"Amateur, Professional, Passionate, Useless: The Humanities and Those Who Teach Them"
Myles Chilton studied English literature at the University of Toronto, then received an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago in the History of Culture. Since 2012, he has been a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Nihon University.
Previously, his research focused on relationships between contemporary world literature and global cities. His recent work, focused on the pedagogy of literature, yielded the book English Studies Beyond the ‘Center’: Teaching Literature and the Future of Global English (Routledge, 2016).
Sheila Cliffe is Professor at Jumonji Gakuen Women's University, Japan. She has lectured at conferences, museums and events in Japan, England, Hawaii and Korea, and she is one of the first non-native Japanese people to hold an official kimono dressing and teaching licence.
Barnaby Ralph (Seikei University)
"Maki Ishii and the Japanese Avant-Garde"
Barnaby Ralph is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and American Literature at Seikei University, Tokyo.
Aki Toyoyama (Kindai University)
"Majolica Fever from Japan: The National Landscape in Colonial India"
Aki Toyoyama is Lecturer in Global Studies at Kindai University.
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