1. ALSJ The 55th General Meeting Notre Dame Seishin University

ALSJ The 55th General Meeting Notre Dame Seishin University

Day 1 (October 1, 2016) 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

OSHIMA Yukiko, Moderator

1. KASANE Yui  Hitotsubashi University (Graduate)

   Drifting Islands: Representations of Japan in Melville’s Moby-Dick and John Manjiro 


2. UCHIBORI Naoko Nihon University

    Mary Moody Emerson and American Syncretism: A Pilgrimage to Immortality


TAKEUCHI Katsunori, Moderator

3. ARAI Keiko Musashi Univeristy

    A Genealogy of “mother’s child”: Rethinking Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Fair Ladies”


4. Ramsey, David Notre Dame Women’s University

   Wrestling Rhetorics and the Masque of Mythologies in Hawthorne’s “The May-Pole of Merry Mount”


Room 2

ORISHIMA Masashi, Moderator

1. KOIZUMI Koizumi  Kyoto University (Gradutate)

   Jack London’s “protest” against Animal Story Writers: A Comparison of His Works with Those of E. 

   T. Seton and W. J. Long


2. ODA Tomoko  Kobe University (Graduate)

   The Representations of Native Americans in J. D. Salinger’s “The Laughing Man”


OGAWA Masago, Moderator

3. MINOBE Takako  Kyoto University (Gradutate)

   Mark Twain’s Mysterious Stranger and “How to Tell a Story”: Focusing on “The Chronicle of Young 



4. WAGURI  Ryo Shujitsu University

   Mark Twain’s Attitude with Immoral Relationships and His Autobiography


Room 3

MISUGI Keiko, Moderator

1. CHIBA, Yohei Kanto  Gakuin University (Part-time)

    Jeffersonian Liberalism and Self-governance in John Dos Passos’ Biographies and Historical Novels


SUGINO Kentaro, Moderator

2. SHOJI Hearn Kyoko Jochi University

    Passing Gatsby, Queering Clare: The Tragic Mulatto Theme and Sentimentality in Modernist 



UENISHI Tetsuo, Moderator

3. KOSHIMA Shohei  Ryukoku University (Graduate)

    “You can’t live forever”: Myrtle, George and Consumer Society in The Great Gatsby


4. FUJITANI  Seiwa RYukoku University (Emeritus)

    Reconsideration of “Winter Dreams”


Room 4

OCHI Shinsuke, Moderator

1. KANAHIRO Akira Nara Teachers College of Early Childhood Education (Part-time)

    Floating Desire: Flem Snopes and Advertising Technique


HAYASE Hironori, Moderator

2. YAMAMOTO Yoshihiro  Tokushima Bunri University

   Dilsey: The Story of the Gibson Family in The Sound and the Fury


3. NAMIKI Nobuaki Senshu University

    The Historicism of the Appendix to The Sound and the Fury and the Sexuality of “the Muddy Seat 

    of a Little Girl’s Drawers”


4No Session


Room 5

IWATA Kazuo, Moderator

1. NISHIOKA Karen Kyoto University (Graudate)

    A Comparative Study of Edna Ferber’s Giant and Its Adaptation by George Stevens:   

    Representations of the Repressed in Terms of Gender, Class and Race


2. HIRATSUKA Hiroko  Nihon University

    “Race, Gender and Cold War in Ann Petry’s The Narrows


TEADO Matthew, Moderator

3. Günther Dierk  Tokushima University. Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    ‘Time’ and Its Various Forms in Robert E. Howard’s Fantastic Stories


YUKI Masami, Moderator

4. IWAMASA Shinji  Shirayuri University

    A Lineage of Rhetoric in Terry Tempest Williams’ When Women Were Birds


Room 6

ASO Atsushi, Moderator

1. AMBO Natsue Osaka University (Graduate)

    Faceless Women: The Expectation of Cyborg Feminism in V. and Gravity’s Rainbow


2. HIRAKAWA Nodoka  Osaka University (Graduate)

    9/11 in Afterimages: The Poetics of Slow Motion in Falling Man


OKAMOTO Tasuke, Moderator

3. UEMURA Mami  Osaka University. (Graduate)

    The Allegory of Collection: Progress and Collapse of the Narrative of Paul Auster’s Works


4. MIYAKE Ippei  Osaka University (Graduate)

    A Transforming Narrator: Fusion of “Reader” and Text in Richard Powers’ Generosity


Room 7

SAK Taras, Modeartor

1. Ng Lay Sion  Osaka University (Graduate)

     “Exploding and Being Swallowed”: Cannibalism in Toni Morrison’s Beloved


2. KONDO Yuki Osaka University (Graduate)

    The Revenant’s Voice Returns: The Transcendence of the Female Terrorist in Philip Roth’s 

    American Pastoral

SHONAKA Takayuki, Modearator

3. SHIGA Shunsuke  Keio University (Graduate)

    Linguistic Exile across the Atlantic: Italy as the Third Space in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

4. OKINO Marika  Nationa Institute of Technology, Kochi College

    To Acquire “Intangible Things”: Fiction and Trauma in Nina Revoyr’s The Age of Dreaming


Room 8

WATANABE Mariko, Moderator

1. HIRANUMA, Kimiko  Seitoku University

    The Possibility of Love in the Form of First Person Plural in Samuel R. Delany’s Babel-17



2. ARNOLD Wayne E.  University of Kitakyushu

    Perpendicular Architecture: The Skyscrapers and Bridges of Henry Miller


NITTA Keiko, Moderator

3. MINE Maiko  Japan Women's University

    Not Uncle Tom’s Cabin but Uncle Robin’s Castle―――Raven Quickskill’s Witchery on the Word in 

    Flight to Canada


4. TABUKI Kyoko  Kyushu Institute of Technology

     Mourning for the Shattered Fantasy and Celebration of the Power of Dreaming: the Ongoing Hope 

     of the Aging Counterculture Generation in July, July


Room 9

ONISHI Naoki, Moderator

1. INOUE  Shihoko  Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Graduate)

    Carrying Unborn Words: The Difficulty in “Embodiment” in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry


2. UNO Hiroko  Kobe College (Professor Emeritus)

    Emily Dickinson and Japanese Flowers: William Clark and Joe Neesima


NAGAHATA Akitoshi, Moderator

3. UESUGI Yuko  National Institute of Technology, Kure College

    A Cake of Soap, A Wedding Ring, A Gold Filling: The Elements Affecting the Art of Sylvia Plath 

    in a Sidelong Fashion


4. WATANABE Momoko  Tokyo Metropolitan University (Professor Emeritus)

    “Daddy, Daddy, you bastard”: Sylvia Plath’s lyric “you” 


Room 10

AIHARA Naomi, Moderator

1. Murakami Haruka Osaka University (Graduate)

    Pregnancy, Death, and Sexuality in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


2. PAKU Kenyu  Osaka University (Graduate)

   Tennessee Williams and Theater of Eroticism: Representations of Desire in Clothes for a Summer     



ITO Akira, Moderator

3. NAKAYAMA Hiroki  Osaka University (Graduate)

    Change of Family Love and Racial Struggle in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars


4. KURODA Emiko  Chuo University

    Analysis of the Elements Which Create “Others” in American Drama


Day 2 (October 2, 2016)


11:55 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Room #1

I  Studying and Using Lyrics of American Music in the Language Classroom

Moderator and Speaker SEKIDO Fuyuhiko (Dokkyo University)    

KOBAYASHI Aimei (Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University)
YAMANAKA Akiko (Nippon Institute of Technology)
YOSHIDA Kaname (Tokyo Metropolitan University)

Room #2

II A Cultural History of Irish-Americans: Migration, Inter-Ethnicity and Transnationalism    

Moderator and Speaker NISHIGAUCHI Marumi (Nagano College of Nursing)    

NAGAOKA Shingo (Shimane University)  

BABA Akira (Japan Women’s University)

Commentator                        MATSUMOTO Noboru (Kokushikan University)    


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

I Chubu Branch 

Presidential Election and American Literature (working title)

Moderator and Panelist KAWAMURA Aki (Aichi University)    
Panelists NAGASAWA Tadashi (Sugiyama Jogakuen University) 
OCHI Hiromi (Hitotsubashi University) 
FUJITA Atsushi (Aichi Gakuin University)          

II Chu-Shikoku Branch

After the Canon Wars Reconsidering and Reconstructing the History of American Literature

Moderator and Panelist SHIGESAKO Kazumi (Hijiyama University)    
Panelists KIDO Mitsuyo (Hiroshima University) 
MAEDA Ippei (Naruto University of Education)