Kiyofumi Sugiura

Office: Building 14, room 220
Tel: 6226
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Born in Kyoto. Received M.A. in Language and Culture from Osaka University (Japan) and M.A in Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies from University of Leeds (U.K.). Completed Ph.D. in Language and Culture at Osaka University (Japan) in 2011. Took up post at Chukyo in 2012.

Seminar in British and American Culture

Research Interests
Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, Critical Theory, Deconstruction

Professional Memberships
International Comparative Literature Association
Japan Comparative Literature Association
The Japan Black Studies Association

Recent Publications and Current Research

Narrating Ghosts: Mourning and Melancholia in Jean Rhys’s Novels (Ph.D. Dissertation, Osaka University, 2011)
・“The Ghost and Affective Dissonance: Mourning and Melancholia in Jean Rhys’s Quartet” in Literature, Arts & Cultural Studies, Vol. 22 (1) Fall, (2010), 69-96
・“Hybridity as Postcolonial Iterability: A Comparison of the Critical Approaches of Arif Dirlik and Stuart Hall” in Journal of Language and Culture, Vol. 18 (2009), 141-155