IKOMA, Natsumi

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IKOMA, Natsumi
International Christian University
College of Liberal Arts Division of Arts and Sciences
Job title
Ph.D.(Durham University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts ID Majors Major: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Graduate School, School of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Course, Ph. D. Program
Graduate School, School of Arts and Sciences Master's Course, Comparative Culture Program
Apr 2014
Aug 2017
Centre for Gender Studies Director
Sep 2010
Mar 2012
Chair, Dept. of Literary Studies, International Christian University


Oct 1998
Sep 2001
English Studies, Arts and Humanities Faculty, University of Durham
Apr 1997
Mar 2003
English Literature and Language, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kyoto University
Oct 1995
Sep 1996
Contemporary Literary Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University
Apr 1994
Mar 1997
English Literature and Language, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kyoto University
Apr 1989
Mar 1994
English Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Angela Carter Society  Advisory Board Member
Mar 2015
May 2017

Published Papers

Gender and modernization in Japan: An Analysis of Tayama Katai's The Quilt
Ikoma, Natsumi
Gender and Sexuality, Journal of the Center for Gender Studies, ICU   (7) 5-36   Mar 2012
The Proustian Mystery of the Black Swan in Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
Ikoma, Natsumi
Contemporary Women's Writing   2(2) pp. 155-173   Dec 2008
Impossible Love: Angela Carter and Her Analysis of the Sixties
Ikoma, Natsumi
Studies in English Literature   (47) pp. 143-159   Mar 2006
Gender Masquerade: Reflections on Irezumi
Ikoma, Natsumi
Asian Cultural Studies   31 pp. 27-42   Mar 2005


"Encounter with the Mirror of the Other: Angela Carter and Her Personal Connection with Japan"
Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities   22 77-92   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
"Wolves and Witches: Sexual Outcasts in Angela Carter’s Fairy Tales"
Gender and Sexuality, Journal of Center for Gender Studies   12 9-26   Mar 2017   [Invited]
"Pleasure of Archive Research"
62 72-76   Nov 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
"Healthy" Family and Child Rearing
   Sep 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Why do Japanese Ghosts have No Legs? ? Sexualized Female Ghosts and the Fear of Sexuality
Ikoma, Natsumi
Dark Reflections, Monstrous Reflections: Essays on the Monster in Culture   pp.189-200   2008

Books etc

Seduced by Japan: A Memoir of the Days Spent with Angela Carter with "Her Side of the Story" written by Natsumi Ikoma
Sozo Araki (Part:Single Translation)
英宝社   Nov 2017   
Women Writing Across Cultures: Present, Past, Future
◎Pelagia Goulimari, Natsumi Ikoma, et. al. (Part:Contributor, Chapter 6)
Routledge   Nov 2017   
The Horrid Looking Glass:Reflections on Monstrocity
Ikoma, Natsumi, Ed by Paul L. Yoder and Peter Mario Kreuter (Part:Joint Work, 139-150)
Interdisciplinary Press   Dec 2011   ISBN:978-1904710-15-8

Conference Activities & Talks

Call for Feminist Solidarity and Mutual Empowerment [Invited]
10th LiberLit Conference Japan   1 Jun 2019   
Dolls and Humans
Workshop: Angela Carter and Dolls   13 Mar 2019   Natsumi Ikoma
Arrogance of Tolerance: Narrative of Diversity [Invited]
23 Nov 2018   
"From Orientalist Detachment to Feminist Involvement: Angela Carter's Narrative Transition"
Symposium: Angela Carter and Japan   30 Jun 2018   Natsumi Ikoma and Stephen Benson
“Angela Carter: Performance, Performativity, Theatricality” [Invited]
MA course in Literary Studies   19 Apr 2018   Prof Vanessa Joosen

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Japan as Doll Factory: Narrative of Posthuman / Postwoman in, and about Japan
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Today
Influence of Japan and Gender Performativity in the Works of Angela Carter
JSPS: Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research, Fostering Joint International Research
Project Year: 2017 - Mar 2018
Gender Performativity in the Works of Angela Carter
JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid: 
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2016