KAWABATA Yasuo

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Name
KAWABATA Yasuo
E-mail
ykawabatafc.jwu.ac.jp
Affiliation
Japan Women's University
Section
English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Japan Women's University
Job title
Professor
Research funding number
80214683
ORCID ID
0000-0003-0050-5079

Profile

Yasuo Kawabata was educated at Meiji University, Tokyo, under the tutorship of the late Prof. Jiro Ono (1929-82), Japanese pioneering scholar of William Morris. His research interests include John Ruskin, William Morris, George Orwell, Raymond Williams, Utopian and Dystopian studies. He is now chair of the Victorian Studies Society of Japan and councilor of the Ruskin Bunko Library, Tokyo.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2001
   
 
Professor, English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Japan Women's University
 

Education

 
Apr 1979
 - 
Mar 1986
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Meiji University
 
 
 - 
1979
Faculty of Literature, Meiji University
 

Committee Memberships

 
 
   
 
Dean of Academic Affairs (2009- )
 
Apr 2007
   
 
ラスキン文庫  Councillor (2007- )
 

Published Papers

 
No True Words Here: An Essay on Fantasy Literature
Yasuo Kawabata
(第6号)    2002
Burne-Jones Going to Italy with Ruskin
Yasuo Kawabata and Reiko Isogai
Jumonji Women's University Shakai Joho Ronso   (5)    2001
A Fairy Story of Dystopia
Yasuo Kawabata
231-254   2009
Kawabata, Yasuo
The Journal of William Morris Studies   xvi(4)    2006   [Refereed]
Aspidistral Adventures : An Essay on George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Yasuo Kawabata
Japan Women's University studies in English and American literature   (41)    2006

Books etc

 
Yasuo Kawabata
Iwanami Shoten   Dec 2016   ISBN:9784000222334
Yasuo Kawabata and Akiko Kato (Part:Joint Work)
Tokyo Shoseki   Feb 2014   ISBN:978-4-8087-0982-2 C0071
Yasuo Kawabata
Misuzu Publishing   Jan 2013   ISBN:978-4-622-07721-3 C1098
Yasuo Kawabata and Akiko Kato (Part:Joint Work)
Tokyo Shoseki   Jun 2012   ISBN:978-4-8087-0951-8 C0071
There Once was George Best: A Legend of Manchester United
Heibon-sha Publisher   2010   ISBN:978-4582855241

Conference Activities & Talks

 
“‘Ts?zoku Bunka’: Hayao Miyazaki’s Egalitarian Cultural Praxis in ‘The Gift of Illustrations’ (2012-13)”
Yasuo Kawabata
“Spirited Discussions: Exploring 30 Years of Studio Ghibli Conference”(Cardiff University)   18 Apr 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): Yasuo Kawabata
This study aimed to contribute to humanity studies from an original viewpoint, based on the development of the critical theory in the recent studies of English Literature, by reconsidering critical works of Modern Britain from John Ruskin to Raymo...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2017 - 2020    Investigator(s): Yasuo Kawabata
Our project aims to study what we call “Industrial Literature,” including literary and cultural artifacts and criticism written in English. We will focus on two point: the formation of a new concept of ""Industrial Literature"" which should not be...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2013 - 2016    Investigator(s): Yasuo Kawabata
Our study aimed to make a unique contribution to humanities, especially those studies relating to culture, by re-constructing the basic method of cultural studies, fot that re-examined modern British criticism from the 18th to 20th centuries - tho...
Japan Society of for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2015 - 2019    Investigator(s): Kazuyoshi Oishi
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2011 - 2014    Investigator(s): Haruhiko Fujita
This is one of the first major comparative studies of the Arts and Crafts and the Mingei Movements, centered around William Morris and Muneyoshi Yanagi. Although influenced by the idea and practices of Morris, Yanagi criticized Morris. Followers o...