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Yoshi KENMOTSU

劔持 淑, Professor, PhD in Letters

Research interests:
Nineteenth and twentieth-century English literature and British society with a focus on E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf. Her publications include Moral Dilemmas of the Middle Classes in E. M. Forster’s Novels (2003), where she investigated E. M. Forster’s critical attitude toward English middle-class values and attitudes by examining his novels and explored the moral dilemmas with which the middle-class characters were confronted. She is currently doing research on E. M. Forster’s view of the two world wars.

 

Areas of Graduate Supervision:
Contributes to teaching and/or supervision for MAs and PhDs on subjects in nineteenth and twentieth-century English literature and culture.

 

Selected Publications
“Notes”, English and Understanding the World, Eds. Yoshi Kenmotsu, Masatoshi Abe and Masaru Ogino. Okayama: Okayama University Press, 2010. 52-57, 132-134. In Japanese.

“Elizabeth Bowen’s ‘The Demon Lover’ and Wars”, Persica 37, 2010, 33-44. In Japanese.

“The History of Wars in Virginia Woolf’s ‘The Mark on the Wall’”, Bulletin of Higher Education, Okayama University 5, 2009, 55-66. In Japanese.

“Unstable Narrative in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea”, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Okayama University 22, 2006, 1-9. In Japanese.

 Moral Dilemmas of the Middle Classes in E. M. Forster’s Novels. Tokyo: Eichosha, 2003. i-ix, 1-227.

“Rickie’s Journey and the Tragic Story of King Oedipus in E. M. Forster’s The Longest Journey”, Studies in Foreign Languages & Literature Aichi University of Education 35, 2000, 227-242.

“Heirs to Howards End in E. M. Forster’s Howards End”, A Symphony of Words—Essays on English Language and Literature, Eds. Tsutomu Yamamoto, Masahiro Nakamura and Masaaki Kamiya. Tokyo: Eihosha, 1999, 227-242. In Japanese.

“The Unfair Position of Women in E. M. Forster’s Novels.” The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Okayama University 8, 1999, 29-49.

“Orientalism and E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India”, The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Okayama University 7, 1999, 41-61. In Japanese.

“The Framework of Travel and Italian Paintings in E. M. Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread and A Room with a View”, Studies in Foreign Languages & Literature Aichi University of Education 33, 1997, 1-22. In Japanese.

“Criticism and the Remains of Victorian Sense of Values in E. M. Forster’s Novels”, Bulletin of Aichi University of Education 46, 1997, 19-27. In Japanese.

“The Edwardian Middle Classes in E. M. Forster’s Howards End”, Perspectives on Words—Essays on English Language and Literature, Ed. Masahiko Kanno. Tokyo: Eihosha, 1995. 289-313.