Ronald Geoffrey STEWART

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Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Faculty of Life and Environmental Scienses, Department of Life Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
PhD (Arts)(Nagoya University), MA (Arts)(Nagoya University), Graduate Diploma (Arts - Japanese language)(University of Wollongong), Graduate Diploma (education)(University of Wollongong)

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Professor, Daito Bunka University
Apr 2017
Mar 2018
Professor, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Apr 2011
Mar 2017
Associate Professor, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Apr 2007
Mar 2011
Lecturer, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Apr 2009
Mar 2010
Adjunct Lecturer, Hiroshima Shudo University
Apr 2005
Mar 2007
Lecturer (Contract), Ritsumeikan University
May 2004
Mar 2005
Adjunct Lecturer, Chubu University
Apr 2004
Mar 2005
Adjunct Lecturer, Doho University
Apr 2002
Mar 2004
Teaching Assistant, Nagoya University


Nagoya University
University of Wollongong

Books etc

"East Asian Art Culture in the Era of Globalization (7th International Conference of Eastern Aesthetics - proceedings) Yeungnam University, Korea
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART (Part:Contributor, A Comparative Study of Representations of Syphilis in Late Meiji Japan Cartoon Magazines)
Yeungnam University, Korea   Jul 2014   
Manga's Cultural Crossroads (Edited by Jaqueline Berndt and Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer)
Ronald STEWART (Part:Contributor, Manga as Schism: Kitazawa Rakuten's Resistance to "Old-Fashioned" Japan (pp.27-49))
Routledge   2013   
Salvatore Attardo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Humor Studies.
Wells, Marguerite & Stewart, Ronald (Part:Contributor, History of Humor: Premodern Japan)
Sage   Sep 2014   ISBN:9781412999090
Unexpected Encounters: Neglected histories behind the Australia-Japan relationship (edited by P. Oliver & M. Ackland)
Monash University Monash Asia Institute Press   Jan 2007   ISBN:978-1876924508

Published Papers

Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
Kritika Kultura   (24) 179-221   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Japanese political cartooning is widely considered to be weak: lacking in number and scope, and importantly, lacking in the aggression necessary to produce biting satire. A major reason for this low assessment is that the most publicly visible for...
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
The European Journal of Humour Research   2(4) 74-94   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
This paper introduces the Disaster Picture-Diary political cartoons of Asakura Yūzō which appear in the Japanese regional newspaper Fukushima Minpō. After the so-called 3.11 disaster’s triple blow of earthquake, tsunami, and multiple nuclear react...
Cartoons with Bite: Cartooning in Japan after 3.11
Global Manga Studies   5 79-114   May 2015   [Invited]
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
Comics Forum      Jun 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Contextualizing Nankivell (ナンキベルのコンテクスト化)
全318頁   2008   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
8 Feb 2016   Australasian Humour Studies Network
This paper will present analysis of internal and external political cartoon responses to Japan's March 11, 2011, or ‘3.11’ disaster, and attempt to understand some of the limits of cartoon humour in dealing with disaster. At the time of this disas...
Political Cartoon Commentary and Disasters: a Comparative Study of Japanese and US Cartoons
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
27th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies   3 Jul 2015   International Society for Humor Studies
Manga-esque in a Single Frame: An Exploration of the Bounds of Japanese "Irasuto" and Cartoons [Invited]
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
"Manga and the Manga-esque: New Perspectives to a Global Culture" (Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights Campus, Philippines)   22 Jan 2015   
Censoring Gen: an examination of attempts to remove Barefoot Gen from Japanese school libraries [Invited]
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
"Manga Futures: Institutional and Fan Approaches to Manga in Japan and Beyond" Conference (University of Wollongong, Australia)   2 Nov 2014   
A Fukushima Newspaper Cartoon Perspective: a reflection on the role of cartoonists post 3-11 (panel: Manga Representations of the 3.11 Disasters: Internal and External Perspectives) [Invited]
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
18th Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) (Sophia University, Tokyo)   22 Jun 2014   


Global Manga Studies   5 298-299   May 2015   [Invited]
“Bramlett, Frank (ed.) Linguistics and the Study of Comics (2012)” (Book Review)
Ronald Geoffrey STEWART
Humor: International Journal of Humor Research.   27(4) 689-692   Oct 2014

Research Grants & Projects

Visual Representations of Otherness in Popular Culture. English teaching methodology.