Wendy Jones Nakanishi

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Name
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
Affiliation
Shikoku Gakuin University
Section
Department of Language and Culture
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(Edinburgh University (Scotland))

Profile

Wendy Jones Nakanishi was born in Goshen, Indiana, USA 21 June 1954. She obtained her BA with special departmental honors in English at Indiana University in 1976, her MA in 18th-century English studies at Lancaster University (England) in 1978, and her PhD on the letters of the 18th-century English poet, Alexander Pope, at Edinburgh University (Scotland) in 1984. She worked as a 'Guest Professor' at Tokushima Bunri University's Kagawa campus (Japan) from 1984-1989 and has been employed as a full-time tenured member of staff at Shikoku Gakuin University (Zentsuji) since 1989. She has published widely in 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-century English and Japanese literature, as well as 'creative non-fiction' detailing her experiences as a wife, mother and academic in rural Japan.

Academic & Professional Experience

 
1982
   
 
-84 Assistant Editor, Cencrastus Magazine, Edinburgh, Scotland
 
1984
   
 
-88 Guest Professor, English Department, Tokushima Bunri University, Japan
 
1987
 - 
2004
Part-time Lecturer, Kagawa University, Takamatsu,
 
2007
   
 
- Japan
 
1988
   
 
- Professor, Shikoku Gakuin University, Zentsuji, Japan
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1978
18th-century English literature, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Lancaster University
 
 
 - 
1976
Department of English, Faculty of Literature, Indiana University
 

Committee Memberships

 
1995
   
 
University of London: Institute of English Studies  
 
2001
   
 
The Iris Murdoch Society of Japan  
 
2002
   
 
The Society of Authors (London)  
 
2009
   
 
British Association of Japanese Studies  
 
2009
   
 
English Literary Society of Japan  
 

Awards & Honors

 
1981
Overseas Research Support Award(U.K.)
 
1981-83
1982
Postgraduate Students’Representative,Edinburgh University, Scotland
 
1982-3
1980
Edmonstone Aytoun Faculty of Arts Scholarship (Edinburgh University)
 
1980-83
1972
Hoosier Scholarship/Indiana University Award (U.S.A.)
 
1972-76
1970
Member, National Honor Society(U.S.A.)
 
1970-72

Published Papers

 
'Wa and Wa-shoku: Mothering and Food as an American in Japan'
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
Book: 'What's Cooking Mom: Narratives about Food and Family'      Jan 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
'The Insider Outsider in Iris Murdoch's "Bruno's Dream" and in Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day"
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
Transational Literature (Australia)   8(1)    Nov 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
English Studies (Holland)   96(7) 772-784   Oct 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
'Kitchen Tales'
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
The Kyoto Journal   (83)    Jul 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
'On First Encountering "The Voyage Out"
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
Book: 'The Voyage OUt: Centenary Perspectives' edited by Sarah M. Hall      Mar 2015   [Refereed][Invited]

Misc

 
Review of 'The Augustan Intellectual and the Ignoble Savage: Houyhnhym Versus Hottentot'
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
The Scriblerian   XLVII(1)    Dec 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Review of 'Dearest Jean: Rose Macaulay's Letters to a Cousin'
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
English Studies (Holland)   94(1)    Jan 2013   [Invited]
Review of 'The Letters of Laurence Sterne, Parts One and Two
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
English Studies (Holland)   92(8) 926-927   Dec 2011   [Invited]
Review of 'The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers'
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
English Studies (Holland)   91(6)    Oct 2010   [Invited]
Summary and analysis of The Good Apprentice for the Iris Murdoch Guidebook
published in Japanese, under the auspices of the Iris Murdoch Society of Japan, Tokyo: Sairyusha   164-170   2008
December 2008

Books etc

 
"'Desperate Housewives' in Modern Japanese Fiction: Three Novels by Sawako Ariyoshi," in 'Researching Twenty-first Century Japan, edited by Timothy Iles and Peter Matanle
Wendy Jones Nakanishi (Part:Contributor)
New York: Lexington Books   2012   
"My Half Family,"
ExPatLit.com Internet journal   2009   
Spring 2009
"Sons and Mothers," a short story
published in the on-line edition of The Mom Egg   2009   
Decemer 2009
"My Mother's Daughter," a short story
Motherverse magazine   2008   
May 2008(an abridged version published in the on-line journal Mamazine,March 2008.
"Mothering Sons in Japan," an autobiographical memoir, Mothering in the Third Wave
edited by Amber Kinser (Toronto: Demeter Press)   2008   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
'Contested Shakespeare: Johnson and Garrick and the Bard of Avon' [Invited]
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
international conference on Johnson and Shakespeare 2015 at Pembroke College, Oxford University   Aug 2015   
"Using Authentic Literary Texts in English-Language Classrooms" [Invited]
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
67th Annual General Meeting of ELSJ Regional Branch of the Chugoku and Shikoku District, Kagawa University   25 Oct 2014   
"Japanese Crime Fiction: A Mirror of Society" [Invited]
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
"Crime Fiction: Here and There and Again," University of Gdansk, Poland   12 Sep 2014   
"All the World's a Stage: Iris Murdoch's 'The Green Knight' as Theatre" [Invited]
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
Iris Murdoch Society of Japan (Keio University, Tokyo)   13 Oct 2012   
"All the World's a Stage: Iris Murdoch's 'The Green Knight' as Theatre" [Invited]
Wendy Jones Nakanishi
Iris Murdoch Society of Britain, international conference on "Baggy Monsters: The Late Works of Iris Murdoch" (Kingston University, London)   14 Sep 2012   

Works

 
Editorial Staff, ejcjs (Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies) Internet journal
2007
Associate Member, Ruskin Programme, Lancaster University, England
2000
Research Project:Contributor to The Ruskin Programme Electronic Project (RPEP), Stage 2, John Ruskin, Modern Painters
1997
Guest Speaker:Iris Murdoch Society of Japan, “The French - and Irish Connections: Comparing Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net and The Red and the Green” (paper published on the Internet, Iris Murdoch Society of Britain <www.irismurdoch.plus.com/index.h・・・
2001
Guest Speaker:Iris Murdoch Society of Japan, “The French - and Irish Connections: Comparing Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net and The Red and the Green” (paper published on the Internet, Iris Murdoch Society of Britain <www.irismurdoch.plus.com/in...
Guest Speaker: Iris Murdoch Society of Japan “Characters and Characterization in Iris Murdoch’s The Good Apprentice” (paper published on the Internet, Iris Murdoch Society of Britain, November 2004)
2004

Research Grants & Projects

 
Literary studies