Associate Professor TINK James

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My short biography

I was born in England and grew up in London. I majored in English literature and history and defended a Ph.D. thesis on English literature of the 17th century. Before joining Tohoku University, I gave lectures in various universities in Tokyo. In my free time I like to study Japanese history and go sightseeing.

  • Research, History
  • Books, papers, etc.
  • Courses
    General Education: English C
    Undergraduate: English Literature and Linguistics (Introductory Reading); English Literature (Reading)
    Graduate: English Literature (Advanced Seminar)
    Personal History
    1989 Graduated from the University of East Anglia
    1999 Completed the doctoral program in English literature at the University of Sussex
    2004-2007 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
    2007-2010 Associate Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Women’s Christian University
    2010 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University (current position)
    Ph.D.(English Literature)
    English Literature; Literary Theory
    Research Subject
    Early modern English literature, including works by Shakespeare and Milton;
    English poetry and poetics;
    English literature in the 20th century
    Shakespeare; English poetry; literary criticism; literary theory
    American Comparative Literature Association; Asian Shakespeare Association; International Shakespeare Association; The English Literary Society of Japan; The Shakespeare Society of Japan; Tohoku Association for Romantic Studies
  • Books
    Seeing Animals After Derrida, Rowan and Littlefield, 2017 (editor; with Sarah Bezan)
    Academic Papers
    "Strangers, Citizens and Saints in Shakespeare's London," in London and Literature: 1603-1901, Eds. Barnaby Ralph, Angela Kikue Davenport, and Yui Nakatsuma, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, 1-16
    "The Pieties of the Death Sentence in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go," n Parallax 78, 2016, 22-36
    "Staging Timon of Athens in the Downturn," in Shakespeare Studies (Korea), vol. 50, no. 5, 2015, 1-15
    "Active and Contemplative Labour in The Tempest" in Prismatic Shakespeare from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century, Kinseido, 2013, 76-88