Dr Linda M. Flores
University Lecturer in Japanese Literature; Tutorial Fellow at Pembroke College
Faculty / College Address:
- Modern Japanese Literature;
- Proletarian Literature (Kobayashi Takiji, Hirabayashi Taiko, Miyamoto Yuriko);
- Women's Writing;
- Gender Theory;
- Comparative Literature;
- Atomic Bomb Writing.
At present I am working on a monograph provisionally titled "Murderous Mothers in Modern Japanese Literature". This project examines the complex relationship between motherhood and subjectivity in modern Japanese literature. It explores manifestations of the archetype of the infanticide mother in works of modern Japanese literature with a particular focus on the modern period (post Meiji (1868)), but with a comparative perspective, which draws on images in Japanese folklore and pre-modern mythology.
- Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (lecture);
- Topics in Japanese Literary Studies (MSt Course);
- Seminar on Selected Topics in Modern Japanese Literature (MSc Course in Modern Japan through the Nissan Institute).
- "Hirabayashi Taiko and Japanese Anarchism" (article under review).
- “Women in a Troubled Age: Negotiating Class and Gender in Takiji’s “Yasuko’”, in Takiji no me kara mita shintai, chiiki, kyôiku [Bodies, Regions, and Education through the Eyes of Takiji], 2008 Oxford Kobayashi Takiji Kinen Ronbunshû [Report of 2008 Kobayashi Takiji Memorial Symposium at Oxford], Ed. Ogino Fuji and the Committee of the Oxford Kobayashi Takiji Symposium Essay Collection (Otaru Shoka University and Kinokuniya: February 20, 2009).
- “Reading the Maternal Body in the Works of Hirabayashi Taiko. Proceedings of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies, vol. 5 (summer 2004): 18-32.
- Douglas N. Slaymaker, The Body in Postwar Japanese Fiction (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004). Journal of Asian Studies. Volume 66, Issue 01 (February 2007), pp. 260-262.
- Leith Morton, The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature (University of Hawai'i Press, 2009). Japan Forum. Forthcoming, August 2010.
- “’Unconventional Women’: From the Body as the Site of Domination to the Body as the Site of Expression,” by Noriko Mizuta, translated by Linda Flores, U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal English Supplement. Number 20-21 (Special Issue 2001), pp. 3-16.
- “Male and Female Androgynes,” by Fujimoto Yukari, translation co-authored by Linda Flores and Kazumi Nagaike, edited by Sharlyn Orbaugh. U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal English Supplement. Number 24, (Winter 2004), pp. 76-117.
Organiser, Kobayashi Takiji Memorial International Symposium in Oxford
Professional Service: Associate Editor, Japan Forum