Personnel Information

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MASUNAGA Toshikazu

Title
Professor
Research Fields, Keywords
American Literature and Culture
Research Outline
Toshikazu Masunaga focuses on 19th century American literature and culture in his research, particularly on Nathaniel Hawthorne and his works. He investigates the middle ground between the literary expressions and the historical background of each work, which consists of the social, economic, and political context in secular history.
He is the author of Allegories Deconstructed: Essays on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Works (Eihosha, 2004), and the editor in chief of The American Renaissance Today (Shohakusha, 2007), both of which have been highly evaluated by several academic journals and book review columns. He has also contributed articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne's works to several research books.
He is now especially interested in the development of tourism in early 19th century America as one of the most spectacular cultural phenomena and its impact on literary works of the day.

Studying abroad experiences 【 display / non-display

  • Name of institution: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Name of job or career: Visting Scholar
    Study abroad period: 2013.08 - 2014.07

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Ph.D. in American Literature
    Classified degree field:Literature in English
    Degree awarding institution:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Acquisition way:Thesis
    Date of acquisition:2006.06

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University School of Economics
    Career:Professor
    Duties period:1996.04 -

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Language, Communication, and Culture-Faculty
    Career:Professor
    Duties period:2005.04 -

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliated academic society:The American Literature Society of Japan

    Academic country located:JAPAN

  • Affiliated academic society:Modern Language Association (MLA)

    Academic country located:UNITED STATES

  • Affiliated academic society:The Japanese Association for American Studies

    Academic country located:JAPAN

  • Affiliated academic society:The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan

    Academic country located:JAPAN

  • Affiliated academic society:The English Literary Society of Japan

    Academic country located:JAPAN

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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):History of Europe and America

 

Thesis for a degree 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: Japanese
    Title of paper: Allegories Deconstructed: Essays on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Works
    Date of degree awarded: 2006.06
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu MASUNAGA

    Co-author classification: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: Japanese
    Title of paper: The Old Edifice and the Icon: Hawthorne's Professional Manner of Writing (1)
    Publication title: Language and Culture  (25)  (p.77 - 90)
    Date of issue: 2022.03
    Name of author(s): MASUNAGA, Toshikazu

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Written language: Japanese
    Title of paper: Relics Tell Stories: On His Motif and Literary Expression in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Historical Romances
    Publication title: eX: Essays on Language and Culture  (11)  (p.67 - 90)
    Date of issue: 2019.03
    Name of author(s): MASUNAGA, Toshikazu

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Beyond the American Landscape: Tourism and the Significance of Hawthorne's Travel Sketches
    Publication title: The Japanese Journal of American Studies  (27)  (p.1 - 19)
    Date of issue: 2016.06
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu Masunaga

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):History of Europe and America, Literature in English, Aesthetics and studies on art

  • Written language: Japanese
    Title of paper: Up the Hudson: The Development of Tourism in 19th Century America and Cultural Impact
    Publication title: Essays on Language and Culture  (9)  (p.33 - 49)
    Date of issue: 2015.03
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu Masunaga

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English, History of Europe and America

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Age of Science and "The Birth-Mark"
    Publication title: Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review  (15)  (p.79 - 92)
    Date of issue: 2011.02
    Name of author(s): MASUNAGA Toshikazu

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: Japanese
    Book Title: The American Renaissance Today
    Publisher's name: Shohakusha Co.Ltd.
    Date of issue: 2007.11
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu MASUNAGA, Atsuko ODA, Hitomi NABAE, Takuya NISHITANI, Takaaki NIWA, Keiko NISHIYAMA, Reiko MAEKAWA

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Form of book: Editor
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Written language: Japanese
    Book Title: The Pendulum of the Republic: The Dynamism of the American Literature
    Publisher's name: Eihosha Co. Ltd.
    Date of issue: 2004.08
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu MASUNAGA

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Pages responsible: "The House Keeps Standing: The Course of the Spirit of Capitalism in The House of the Seven Gables"
    Form of book: Joint Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Written language: Japanese
    Book Title: Allegories Deconstructed: Essays on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Works
    Publisher's name: Eihosha Co. Ltd.
    Date of issue: 2004.03
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu MASUNAGA

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Form of book: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Written language: Japanese
    Book Title: Lights and Shadows of British and American Literature and English Language
    Publisher's name: Kyoto Shugakusha
    Date of issue: 1998.03
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu MASUNAGA

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Pages responsible: "The Birth of Alienation: A Study of the Harshness in 'The Gentle Boy "
    Form of book: Joint Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Written language: Japanese
    Book Title: Hidden Motives: Motifs and Creativity of Anglo-American Author
    Publisher's name: Nanundo Co.Ltd.
    Date of issue: 1996.07
    Name of author(s): Toshikazu MASUNAGA

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Pages responsible: The Rise of the Individual: Hawthorne's Sense of Times in The Scarlet Letter"
    Form of book: Contributor
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

Review Papers,Investigation Report 【 display / non-display

  • Written language:Japanese
    Title of review paper:Writer as a Profession: Four first editions of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Major Works
    Publisher's name :Kwansei Gakuin University Library
    Publication title:Kwansei Gakuin University Library Bullitain, Tokeidai  (90)  (p.2 - 8)
    Date of issue:2022.04
    Name of author(s):MASUNAGA, Toshikazu

    Type of publication:Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification:Single Work

  • Written language:Japanese
    Title of review paper:Hitoshi Matsuzaka, A Study of Hawthorne: Myth, Legend, and History
    Publisher's name :The English Literary Society of Japan
    Publication title:Studies in English Literature, Vol. XC December 2013  (90)
    Date of issue:2013.12
    Name of author(s):Toshikazu MASUNAGA

    Type of publication:Book review and document introduction, etc.
    Co-author classification:Single Work

  • Written language:English
    Title of review paper:(書評)Lawrence Raw, Adapting Nathaniel Hawthorne to the Screen: Forging New Worlds(Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2008)
    Publisher's name :日本ナサニエル・ホーソーン協会
    Publication title:『フォーラム』  (14)
    Date of issue:2009.03
    Name of author(s):MASUNAGA Toshikazu

    Type of publication:Book review and document introduction, etc.
    Co-author classification:Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

  • Written language:English
    Title of review paper:Hawthorne's Politics: Political Power Shift and the Dynamics of the Gaze
    Publisher's name :日本ナサニエル・ホーソーン協会
    Publication title:NHSJ Newsletter  (27)  (p.3)
    Date of issue:2009.02
    Name of author(s):MASUNAGA Toshikazu

    Type of publication:Summary of the papers read (national conference and other science council)
    Co-author classification:Single Work

  • Written language:English
    Title of review paper:Toshikazu Masunaga ed, The American Renaissance Today, Tokyo: Shohakusha, 2007
    Publisher's name :日本アメリカ文学会
    Publication title:The Journal of the American Literature Society of Japan  (7)  (p.62 - 63)
    Date of issue:2009.02
    Name of author(s):MASUNAGA Toshikazu

    Type of publication:Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification:Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Literature in English

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Presentation (Written) language: Japanese
    Conference Name: The Nathaniel Hawthorne Sciety of Japan, 27th Annual Meeting
    Conference classification: Internal meeting
    Meeting period: 2008.05
    Form of presentation: Symposium, Workshop, Panelist (nomination)
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification): Literature in English

 
 
 

Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliated academic society:The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan
    Position, Role:Society Director
    Period:2008.05 - 2017.05

  • Affiliated academic society:The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan
    Position, Role:Moderator for research presentation, KGU Umeda Campus
    Period:2015.09

  • Affiliated academic society:The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan
    Position, Role:Editor in chief of the Journal of NHSJ, "Forum"
    Period:2011.05 - 2013.05

  • Affiliated academic society:The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan
    Position, Role:Chief of the Secretariat of NHSJ
    Period:2009.05 - 2011.05

  • Affiliated academic society:The American Literature Society of Japan
    Position, Role:Councilor of ALSJ, Kansai Chapter
    Period:2009.04 - 2011.03

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Social Activity Outside the University 【 display / non-display

  • Activity name:Open Seminar sponsered by Graduate School of Language, Communication, and Culture, KGU
    Period:2016.01

    Activity description:Lecture Title: "Discover America: The Development of Tourism in Early 19th Century America and Its Impact on American Culture"

  • Activity name:Exhortation for KGU Religious Activities, " 'Mastery for Service': What should we serve for?
    Period:2011.12

  • Activity name:Joint session for both high school and university students to enhance the understanding of the USA
    Period:2009.08

    Activity description:Joint session for both high school students and KGU students to enhance the understanding of the USA.

  • Activity name:Special Lecture for Seniror Citizens Sponsered by Nishinomiya City: "Miyamizugakuen Master Course"
    Period:2008.05 - 2008.09

    Activity description:Lectures on American history and culture for senior citizens of Nishinomiya city.