Okubo Ryo

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Okubo Ryo
Meiji Gakuin University
Faculty of Sociology and Social Work
Job title
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.(University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University
Research funding number

Research Areas


Teaching Experience


Books etc

Doing Screen Studies in Japan
Jan 2019   ISBN:4130101382
Hokuju   Apr 2017   ISBN:4779305322
Masato Hase (ed.)
Yuhikaku   Oct 2016   ISBN:4641174245
Hidetaka ISHIDA, Shunya YOSHIMI, Mike Featherstone(eds.)
Tokyo University Press   Oct 2015   ISBN:4130141430
How to Approach Screen Culture? : An Archaeology of Ubiquitous Screens in Japan
Nishigaki Toru, Ito Mamoru(eds.)
Minerva   May 2015   ISBN:4623073599
Optical Media

Published Papers

Japanese Modernity and Media Studies of Screens
Ryo Okubo
International Journal of Japanese Sociology   27(1)    Mar 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
The Magic Lantern Show and Its Spectators during Late Nineteenth-Century Japan: Control of Perception in Lantern Shows for Education and News Report of Sino-Japanese War
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ICONICS   (11) 7-26   Mar 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Dissertation      Jul 2013
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Theatre and Film Studies 2011   1 1-16   Mar 2012   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

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Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference   15 Dec 2016   University of Sydney
58th Conference of the Society for the Study of Cultural Sociology   25 Jul 2015   
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40th Conference of Japan Society of Image Arts & Sciences   8 Jun 2014   


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Hyosho 12   271-274   Apr 2018
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Era of Nikkatsu Mukojima Studios and Shinpa Films   60-62   Dec 2011   [Invited]
Discipline of the Eye and Control of Sensation: Statue of "Sensation" in the Late Nineteenth-Century Japanese Instructional Theory
Okubo Ryo
Japanese Sociological Review (Shakaigaku Hyoron)   62(1) 85-102   2011
The Photographic Construction of Vision in the Records of the Russo-Japanese War:Page Layout, Photography Correspondents, and Moving Pictures
Journal of Mass Communication Studies   (78) 209-230   2011
Kinodrama and Kineorama: Modernity and the Montage of Stage and Screen in Early Twentieth-Century Japan
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ICONICS   (10) 75-95   2010

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Mar 2019
Aichi University
Apr 2015
Mar 2016
Public Collaboration Center, Tokyo University of the Arts
Apr 2014
Mar 2015
Public Collaboration Center, Tokyo University of the Arts
Apr 2013
Mar 2014
Research Associate, Collaborative Research Center for Theatre and Film Arts, The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum at Waseda University

Awards & Honors

Jun 2019
TOP DOWNLOADED ARTICLE 2017-2018, International Journal of Japanese Sociology

Research Grants & Projects

JSPS: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017