Lyle De Souza

Dr. Lyle De Souza is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Kyoto Notre Dame University and a JSPS KAKENHI Researcher at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University. His current research project 'Nikkei Global Literature: Diaspora, Race, Identity & Belonging' combines his interdisciplinary expertise across the humanities (literary theory, cultural studies) and social sciences (Japanese Studies, sociology). His work aims to improve understanding of minority identities through analysis of processes of racialisation.

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Research featured on JSPS Researchers Network https://www-jsps-net.jsps.go.jp/membersvoice

Book chapter published on popular fiction in Japan in the Handbook of Japanese Media and Popular Culture in Transition. It is only available in print in Japan right now but it will be available as an ebook and in print worldwide by the end of the summer. https://www.mhmjapandocuments.com/copy-of-handbook-of-confucianism-in-j

Commentator with Prof. Akio Tanabe (Tokyo Uni) at a symposium organised by Prof. Yasuko Takezawa (Kyoto Uni) at Kyoto University on 16 November, 2019. https://race.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/2019/uncategorized/international-seminar-racialization-multiple-modalities-of-invisibility-november-16-at-kyoto/

Presented a paper 'Translingual Triangulation: Code-switching, Translation, and Silence in Contemporary Canadian Nikkei Novels' on 29 September at Kobe University as an invited speaker for the 30th Anniversary International Forum of the Asian American Literature Association in Japan.

Lectured on 6/7 Aug at Kobe University on 'Socio-Cultural Perspectives on the Humanities' as a guest lecturer on Professor Hideyuki Yamamoto's 'Summer English Lectures in Humanities' course.

Discussant at The 14th Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture: “Passport regulations and the cross-border mobility in the Japanese empire” by Dr. Takahiro Yamamoto on 28 March, 2019 at Kyoto University. https://www.oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/overseas-centers/eu/en/news/20190319_8017/

Presented a paper "The Blossoming of Nikkei Australian Literature" on 25 March, 2019 at the Kyoto University Tokyo Office as part of the Open Seminar "Japanese Diaspora Literature and Memory of War - From the Cases of the USA and Australia". Link.

Research featured on Kyoto University website (English) https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/research/research_results/2018/180731_3.html

Lectured on 4 November, 2018 to members of the Genius Table. http://geniustable.com

Research featured on Kyoto University website (Japanese) http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/research/research_results/2018/180731_3.html

Presented paper 'Japanese Australian Cultural Memory and Belonging in Masako Fukui’s "When Blossoms Fall"' on 29 July at the Uzumasa Campus of Kyotogakuen University as an invited speaker for the 134th meeting of the Asian American Literature Association in Japan.

Article published: ‘'The Ambivalent Model Minority: Japanese-Canadians and Canadian Multiculturalism’. The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9:1 (31 July, 2018), pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.14431/omnes.2018.07.8.3.1

Lectured on 10 Aug at Kobe University on 'Japaneseness in the Transpacific Space' as a guest lecturer on Professor Hideyuki Yamamoto's 'Summer English Lectures in Humanities' course.

Presented paper 'Japanese Australian Cultural Memory and Belonging in Masako Fukui’s "When Blossoms Fall"' on 29 July at the Uzumasa Campus of Kyotogakuen University as an invited speaker for the 134th meeting of the Asian American Literature Association in Japan.

Lectured on 16 May at Kyoto University on 'Japaneseness in the Transpacific Space' as a guest lecturer on Professor Yasuko Takezawa's course 'Race & Ethnicity' (Sociology - Special Lectures).

Article published: ‘Rooted-transnationalism and the Representational Function of Food in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms’. Contemporary Japan, 29:2 (7 July, 2017), pp. 132-147. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18692729.2017.1351023?af=R&journalCode=rcoj20

Interview published: Lyle De Souza was interviewed for JSPS Quarterly (PDF) spring 2017, number 59.

Banner photo: Speaking at the 2016 Tokyo Orientation for JSPS Fellows.