基本情報

所属
広島女学院大学 国際教養学部 助教
学位
Ph.D(University of Portsmouth)

J-GLOBAL ID
201601009484777005

My research deals with the relationship between film and culture. My previous work, including my doctoral thesis, focused on Japan and explored film theory/history/production but has also included research on Japanese literature, modern and traditional art, theatre, history, and society and culture. Without this cultural framework, film reading and analysis becomes problematic. It is imperative to be able to root art in culture and this is a theme which is key to my work and something that I am keen to develop in the future. I argue that to appreciate culturally challenging visual art, one must explore the culture and the context from which it came. In addition, my research also seeks to develop broader ideas about methodology and national film cultures.
Recently, I have been examining the historical relationship between socialist idealism, and the 1920s/30s Japanese tendency film. This research examines contemporary tendency films, but focuses on Suzuki’s Naniga Kanojo wo So Sasetanoka (What Made Her Do It?) (1930). This research will use textual analysis to explore how Suzuki uses metaphorical imagery to highlight the injustice and exploitation of the lower classes in Japanese society.
Although my work centres on film history and culture, I am also keen to begin researching in other fields, particularly popular music. Like film, the relationship between music and culture is fascinating, and there are issues, particularly regarding the Japanese music industry and its influence on Japanese culture (especially regarding gender roles and behaviour). This is an underdeveloped field that needs to be explored, and one that I am keen to follow in the near future.

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