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Researcher Information

last modified:2019/10/03

Professor OYABU Kana

Faculty, Affiliation

Institute of Liberal Arts and Science

College and School Educational Field

Division of International Studies, Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies
American-British Studies Course, School of International Studies, College of Human and Social Sciences

Laboratory

General Education Hall South Wing (Wing No.1)  FAX:076-264-5993

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
University of Exeter Doctor Completed
University of Exeter (U.K.) Master Completed
Tokyo Metropolitan University Doctor Accomplished credits for doctoral program
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Doshisha University
【Degree】
Ph.D. in English
M.A. in Modern Fiction

Career

Napier University Visiting Academic(2005/03/01-2006/03/31)
University of Leeds Visiting Academic Fellow(1999/07/01-2000/01/31)
British Council Fellow(1987/10/01-)

Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society


Japan Society for Children's Literature in English
The Japanese Association for the Study of Popular Music

Award

○Fukuhara Award

Specialities

Fiction in English、European literature、Literature in general、Foreign language education

Speciality Keywords

Children's Literature, Diaspora/Immigrants, Religion and Literature

Research Themes

English Language Education

Cultural Differences in Contemporary English Literature

Cultural Diversity in Contemporary British Theatre

British Contemporary Children's Literature

Books

  •  John Bintliff Craftwork Noh-Play: Autumnal Entertainment 2012/09
  •  Women--The Works of Sara Chiharu 1994/04
  •  World/Present/Literature File of Authors 226-227 1996

Papers

  •  Migrant Children in Etsuko Shindo’s Searning for a Cat in Istanbul Kana Oyabu IBBY2018 Proceeding 2018
  •  Multiple Narratives in Searching for a Cat in Istanbul Kana Oyabu 23 173-189 2019/03/29
  •  Investigating the demands on students of English Medium Instruction (EMI) courses to better focus English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses Dale Brown, Michiko Yaguchi, Mami Kanno, Lewis Murray, Kana Oyabu Forum of Foreign Language Education 13 17-40 2019/03/29
  •  STEM Education in English: A Case Study of a Japanese Technical College Nagwa Fekri Rashed, Kana Oyabu The Asian Conference on Education 2017:Official Proceedings 2017 1-18 2017/10/11
  •  Effects of English Medium Instruction on Students’ Learning Outcomes in Science: A Case Study at a College of Technology Nagwa Fekri RASHED, Masashi HASHIMOTO, Kana OYABU Forum of Language Instroctors  12 5-14 2018/03/30

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  •  A Statistical Analysis of Liberal Arts English Course Grading Practices at a Japanese National University: Towards More Equitable Grading  Masashi Hashimoto, Dale Brown, Lewis Murray, Kana Oyabu Forum of Language Instructors 12 15-32 2018/03/30
  •  Praying for the Culprit:How Amish Children's Literature Prepares Readers to Forgive Evildoers Kana Oyabu Studies of Language and Culture 20 157-178 2016
  •  Developing English Language Course to Foster Negotiation Skills Yukiko Kazumi, Kana Oyabu 9 169-185 2011
  •  Implementation of Government Course of Study in English Classroom at Four Ishikawa Prefectural High Schools Kaori Burkart, Kana Oyabu, and Lewis Murray Foram of Language Instroctors  10 57-66 2016
  •  Active Learning Methods: Classroom Practises in a Japanese Liberal Education English Course Kana Oyabu Foram of Language Instroctors vol.9 9 51-67 2015 
  •  Teaching English in English--A Preliminary Study into non-Native English-speaking Teachers' Decision in Using English as the Language of Instruction 1 26-36 2007/03
  •  Teaching College Education in English: An Analysis of Teacher Training Courses on Teaching in English, and Their Effectiveness in Real Classroom Settings 5 62-81 2011/03
  •  The Treatment of Muslim and Other Characters in Muslim Children's Literature in English Studies of Language and Culture 14 121-143 2010/03
  •  A Preliminary Study on the Themes of Amish Children's Literature: Recurrent THemes in Children's Section Stories in Family Life 15 127-138 2011/03
  •  Writing and Identity in Timothy Mo's The Redundancy of Courage 金沢大学外国語教育研究センター紀要『言語文化論叢』 2 131-158 1998/03
  •  A Note on the Treatment of Music in Hanif Kureishi\'s The Black Album 3 199-2 1999/03
  •  Heart of Darkness and Modes of Perception Metropolitan 36 20-39 1992
  •  Women and Men in John Fowles' Novels Meropolitan 31 98-129 1987
  •  Stevens' 'Unhomely Home--Prpfession as Home in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remain of the Day Studies in Language and Culture 9 27-40 2005/03
  •  The Representation of Non-Moslem Worlds in Contemporary Islamic Children's Literature in English 2009
  •  The Satanic Verses and Migrants' Language Metropolitan 33 11-34 1989
  •  Becoming Conscious Between Physical and Mental Axes:A Reading of D.H.Lawrence's The Rainbow Metropolitan 37 1-37 1993
  •  Literature of Anti-Expression:Theory and Practice in Contemporary Far-Eastern British Novels 72 2  344 1996
  •  Music in Contemporary Literature in English 78 2 240 2002/05
  •  A Far Eastern Dream: On Kazuo Ishiguro's Pale View of Hills 金沢大学外国語教育研究センター紀要『言語文化論叢』 1 187-208 1997/03
  •  Yoking the Worlds: The Novel of Buchi Emecheta Metropolitan 34 66-92 1990
  •  Process Based Assessment and Achievement Based Assessment 2007
  •  A Report on Intercultural Communication class at Kanazawa University 8 13-20 2004
  •  Intercultural Experience through a joint class of Japanese and International students 7  45-58 2003/03
  •  Contemporary Issues in British Higher Education--Perspectives from 2005 HEA and SRHE conferences Stuies of Language and Culture 10 93-108 2006/03
  •  Power Relationship in Contemporary Islamic Children's Literature in English The 18th Biennial Congress of IRSCL 2008/08
  •  Change of Life, Change of Tone--Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World Studies of Language and Culture 8 73-97 2004/03
  •  The Use of Monkey Motif as a Representation of a Silence Culture in Timothy Mo's The Monkey King 金沢大学外国語教育研究センター紀要『言語文化論叢』 5 115-142 2001/03
  •  A Note on the Treatment of Music in Hanif Kureighi's The Black Album 金沢大学外国語教育研究センター紀要『言語文化論叢』 3 199-209 1999/03

Conference Presentations

  • Silence of Mix-parentage Child Characters in Japanese Children's Literature(conference:International Research Society for Children's Literature World Congress 2019 (IRSCL 2019))(2019/08/16)
  • Similarity in Amish and Japanese Mind and Lifestyle: Zen and Amish(conference:Amish Conference 2019)(2019/06/07)
  • Teaching How to Use Sources in EAP Courses in a Japanese University(conference:EAP Conference 2019)(2019/03/04)
  • Migrant Children in Stories of Etsuko Shindo(conference:IBBY 2018 Congress)(2018/08/30)
  • STEM Education in English: A Case Study of a Japanese Technical College(conference:The Asian Conference on Education 2017)(2017/10/21)

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  • Amish Youths in Media, SNS, and Literary Texts(conference:IRSCL(International Research Society of Children's Literature) 2017 Congress )(2017/08/01)
  • Power Relationship in Contemporary Islamic Children's Literature in English(conference:18th Congress of International Research Society for Children's Literature)(2007)
  • Problem-Solving in “Can You Help Me?” in Young Companion (conference:Amish 2016)(2016/06/10)
  • Praying for the Culprit: Forgiveness in Amish-themed children’s literature (conference:The Child and the Book 2015 (11th International Conference) )(2015/03/28)
  • Health Issues in Family Life(conference:Amish America 2013)(2013)
  • Representation of Girls in Amish Children's Literature(conference:Gender and Children's Literature (Symposium))(2013)
  • Moslem-Themed English Language Children's Literature in Britain(conference:2011 Annual General Meeting of Japan Society for Children's Literature in English )(2011/11/19)
  • Developing English Language Courses to Foster Negotiation Skills(conference:26th Chubu Regional Meeting of JACET)(2011)
  • Transgression as Rumspringa theme in Amish Children's Literature(conference:20th Congress of International Research Society of Children's Literature (IRSCL))(2010)
  • Music in Contemporary English Language Literature(conference:73rd Annual General Meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan)(2001)
  • Nature and Environment in Islamic Children's Literature(2014/11/28)
  • Children's Literature about a Religious Community:The Reception of Amish-themed Children's Literature(2014/09/28)
  • Silence of mix-parentage child characters in Japanese children's literature(conference:IRSCL 2019)(2019/08/16)

Arts and Fieldwork

Patent

Theme to the desired joint research

○Children's Literature

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「アーミッシュ・コミュニティーを題材とする児童文学の作品分析と受容研究」(2016-2019) 
○「アーミッシュとイスラム系児童文学にみる宗教的世界観の構築と受容」(2011-2014) 
○「交渉教育理論を適用した英語教育の教材開発」(2006-)
○「現代イスラム系英語児童文学の現状と作品に見るイスラム・非イスラム世界のかかわり」(2007-2009) 
○「現代イギリス「英語小説」における音楽--その意義と扱われ方--」(2002-2004) 
○「交渉教育理論を適用した英語教育の教材開発研究」(2009-2011) 
○「現代イギリス演劇(Livewriting)における異文化の表象-現代英小説との比較-」(1997-) 

Classes (Bachelors)

○English I(2017)
○English III(2017)
○English Seminar(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2017)
○English Seminar(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2017)
○English III(2017)
○English I(2017)
○English I(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2016)
○English III(2016)
○English III(2016)
○English I(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2016)
○English I(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Seminar in Children's Literature and Gender 1(2017)
○Lecture on Intercultural Representations and Gender 1(2017)
○Seminar in Intercultural Representations and Gender(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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