KYOKO MATSUNAGA

Last Updated :2024/02/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
kyokomhiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2009/08, 2010/12, The Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor
  • 2011/04, 2021/03, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor
  • 2017/05, 2018/03, University of British Columbia, Department of English Language & Literatures, Visiting Associate Professor
  • 2021/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • University of Nebraska

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Letters : Humane Studies : British, American, and European Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Literature;Literature in English

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Literature and Arts in the Nuclear Age
  2. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  3. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, General Introduction to Studies in Comparative Culture A
  4. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Lecture on Ethnic Literature in America
  5. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Contemporary American Literature
  6. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, General Introduction to Studies in Comparative Culture B
  7. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, General Introduction to Studies in Comparative Culture C
  8. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis A
  9. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis B
  10. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  11. 2023, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research Tutorial II (British, American, German, and French Language and Literature, and Liguistics)
  12. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society
  13. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Contemporary American Literature A
  14. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Contemporary American Literature B
  15. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on American Literary Theory A
  16. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on American Literary Theory B
  17. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Lecture on American Literature A
  18. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on the Study of American Literature A
  19. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on the Study of American Literature B
  20. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  21. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research
  22. 2023, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  23. 2023, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Indigenous Anti-Nuclear Literary Resistance, Journal of Transnational American Studies, 11(2), 2020
  2. Leslie Marmon Silko and Nuclear Dissent in the American Southwest, Japanese Journal of American Studies, 2014
  3. Before and After the Quake: Ruth L. Ozeki's Global Narrative in the Nuclear Age, AALA Journal, 2014
  4. Resisting and Surviving Apocalypse: Simon J. Ortiz's (Post) Colonial Nuclear Narrative, Southwestern American Literature, 2008

Publications such as books

  1. 2023, Hiroshima and Peace Studies: From the First Atomic Bombing to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons., Keisuisha, Scholarly Book, Contributor
  2. 2022, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction 1980-2020, Wiley-Blackwell, 2022, 3, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Contributor, 1119431719
  3. 2020, Reading Aridity in Western American Literature, Lexington Books, 2020, Scholarly Book, Contributor
  4. 2017, Ecocriticism in Japan, Lexington Books, Scholarly Book, Contributor
  5. 2014, Critical Insights: American Multicultural Identity, Salem Press, Scholarly Book, Contributor
  6. 2009, Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance: Ideological Encounters in the Literature of Native North America, Cambridge Scholars Press, Scholarly Book, Contributor

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. An Intercultural/textual Reading of Militarization and Aridity, Inter/Desert Dialogue #2: Energy and Infrastructure, 2023/06/15, With Invitation, English
  2. Workshop 3: Radioactive (In)Justice and Transpacific Imagination., Symposium: Ecologies of Justice: Wastelands, Wastewaters, and Human Disposability., 2023/03/24, With Invitation, English
  3. Indigenous Nuclear Literature in North America: from Uranium Mining to Nuclear Waste, Hiroshima Peace Institute, 6th Lecture Series in English, 2023/02/10, With Invitation, English
  4. Reading Aridity from a Transpacific Lens: Leslie Marmon Silko and Kyoko Hayashi, Western Literature Association, 2022/10/21, Without Invitation, English
  5. Indigenous Nuclear Literature, New Nuclear Criticism. Modern Language Association, 2019/01/04, Without Invitation, English
  6. The Desert Southwest in the Works of Leslie Marmon Silko and Kyoko Hayashi, Western Literature Association, 2019/09/20, Without Invitation, English
  7. Telling Stories of the Nuclear Midwest: Waste Sites, Environmental Justice, and Activism, Western Literature Association, 2018/10/26, Without Invitation, English
  8. The Strange Dawn, Uranium Mines, and Resistance in the Work of Simon J. Ortiz, Musqueam 101, 2018/03/14, With Invitation, English
  9. (Post)Coloniality and Atomic Narratives, ATOMIC Study: Speaker Series by Vancouver Art Gallery, 2018/03/10, With Invitation, English
  10. Nuclear Issues in Indigenous Literature, Presented with Lee Weju, Resident Fellows Speaker Series, 2018/01/20, With Invitation, English
  11. Jim Northrup and Nuclear Colonization in what is now called Minnesota, Western Literature Association, 2017/10/26, Without Invitation, English