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PhD in Comparative Literature, Teaching Affiliate, Faculty of Arts
I am a Comparative Literature PhD research student and teaching affiliate at the University of Nottingham working with English and Japanese literature and philology.
Prior to the start of my research in Nottingham, I studied English and Japanese at the University of Vermont and Aoyama Gakuin University (BA), worked for several years as a language instructor in Ishikawa, Japan, and completed postgraduate work at the University of St Andrews (MLitt).
As a Teaching Affiliate and Seminar Tutor, I currently teach on the English Department Module: Beginnings of English.
Funded by the CLAS Department Studentship Award, my PhD research investigates the literary phenomenon of using more than one alphabet or script within a single writing, and the accompanying… read more
Funded by the CLAS Department Studentship Award, my PhD research investigates the literary phenomenon of using more than one alphabet or script within a single writing, and the accompanying emblematic relationship to cultural and linguistic influence. I am deliberately examining examples from two modes of literary production that exhibit multiliteral qualities, but which differ fundamentally in terms of language, historical period, and cultural environment: Old English narrative poetry employing runes alongside the Roman alphabet, and modern Japanese fiction utilizing Roman characters as one of four concurrent scripts.