Profile Information

Affiliation
Sophia University Faculty of Foreign Studies, Department of English Studies Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(Oxford University)
Ph.D.(オックスフォード大学)
Master of Studies(Oxford University)
Master of Studies(オックスフォード大学)
Bachelor of Arts(Oxford University)
Bachelor of Arts(オックスフォード大学)

Contact information
laurence-williamssophia.ac.jp
Other name(s) (e.g. nickname)
ウィリアムズ・ローレンス
Researcher number
50750486
J-GLOBAL ID
201801010652131232

My research explores the interactions between travel writing and British literature in the long eighteenth century, focusing on narratives of China, Japan, and the Ottoman Empire. More recently, I have been working on nineteenth-century "globe-trotter" travel writing, particularly narratives written in the decades after the opening of Japan in the 1850s.

I'm currently co-editing a volume on Pacific travel writing, "Pacific Gateways", with Tomoe Kumojima. I co-edited (with Alex Watson) a collection of essays on "British Romanticism in Asia" (Palgrave, 2019), and (with Steve Clark) a Studies in Travel Writing special issue on "Isabella Bird, Victorian Women's Travel Writing, and Japan" (2017).


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