(Last updated : 2017-02-06 11:19:05)
  IKOMA, Natsumi
   Professor
   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
1. 2002/07/10
Degree Acquisition
Durham University, Ph.D.
2. 1998/10~2001/09 〔Doctoral course〕, English Studies, Arts and Humanities Faculty, University of Durham, Completed,
3. 1997/04~2003/03 English Literature and Language, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kyoto University, Completed,
4. 1995/10~1996/09 〔Master degree program〕, Contemporary Literary Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University, Completed,
5. 1994/04~1997/03 English Literature and Language, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kyoto University, Completed,
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■ Professional Background
1. Master's Course, Comparative Culture Program, Graduate School, School of Arts and Sciences
2. ID Majors Major: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts
3. Doctoral Course, Ph. D. Program, Graduate School, School of Arts and Sciences
4. 2014/04~ Director, Centre for Gender Studies
5. 2010/09~2012/03 Chair, Dept. of Literary Studies, International Christian University
■ Present Specialized Fields
Gender, European literature, Literature in general (Key Word:Women's Writing,the Body,Angela Carter,Feminist Literary Theories,End of Literature,Narrative Monstrosity,Grotesque,Terrorism and Literature,Contemporary Literature) 
■ Main Course Titles
Contemporary British Literature, Feminist Theory, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies
■ Books and Articles
1. Article "Healthy" Family and Child Rearing (Single) 2016/09
2. Article Gender and modernization in Japan: An Analysis of Tayama Katai's The Quilt (Single) 2012/03
3. Article The Proustian Mystery of the Black Swan in Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffma (Single) 2008/12
4. Article Why do Japanese Ghosts have No Legs? ? Sexualized Female Ghosts and the Fear of Sexuality (Single) 2008
5. Article Impossible Love: Angela Carter and Her Analysis of the Sixties (Single) 2006/03
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■ Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2017/01/09 Inscrutable? No, Terribly Scrutable: Carter and the Japanese Signs (Fireworks: The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter) Link
2. 2016/11/12 (CGS/ICC Symposium: Liminal Existence in Art and Literature)
3. 2015/02/14 Ideal Mothers: Missing Mothers" (Idealisation of Mother: Case Studies in Japanese Literature)
4. 2014/09/26 Encounter with the Other: Angela Carter and her Investigation of Womanhood in Japan (Women Writing Across Cultures) Link
5. 2013/09/11 Toward the Emergence of New Women’s Leadership: Contemporary Japanese Society with Conflicts of Values (The 2013 CHULA Asian Heritage Forum: The Emergence and Heritage of Asian Women Intellectuals)
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■ Lectures
1. 2009/12 On Modern Witches
■ Academic Society Memberships
1. 2008~ Contemporary Women's Writing Association
■ Educational Achievements
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
1. 2006/09~2008/03 Director of International Educational Exchange
■ Professional Achievements
● Other note that should be mentioned specially on duty
1. Focuses on gender representations in modern, and contemporary literature (British and Japanese, mainly). Recently patriarchal discourses activated in crises are of my research interest. My longterm research topic is Angela Carter's literary universe.
■ Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Researcher Number
60365525