USUI Masami

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Name
USUI Masami
Affiliation
Doshisha University
Section
Faculty of Letters Department of English
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(Michigan State University), M.A.(Michigan State University), Master of Literature(Kobe College)

Research Areas

 
 

Education

 
 
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1989
Michigan State University
 
 
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1987
Michigan State University
 
 
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1986
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kwansei Gakuin University
 
 
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1985
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kobe College
 
 
 - 
1982
Faculty of Literature, Kobe College
 

Awards & Honors

 
1994
Fukuhara Award
 

Published Papers

 
"Reading Dark Tourism of Central Europe in Literature in the 21st Century"
USUI Masami
The Proceedings of the 13th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague 2018      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Recovery of Deleted Memory and War Paintings in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Floating World
Masami Usui
(99) 29--78   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
"Migrating Words and Values in Joseph O'Neill's Netherland and The Dog
USUI Masami
International Science Index   10(9) 2884-2888   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
"The Hyphenized
USUI Masami
International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research IPEDR   2(1-2) 14-17   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
"Encoding the Design of the Memorial Park and the Family Network as the Icon of 9/11 in Amy Waldman's The Submission"
USUI Masami
The Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on English Language, Literature and Linguistics   1123-1127   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
"A Voice Retrieved from the Holocause in New Journalism in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day"
USUI Masami
The Proceedings of the ICELLL: International Conference on English Language, Literature, and Linguistics   159-162   Sep 2015   [Refereed]
'"Lost and Found': A Voice Retrieved from the Holocaust in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go"
USUI Masami
The Proceedings of CISLE: Transgression / Transformations: Literature and Beyond   npn-npn   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
"The Waves of Words: Literature of 3.11 in and around Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being"
USUI Masami
Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences   91-95   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Voice Enclosed in a Transnational Sphere"
USUI Masami
The Proceedings of CISLE: The New Ethical, Cultural, and Transnational Perspectives   npn-npn   Jul 2011   [Refereed]
"Illness as Metaphor of Displacenemt in The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu and The Waves by Virginia Woolf
USUI Masami
The Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature   (5) 52-55   Jun 2009   [Refereed]
"Remapping Hawaii and Reconstrcting Localism in Lee Cataluna's Plays"
USUI Masami
Doshisha Literature   (49) 57-80   Mar 2006   [Refereed]
"Against 'Once a Lady Athlete, Always a Lady Athlete' in Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas
USUI Masami
Doshisha Literature   (48) 35-59   Mar 2006   [Refereed]
"Sexual Colonialism in Korea/Japan/America Spheres in Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman and Fox Girl"
USUI Masami
Journal of American Studies of Korea   36(1) 254-283   Jun 2004   [Refereed]
"Hawai'i as a Motherland in Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl's Plays"
USUI Masami
(77) 87-119   Mar 2004   [Refereed]
Passage to Localism in Hawaii's Local Plays"
USUI Masami
AALA Journal   (8) 26-34   Sep 2003   [Refereed]
"In Quest for Hersotry: Virginia Woolf's Novels and Sir Joshua Reynolds' Portraits"
USUI Masami
(75) 111-135   Mar 2003   [Refereed]
"Local Hawaii as Home in Darrell H. Lum's Plays"
USUI Masami
Doishisha Literature   (46) 55-78   Mar 2003   [Refereed]
"The Trauma Caused by Mother's Dearh in Virginia Woolf and Kyoko Mori"
USUI Masami
Doshisha Literature   (45) 59-81   Mar 2002   [Refereed]
"A Paradox of 'A House of Herstory 's Own'; in Virginia Woolf's Orlando and A Room of One's Own"
USUI Masami
(73) 57-78   Mar 2001   [Refereed]
"Creating a Feminist Transnational Drama: Oyako Shinju (Parent-Child Suicide) in Velina Hasu Houston's Kokoro (True Heart)"
USUI Masami
The Japanese Journal of American Studies   (11) 173-198   Jun 2000   [Refereed]
"Woolf's Search for Space in Between the Acts"
USUI Masami
(72) 25-48   Mar 2000   [Refereed]
”Miyeko Kanmiya’s Encounter with Virinia Woolf: A Japanese Woman Psychiatrist's Waves of Her Own"
USUI Masami
Doshisha Literature   (43) 1-26   Mar 2000   [Refereed]
"The Global/Local Past Encounters the Local/Global Future: The Japanese Local Literature in Hawaii"
USUI Masami
AALA Journal   (7) 79-92   Dec 1999   [Refereed]
"A Conflict with Tsunami in Juliet S. Kono's Poetry"
USUI Masami
(35) 157-174   Feb 1999   [Refereed]
"Japanese Democratization -- Agrarian Reform and Women's Liberation in Velina Hasu Houston's Asa Ga Kimashita"
USUI Masami
AALA Journal   (5) 11-25   Dec 1998   [Refereed]
"Prison, Psyche, and Poetry in Hisaye Yamamoto's Three Stories: 'Seventeen Syllables,' 'The Legend of Miss Sasagawara,' and 'The Eskimo Connection'"
USUI Masami
(6) 45-64   Jun 1998   [Refereed]
"An Issei Woman's Suffering, Silence, and Suicide in John Okada's No-No Boy"
USUI Masami
(33) 43-60   Jun 1997   [Refereed]
A Language of Her Own in Mitsuye Yamada's Poetry and Stories"
USUI Masami
(5) 1-18   Dec 1996   [Refereed]
"No Hiding Place, New Speaking Space: Janice Miorikitani's Poetry of Incestw and Abuse
USUI Masami
(32) 55-66   Jun 1996   [Refereed]
"Women Disclosed: Cathy Song's Poetry and Kitagawa Utamaro's Ukiyoe
USUI Masami
(4) 1-19   Jan 1996   [Refereed]
"Making a Mask of Her Own in Enchi Fumiko's The Waiting Years and Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts"
USUI Masami
(12) 61-71   Oct 1995   [Refereed]
"Regaining Lost Privacy: Yoshiko Uchida's Story Telling as a Niwei Woman Writer"
USUI Masami
(3) 1-22   Dec 1994   [Refereed]
"Gertrude Stein's Search for Her Own Voice in An Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas"
USUI Masami
英語英文学研究   (38) 14-22   Apr 1994   [Refereed]
"Fanny's Awakening to Herself in Quest for Privacy in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park"
USUI Masami
(2) 1-28   Dec 1993   [Refereed]
"Breaking Silence, Making Waves: the Young Japanese American Poets"
USUI Masami
(29) 34-51   Jun 1993   [Refereed]
"Portraits of Their Own: Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso"
USUI Masami
(38) 71-82   Apr 1993   [Refereed]
"Trugh behind Myth and Reality in Poets Behind Barbed Wire"
USUI Masami
Poetry Nippon   (101 & 102) 13-25   Apr 1993   [Refereed]
”A World of Her Own in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie"
USUI Masami
(2) 21-38   Dec 1992   [Refereed]
「現代ウルフ批評の諸相:第一回アメリカ・ウルフ学会報告」
USUI Masami
(9) 73-78   Oct 1992   [Refereed]
「『自分自身の部屋』ーー歴史の中の逆説」
USUI Masami
(17) 39-49   Feb 1992   [Refereed]
"Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and Contemporary American Poets"
USUI Masami
Poetry Nippon   (96) 16-21   Sep 1991   [Refereed]
"Mary Tyrone's Drug Addiction and Quest for Trugh in Eugene ONeill's Long Day's Journey into Night"
USUI Masami
(16) 109-122   Mar 1991   [Refereed]
"This is also an American Experience: Cynthia Kadohata's The Floating World"
USUI Masami
(30) 93-105   [Refereed]
"Voices from 'netherworlds': Japanese International Brides in Velina Hasu Houston's Tea"
USUI Masami
(34) 45-64   [Refereed]
"Sexual Colonialism in Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Novels"
USUI Masami
Doshisha Literature   (47) 27-51   [Refereed]
"Making a 'Once-upon-a-Time' Mythology in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant"
USUI Masami
International Scioence Index   10(7) 2435-2439   2016   [Refereed]
'"Lost and Found': A Voice Retrieved from the Holocaust in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day"
USUI Masami
(95) 69-93   [Refereed]

Misc

 
(Co-author) The Literary Encyclopedia
The Literary Encyclopedia Company (The LitEncyc. com)      2002
2002-
“The Trauma Caused by Mother's Deaths in Virginia Woolf and Kyoko Mor”
Doshisha Literature   45 59-81   2002
“Animal-Assisted Therapy in Virginia Woolf's Flush, A Biography”
74 61-91   2002
Remapping Hawaii and Reconstructing Localism in Lee Cataluna's Plays,
Doshisha Literature Vol.49 (Spring)      2006
Julia Margaret Cameron as a Feminist Precursor of Virginia Woolf.
(80) 59-83

Books etc

 
Falling in Love with Kazuo Ishiguro
USUI Masami
Eihosha   May 2019   
Borderless Literature and Memory: From a 9/11 Prelude to a 3/11 Prologue
Masami Usui
Eishosha   Aug 2018   
Asian/Pacific American Literature, Vol I: Fiction
USUI Masami
Gendaitosho   Feb 2018   
Asian/Pacific American Literature, Vol.III: Drama
USUI Masami
Gendaitosho   Feb 2018   
A Passage to Self in Virginia Woolf's Works and Life
USUI Masami
Gendaitosho   Oct 2017   
Asian/Pacific American Literature, Vol : Fiction
USUI Masami
Gendaitosho   Feb 2018   
English Literature of Illusion and Othics II
Shunpusha   Apr 2016   
English Literaure of Illusion and Gothics
Shunpusha   Mar 2014   
Virginia Woolf and December 1910: Studies in Rhetoric and Context
USUI Masami (Part:Joint Work, "Sub Rose in 1910 in Virginia Woolf's The Years")
Iluminati Books   Feb 2014   
Literatures in English: New Ethnical, Cultural, and Transnational Perspective
USUI Masami (Part:Joint Work, "Lost and Found from 9.11 to 3.11")
Stauffenburg   Oct 2013   
Asian American Literature Handbook
Masami Usui (Part:Joint Work)
Sekaishisosha   Sep 2011   
World of Hawaii's Local Plays
Masami Usui
Mar 2006   
(Co-author) Asian American Playwrights: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Greenwood   2002   
Re-Reading, Re-Writing, Re-Teaching Virginia Woolf
USUI Masami
Pace UP   Jun 1995   
Virginia Woolf: Themes and Variations
USUI Masami
Pace UP   Jun 1993   
Rev. of Recreating Japanese Women, 1660-1945, ed. Gail Lee Berstein
USUI Masami (Part:Contributor, Eighteenth Century Bibliography)
1992   
Viirginia Woolf and War: Fiction, Reality, and Myth
USUI Masami
Syracuse UP   Dec 1991   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
"Women in the World of Terror Reconsidered in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland and Han Kang's Human Acts
USUI Masami
Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium   31 Jul 2019   
"Remapping Dark Tourism between Macau and Nagasaki in Lost Memories and Stories
USUI Masami
The Second MLA International Symposium   25 Jul 2019   
"In Search for a Hybrid Self in Viet Thahn Nguyen's The Symathizer"
USUI Masami
The 11th Engaging with Vietnam Conference 2019   15 Jul 2019   
"Endless Pilgrimage to Freedom and Place in Mohsin Hamid's The eluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West"
USUI Masami
The Tourism and Pilgrimage International Conference 2019, Cambridge University   15 Jun 2019   
"Reading Dark Tourism of Central Europe in Literature in the 21st Century"
USUI Masami
Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague 2018   13 Oct 2018   
"Japanese Women Writers against Boarders"
USUI Masami
The British Association of Japanese Studies Sheffield 2018   6 Sep 2018   
”The Myth behind the body in Murakami Haruki’s A Murder of the Leader of Knights"
USUI Masami
2018 MESEA Conference, Graz   31 May 2018   
"NewTrand of Tourism between Macau and Nagasaki: Migrating History and Culture of Colonialism"
USUI Masami
ICHTHPR 2018 International Conference on Heritage, Tourism, Historic Preservation and Restration, London   15 Mar 2018   
"Painters at War in Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World and Murakami Haruki's A Murder of the Leader of Knights"
USUI Masami
2017 International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguitics, Kyoto   10 Dec 2017   
"Mother's Suicide as Personal / Cultural Embodiment in Kyoko Mori's Fiction and Memoirs"
USUI Masami
2017 International Conference on Life Writing, Self-Representation, Medical Narrative and Cultural Memory, Kaohslung Medical University, Taiwan   30 Sep 2017   
"Re-Mapping of Faith and Violence: The Ordeals of Hidden Christians in Endo Shusaku's Silence and Tsushima Yuko's Jakka Dofuni"
USUI Masami
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies   16 Mar 2017   
"The Igony of Eugenics in Women's Creative Activities"
USUI Masami
The 13th Women's Leadership Symposia in Oxford   3 Feb 2017   
"Voices against Violations: Eugenics in Literature"
USUI Masami
2016 Conference on Languages, Literature, Linguistics   25 Nov 2016   
"Migrating a 'Once-upon-a-Time' mythology in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant
USUI Masami
The 18th International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistidcs   24 Oct 2016   
"Chinatown, a Conflicting Space of Localism and Globalism in the Crime Novels by Chin Shun-shin"
USUI Masami
2016 International Conference on Linguistics, Literature, and Culture, Penang   28 Sep 2016   
"A Hazard Mapping of Globalized Literature of Catastrophes in the Twentieth-First Century"
USUI Masami
The MLA International Symposium, Dusseldorft   25 Jun 2016   
"The Hyphenized Identity in Chinese Diaspora in the Works by Chin Shun-shin, Higashiyama Akira, and Ed Lin"
USUI Masami
2016 3rd International Conference on Linguistics, Literature, and Arts, Taichung   25 Jun 2016   
"Encoding the Design of the Memorial Park and the Family Network as the Icon of 9/11 in Amy Waldman's The Submission"
USUI Masami
2016 International Conference on English Language, Literature and Linguistics   18 Jan 2016   
"Memorial Sites, Globalized Networks, and Literature of Catastrophes 'Before and After' 9/11"
USUI Masami
The Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Toronto   9 Sep 2015   
"A Voice Retrieved from the Holocause in New Journalism in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day"
USUI Masami
The ICELLL 2015: International Conference on English Language, Literature, and Linguistics,Singapore   9 Sep 2015   
"Globalizing Literature from 9/11 to 3/11: A New Challenge in Asian American Literature"
USUI Masami
Expanding the Parameters of Asian American Literature: An International Conference, Xiamen University   15 Dec 2014   
"'Lost and Found': A Voice Retrieved from the Holocaust in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go"
USUI Masami
The CISLE, Gottingen   31 Jul 2015   
"The Waves of Words: Literature of 3.11 in and around Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being"
USUI Masami
The 3rd International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture 2014, Penang   26 Nov 2014   
"The Retrieved Voice in 'Lost and Found': Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go"
USUI Masami
International Conference: English Studies as Archive and as Prospecting the 80th Anniversary Conference, University of Zagreb   19 Sep 2014   
"Reading Miyazaki Hayao's The Wind Rises as a Text of Modernism"
USUI Masami
2014 International Symposium on Cross-Cultural Studies: Dialogueand Intertext   4 May 2014   
"A Bhudda of Their Own: Women's Self and Culture in Taiwan's Bhuddist Tzu Chi Foundation"
USUI Masami
International Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference, Warshaw, Poland   23 Jul 2013   
"Breaking the Border: Teaching Miyazaki Hayao's Animations at English Department"
USUI Masami
The Twentieth Annual Conference of English and American Literature Asociation, Taiwan   24 Nov 2012   
"More than Black of Green: The Tradition of Tea in Cultural Translation of a Spiritual Ritual"
USUI Masami
The Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art Conference, Bangor University   8 Sep 2012   
"Memories Revisedin Hawaii's Local Voice within a Transnational Sphere
USUI Masami
Changing Boundaries and Reshaping Itineraries: An International Conference on Asian American Espressive Culture, Beijjing Foreign Language University   10 Jun 2012   
"The Imported/Exported Englishness in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture"
USUI Masami
The East Asian Popular Culture Association Inaugural Conference, Taiwan   2 Sep 2011   
"Lost and Found from 9 11 to 3 11"
USUI Masami
CISLE (Center for the International Study of Literatures in English) Conference: Literatures in English: New Ethical, Cultural, and Transnational Perspectives, Concordia University   12 Jul 2011   
"Pursing the Buddhist Path to Japan as the Pure Land in Hawaii's Local Poetry and Stories by Cathy Song and Juliet S. Kono"
USUI Masami
The 7th Biennial MESEA (Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas) Conference, University of Pecs   6 Jul 2010   
"Illness as Metaphor of Displacenemt in The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu and The Waves by Virginia Woolf
USUI Masami
The Fifth Conference of Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature, Soul   Jun 2009   
「沈黙の文学:紫式部とヴァージニア・ウルフ」
USUI Masami
国際シンポジアム『源氏・ゲンジ・Genji-源氏物語の翻訳と変奏』   20 Dec 2008   
"Holding Trauma in Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Behold the Many"
USUI Masami
The 2nd International Conference on Asian American and Asian British Literatures, Academia Senica, Taiwan   20 Nov 2008   
"Aboriginal Woman's Search for Freedom in Doris Pilkington's Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence"
USUI Masami
The 2008 Popular Culture and Ameircan Culture Association Conference, SF   22 Mar 2007   
"Sexual and Political Conflicts between Britain and South Africa in Virginia Woolf's The Years"
USUI Masami
The Louisvill Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, U of Fouisville   22 Mar 2007   
Panel: "Inside and Out"
USUI Masami
The 4th Biennial Bamboo Ridge Writers Institute, U of Hawaii   Feb 2007   
"Ethnic Enclosure and Ethnic Diversity in Darrell Lum'sPlays"
USUI Masami
The Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC   28 Dec 2005   
"Remapping Hawaii and Reconstructing Localism in Lee Cataluna's Plays"
USUI Masami
American Studies Association Convention, Washington, DC   4 Nov 2005   
"Lost in Translation and Regained in Cultural Translation"
USUI Masami
The Bamboo Ridge Institute, 2004, U of Hawaii   22 Oct 2004   
"Virginia Woolf's Encounter with the Oppressed in Silence"
USUI Masami
The 14th Annual Internationbal Conference on Virginia Woolf, U of London   22 Jun 2004   
"Sexual Colonialism in Korea/Japan/America Spheres in Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman and Fox Girl"
USUI Masami
The 38th Annual International Conference of American Studies, Korea   1 Nov 2003   
"In Search for Victoria N. Kneubuhl's Modern Hawaii's Local Plays"
USUI Masami
第37回アメリカ学会年次大会   Jun 2003   
"Shipwrecks along the Cornish Coast as Continuing Chaos in Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room and To the Lighthosue"
USUI Masami
The 12nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Sonoma   Jun 2002   
"Reading, Writing, and Schorship"
USUI Masami
Bamboo Ridge Institute, U of Hawaii   Oct 2001   
"Japanese Celebrating Woolf in Transnational Age"
USUI Masami
The Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC   Dec 2000   
"Trauma Caused by Mother's Death in Virginia Woolf and Kyoko Mori"
USUI Masami
The 10th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolof, Baltimore   Jun 2000   
"Paradox of 'A House of History's Own'in Virginia Woolf's Orlando and A Room of One's Own"
USUI Masami
The 10th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolof, Baltimore   Jun 2000   
"Miyako Kamiya's Plunge into Woolf"
USUI Masami
The 7th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Plymouth   Jul 1996   
"Breaking Silence, Making Waves: the Young Japanese American and Canadian Poets"
USUI Masami
Modern Language Association Convention, Toronto   Dec 1994   
"In Quest for Hersotry: Virginia Woolf's Novels and Sir Joshua Reynolds' Portraits"
USUI Masami
The 4th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Annadale-on-Hudson   Jun 1994   
"Discovering Woolf Studies in Japan"
USUI Masami
The 4th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Annadale-on-Hudson   Jun 1994   
"This is also an American Experience: Cynthia Kadohata&s The Floating World"
USUI Masami
The 1993 International Poplar Culture Convention, U of York   Aug 1993   
"Making a Mask of Her Own in Enchi Fumiko's The Wating Years and Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts"
USUI Masami
The 3rd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Jedderson   Jun 1993   
"Trugh behind Myth and Reality in Poets Behind Barbed Wire"
USUI Masami
Nov 1992   
"A Portrait of Alexandra, Princess of Wales and Queen of England, in Virginia Woolf's The Waves"
USUI Masami
The 2nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, New Haven   Jun 1992   
"Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and Contemporary American Poets"
USUI Masami
Nov 1990   
"Percival: the Broken Heroism in The Waves"
USUI Masami
Popular and American Culture Association Congress, Toronto   Mar 1990   
"Female Victims of the War in Mrs. Dalloway"
USUI Masami
The Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC   Dec 1989   
"Willa Cather's Quest for Privacy in A Lost Lady"
USUI Masami
Midwest Meeting of Popular and American Culture Association, Lansing   Oct 1989   
"Mary Tyron's Drug Addiction and Quest for Truth in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night"
USUI Masami
Popular and American Culture Association Congress, St. Louis   Apr 1989   
"The Voyage Inward: Pattern and Passage in The Voyage Out, Jacob's Room, and To the Lighthouse"
USUI Masami
Oct 1985   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Encounter with Memory in World Literature: Blending of Anglophne and Asian Literatures
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): USUI Masami
第38回国際アメリカ学会
Association of American Studies of Korea/American Studies Society of Japan: Gravel Grant
Project Year: Oct 2003 - 2003    Investigator(s): USUI Masami
The 3rd International Conference on Virginia Woolf
Japanese Ministry of Education: 1993 Japanese Ministry of Education International Conference Grant
Project Year: Jun 1993       Investigator(s): USUI Masami
Virginia Woolf and Ideology
Hawaii's Local Drama: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Sexual Politics in Hawaii's Local Literature