSADA Mitsunobu, Moderator

  4. MORI Mizuki (Osaka University of Foreign Studies),

    “Two Temporalities and Accusation from a Closed Space: Arthur Miller’s I Can’t Remember Anything.”

  5. KURODA Emiko (Chuo University),

    “Analysis of Laugh in Arsenic and Old Lace and Harvey.”

Day 2 (October 15, 2006)


12:10 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

Room #1

Science Fiction & Fantasy in American Literature Studies

Moderator and Panelist Tadashi NAGASAWA, Sugiyama Jogakuen University

Yoko ARIMA, Yamawaki Gakuen Junior College

Shuhei TAKADA, Kyushu Tokai University

Mariko WATANABE, Fukuoka University

Room #2

Water, Rivers, Seas: From the Horizons of Ethnicity

Moderator MATSHUMOTO Noboru, Kokushikan University

FUROMOTO Atsuko, Josai International University

UDONO Erika, Aichi Prefectural University

HAYASHI Chieko, Kyoto Institute of Technology


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

Room #1

Anti-Intellectualism in American Literature

Moderator TATSUMI Takayuki, Keio University

DEGUCHI Natsumi, Osaka City University

SHIMURA Masao, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

TAKEMURA Kazuko, Ochanomizu Women’s University

Discussant : KAMEI Shunsuke, Gifu Women’s University

Room #2

Re-Storying America: Dismantled Tradition and Logical Flux

Moderator and Panelist YUKI Masami Raker, Kanazawa University

TSUJI Kazuhiko, University of Fukui

NAKAYAMA Maiko, Aichi Prefectural University

KINA Ikue, University of the Ryukyus