MIZUNO, Mari Professor
|Graduate School Department /Course /Field||Cultural Coexistence/Social Cultural History/Western European Culture|
|Undergraduate School||Division of Multi-Disciplinary Studies of Civilizations|
|Research areas||Literature and politics in Early Modern England|
|Keywords||Early modern England,English poetry, Colonialism, Edmund Spenser, Romance, Allegory|
|Themes|| My research interest is in the interrelationship among the various cultural elements in the early modern England. I am also interested in the intercultural encounters between the English and their others.
I always ask myself what is the academic significance of studying the Western modern civilization in a university situated at the opposite end of the world from Europe. My goal is to redefine the concepts generated in the Modern Western societies, such as "modernity" and "culture."
I am working on Edmund Spenser's colonial tract titled A View of the State of Ireland, and both its impact on, and its debt to the contemporary discourses on the Irish natural environment, landscape, agriculture and pasture. Japanese translation of the tract is my work in progress.
|Professional societies/Research and synergic activities||The English Literary Society of Japan (on Journal Editors Committee 2009-2010)
Spenser Society, Japan (Director 2003-)
International Spenser Society
The American Literary Society of Japan
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan
|Background||1977 BA Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University
1980 MA Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
1982-83 Graduate Course on Elizabethan and Jacobean Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury
1984 Completion of the Doctoral Course at Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
1985 Reserach Fellow, Otani University
1986 Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Kyoto University
1992 Associate Professor, Faculty of Integratetd Human Studies, Kyoto University
2003 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
2010 Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University