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Jacob Runner

PhD in Comparative Literature, Teaching Affiliate, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

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).

Teaching Summary

As a Teaching Affiliate and Seminar Tutor, I currently teach on the English Department Module: Beginnings of English.

Research Summary

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

Current Research

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.

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