結城 正美

  • Professor(教授)American literature and culture, Ecocriticism

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Yuki Masami (her name follows the Japanese convention in which the family name precedes the given name) joined the faculty at Aoyama Gakuin University in 2020 after teaching for seventeen years at Kanazawa University where she offered courses in American culture and environmental discourses. She studied ecocriticism in the world’s first graduate program in literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1996-1998 on Fulbright, and received her Ph.D. (English) in 2000. In research and teaching, Yuki has focused on such topics as food in a toxic age, biocultural diversity, literary soundscape, and a discourse of survival in the Anthropocene.

Yuki’s books include Foodscapes of Contemporary Japanese Women Writers (translated by Michael Berman, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015; Japanese original in 2012), Ecocriticism in Japan (co-edited with Hisaaki Wake and Keijiro Suga, Lexington Books, 2017), and Ishimure Michiko’s Writing in Ecocritical Perspective: Between Sea and Sky (co-edited with Bruce Allen, Lexington Books, 2016). She is a series co-editor, with Scott Slovic and Joni Adamson, of the Routeldge Environmental Humanities. Yuki also serves as the current president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Japan (ASLE-Japan).

 

Research Interests:

  • Ecocriticism / Environmental Humanities
  • Contemporary American Literature and Culture
  • Comparative Literature