Associate Professor Tomoko Aoyama
|Associate Professor Tomoko Aoyama|
B.A Dep.Ed. (Ochanomizu), MA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), PhD (UQ)
Reader in Japanese
Asian Studies Coordinator (Sem 2, 2013)
Office: Gordon Greenwood Building (#32) 535
Phone: (+61 7) 3365 6350
Phone: (+61 7) 3365 6350
- Japanese Reader Writer
- Modern Literary Texts
- Modern Language and Society (Capstone)
- Modern Japanese Literature and Society
- Women in Asian Literatures
- Asian Studies Individual Studies Project
- Modern and contemporary Japanese literature and culture
- Food and eating in modern/contemporary Japanese literature (including cannibalism, gastronomic novel, food diaries, and food and gender)
- Representations of young women in modern Japanese literature, film and manga
- Parody, humour and intertextuality
Current research projects
- Contemporary girls' manga
- Gender and sexuality in aging societies
- Cats in Japanese literature
Selected recent publications
- Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature, University of Hawaii Press, 2008. (sole author)
- Girl Reading Girl in Japan, Routledge, 2009 (co-edited by Barbara Hartley), including Aoyama and Hartley, "Introduction", Aoyama "The Genealogy of the 'Girl' Critic Reading Girl", and Aoyama and Hartley's translations of essays by Honda Masuko and Kawasaki Kenko.
Guest edited journal special issues
- "The Girl, the Body, and the Nation in Japan and the Pacific Rim", Asian Studies Review, vol. 32, no. 3, September 2008.
- Asian Studies Review, vol. 30, no. 2, June 2006, (co-edited with Rosemary Roberts).
- Japanese Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, December 2003.
- The Narcissistic Woman Writer,” (co-author Barbara Hartley), in Rebecca Copeland, ed., Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women’s Writing, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006, pp. 76-113.
- "Transgendering shojo shosetsu: Girls' inter-text/sex-uality", in Mark McLelland and Romit Dasgupta eds, Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan, London and New York: Routledge, 2005 pp. 49-64.
- "The Cooking Man in Modern Japanese Literature," in Kam Louie and Morris Low, eds, Asian Masculinities: The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan, London and New York: Routledge Curzon, 2003, pp. 155-176.
- "A Room Sweet as Honey: Father-Daughter Love in Mori Mari," in Rebecca L. Copeland and Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, eds, Father/Daughter Plots: Japanese Literary Women and the Law of the Father, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001, pp. 167-193.
- "The Divided Appetite: Eating in the Literature of the 1920s", in Elise Tipton and John Clark, eds, Being Modern in Japan, Sydney: The Australian Humanities Research Foundation, co-publisher: University of Hawaii Press, 2000, pp.154-169.
- "Japanese Literary Responses to Russo-Japanese War, " in Sandra Wilson and David Wells, eds, The Russo-Japanese War in Cultural Perspective, London: Macmillan, 1999, pp. 60-85.
Refereed Journal Articles
- "Writing along with and against the Smugness of Writing: Kanai Mieko's A Study of the Comfortable Life". PAJLS: Proceedings of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies, vol. 10 Summer 2009, pp. 244-261.
- "Eureka Discovers 'Culture Girls', Fujoshi, and BL: Essay Review of Three Issues of the Japanese Literary Magazine, Yuriika (Eureka)", Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, issue 20, April 2009. http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue20/aoyama.htm.
- "Jane Austen and Kanai Mieko: Comic Sisterhood," Hecate, vol. 34, no. 2, 2008, pp. 5-17.
- "Dismembered but Not Disembodied: The Girl's Body in Yumeno Kyusaku's Stories", Asian Studies Review, September 2008, vol. 32, pp. 307-321.
- "Performing Father-Daughter Love: Inoue Hisashi's Face of Jizo," Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, vol. 16, March 2008, http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue16/aoyama.htm.
- "Embroidering Girls' Texts: Fashion and Feminism in the Fiction of Kanai Mieko," US-Japan Women's Journal, no. 29, 2005 (released in December 2006), pp. 99-117.
- "Appropriating Bush Tucker: Food in Inoue Hisashi's Yellow Rats," Journal of Australian Studies, 2006, issue no. 87, pp. 129-140. (winner of the Inaugural Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia)
- "Nomizo Naoko: The 'Eternal Girl' Crosses Boundaries," Asian Studies Review, vol. 30, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 109-122.
- "Childhood Reimagined: The Memoirs of Ogai's Children," Monumenta Nipponica, vol. 58, no. 4, Winter 2003, pp. 495-529.
- "Romancing Food: The Gastronomical Quest in Early Twentieth Century Japanese Literature," Japanese Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, December 2003, pp. 251-264.
- "Literary Daughters' Recipes: Food and Female Subjectivity in the Writings of Mori Mari and Koda Aya," Japanstudien, vol. 12, 2000, pp. 91-136.
- "Where Parody Meets Translation", Japan Forum, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1999, pp. 217-230. (co-author Judy Wakabayashi, Aoyama 70%, Wakabayashi 30%)
Other activities and service
- Japanese Studies editorial advisory board.
- Regional Editor (Japan), Asian Studies Review
- AULLA (Australian Universities Languages and Literatures Association) Executive