English
上智大学 
外国語学部 
英語学科 

准教授 
WILLIAMS LAURENCE 
ウィリアムズ ローレンス 
WILLIAMS LAURENCE 

 
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学位
Ph.D.  オックスフォード大学  2010/08/23 
Master of Studies  オックスフォード大学  2006/06/30 
Bachelor of Arts  オックスフォード大学  2002/07/15 

教育・研究活動状況
My research explores the interactions between travel writing and Oriental fiction in the long eighteenth century, focusing on narratives of China, Japan, and the Ottoman Empire. More recently, I have been working on nineteenth-century "globe-trotter" travel writing, particularly narratives written in the decades after the opening of Japan in the 1850s. I'm currently editing a volume on Pacific travel writing. 

研究分野
英米・英語圏文学 

研究キーワード
Travel writing 
18世紀イギリス文学 
Victorian literature 
Asia-Pacific in English Literature 

競争的資金等の研究課題
“Positioning Tokyo as Global City: Anglo-American Narratives of the New Japanese Capital, 1868–1922”  科学研究費  2018-現在 
“Chained Islands: Cultural Interactions Between Japan and Britain, 1630–1850”  科学研究費  2015-2019 
JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, “The Influence of Japan on English Literature and Culture, 1600–1780”  科学研究費  2012-2014 
The formation of modern civil society and the transition of spiritual culture in the representation of "time" in 18th century Russian literature (co-researcher)  科学研究費  2015-2018 
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著書
文学的富士山ガイド  Megumi Kato et al. (eds)  2020 
(essay in edited volume) Eastern Resonances in Early Modern England (essay on “The Manchu Invasion of Britain: Nomadic Resonances in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Chinoiserie Aesthetics, and Material Culture”)  Claire Gallien and Ladan Niayesh (editors)  Palgrave  2019 
(volume co-editor) British Romanticism in Asia: The Reception, Translation, and Transformation of Romantic Literature in India and East Asia  Alex Watson and Laurence Williams  Palgrave  2019 
(co-editor of journal special issue) Isabella Bird, Victorian Women’s Travel Writing, and Japan  Laurence Williams and Steve Clark  Special journal issue of Studies in Travel Writing, 21.1  2017 
(essay in edited volume) Eighteenth-Century Cultural Intermediaries, essay on “Navigating the Paths of Eastern Romance: The Arabian Nights in Eighteenth-Century English Descriptions of Constantinople”  Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding and Ellen R. Welch (editors)  Honoré Champion  2015 
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論文
“Working at a Japanese University: An Attractive Option for International Humanities PhDs?”  Tokyo Humanities Insights (web publication)  2019 
“Isabella Bird, Victorian Globalism, and Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1880)”  Laurence Williams and Steve Clark  Studies in Travel Writing  2017 
“‘Like the Ladies of Europe’? Female Emancipation and the ‘Scale of Civilization’ in Victorian Women’s Writing on Japan, 1840–80”  Studies in Travel Writing  2017 
“Jonathan Swift and Kaempfer’s History of Japan: The Origins of the Court and Empire of Japan (1727/8)”  Notes and Queries  2016 
(book review) Peter Kitson’s Forging Romantic China  Studies of Romanticism  2015 
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研究発表
“First Impressions of Yokohama and Tokyo for Nineteenth-Century Western Travellers”  Simul Academy, Ginza, Tokyo  2019/08 
“Steamship Tourism and the ‘Arrival Scene’ in Japan in Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives”  Aesthetics of Oceans (Seikei University, Tokyo)  2019/07 
“A Problematic Period? Teaching the Long Eighteenth Century” (presenter and session chair)  10th Annual Liberlit Conference (Seikei University, Tokyo)  2019/06 
Working at a Japanese University - advice for international students  Tokyo International Exchange Centre Career Forum  2019/02 
Introductory lecture on “Frankenstein at 200” and final roundtable  “Humanity and the Post-Human in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A 200th Anniversary Symposium (1818–2018)”  2018/10 
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受賞
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship  2012 
Canadian Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowship  2011 
Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award (UK)  2006 
John Fuller Scholarship in English, Magdalen College, Oxford  2005 
Gibbs Prize, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford  2000 
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社会活動
Advisory board, Routledge "Asia, Europe, and Global Connections" series  2020-現在 
Editorial committee, Palgrave "Asia Pacific and Literature in English" series  2019-現在 
Founding editor, "Tokyo Humanities", and co-organizer of Tokyo Humanities Cafe  2016-現在 
Editorial Committee, "Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture"  2015-現在 
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所属学協会
Southeast Asia Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies  2017-現在 
Japan Association of English Romanticism  2013-現在 
Tohoku Association for Romanticism Studies (TARS)  2012-現在 
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