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Hisao Oshima Last modified date:2017.05.23



Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://giant.aid.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/
This site presents the research and educational activities of the Oshima laboratory and seminar as well as Hypertext Reading Circle. .
Phone
092-553-4468
Fax
092-553-4468
Academic Degree
Master of Arts
Field of Specialization
Drama Study
Outline Activities
The current target of my research is to explore the intertextual relationship between the Elizabethan drama, especially plays of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, and the discourses of religious and class conflicts of the Elizabethan society. I led and leading the researches [JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)]: "A Study on Receptions of The Tempest: Text, Discourse, and Intertextuality" (18520216 from 2006-7) and "An Intertextual Study on the Reception of Shakespeare in Films" (22520252 from 2010-13), publishing their findings in Shakespearean international conferences in Prague and Porto in 2011. I have started a new project, "An Intertextual Study of the Visual Reception of Shakespeare in the Victorian Age" (16K02453 from 2016 to2020). Related with this project, I presented a seminar paper in the Quadrircentennial World Shakespeare Congress after his death at Stratford and London in 2016. As I teach the "Culture of Drama" course, my research extends to the comparative cultural study on the shapes and functions of drama culture and theaters (such as the National Theatre and the New Globe in London, Hakata Theater and Kaho Theater in Fukuoka, for example) in local areas and cities, especially in Japan and England. In recent years, the focus of my research is on drama theories, and a research project on Shakespeare's intertextual reception in Japan is in progress, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, as mentioned above. My current research theme is the reception of Shakespeare in Akira Kurosawa's Shakespearean works and other genre films as well as in modern Japanese productions directed by Yukio Ninagawa, Tadashi Suzuki, Mansai Nomura, and Yoshihiro Kurita. As for my educational activities, I teach the courses, "Culture of Drama" and "Graduation Thesis Seminar," and ESL classes ("General English" & "Academic Writing") and "Core Seminar." In the Graduate School of Design, I teach "Dramaturgy and Drama Theories" and supervise graduate students writing a master thesis. I have been a member of Entrace Examination Committee at the department, graduate school, and the university. I was a member of the Academic Committee from 2008 to 2011. As for my social activities, I presided over "Hypertext Reading Circle" for our staff, students, and citizens until March 2007; I also endeavor to promote and enhance the local drama culture through citizen-targeted drama education (I held an Open Lecture for citizens, "Drama and Crown in the Age of Shakespeare" in the past, and designed a lecture concert "Midsummernight Shakespeare" at Okagaki in which I also played the role of lecturer) and research of local drama cultures as well as "Theater Experience" classes in the "Culture of Drama" course. I held Open Lectures for Citizens, "Enjoy Shakespeare in Films" in 2012, "Enjoy Shakespeare on Stage" in 2013, "Enjoy Shakespeare through Kurosawa's Films" and "The Performing Culture Revived by Gramophone" (Reported by newspaper, radio and TV) in 2014, "Enjoy Shakespeare through Opera" and "The Performing Culture Revived by Gramophone" in 2015.
Research
Research Interests
  • The Intertextuality of the Visual Reception of Shakespeare in the Victorian Age
    keyword : Shakespeare, Visual Reception, Intertextuality, Victorian Age
    2016.04~2020.03This research aims to explore and study the reception of Shakespeare's dramatic works in films, especially of 1950s, from the intertextual point of view , and to establish critical methods to understand the intertextual reception of Shakespeare in the later ages..
  • Shakespeare and Genre Films: A Study of the Intertextual Reception of Shakespeare
    keyword : Shakespeare, Genre Films, Intertextuality, Reception
    2008.01~2015.03This research aims to explore and study the reception of Shakespeare's dramatic works in films, especially of 1950s, from the intertextual point of view , and to establish critical methods to understand the intertextual reception of Shakespeare in the later ages..
  • The Locality of the Culture of Drama
    keyword : Culture of Drama, Theater, City, Rural Area, Facilities of Art and Culture
    2008.04~2015.03This study aims to research the theaters in Fukuoka, Chikuho, Sado and other places, and explore their social and cultural fuctions in their urban / rural areas..
  • Intertextual Study on Visual Reception of Shakespeare
    keyword : Shakespeare Visual Reception, Intertextuality
    2015.04~2021.03This study aims to research the theaters in Fukuoka Prefecture, and explore their social and cultural fuctions in their urban / rural areas..
  • An Intertextual Study on the Reception of "The Tempest"
    keyword : The Tempest, Intertextuality, Reception
    2005.01~2015.12This project research, in cooperation with 3 other researchers, aims to explore as a case study the reception of "The Tempest" from the intertextual point of view, and then to establish a critical method to understand the intertextual reception of Shakespeare..
  • Study of the Culture of Performing Arts in the Taisho and Showa Periods through Gramophone
    keyword : Culture of Performing Arts, Taisho, Showa, Gramophone
    2014.04~2024.03This study aims to research the theaters in Fukuoka Prefecture, and explore their social and cultural fuctions in their urban / rural areas..
Current and Past Project
  • This research project, funded by "Fundamental Research (C) of Science and Technology" aims to study the important functions of sight and visual aspects in the
    Victorian reception of Shakespearean plays, analysing the pictures about Shakespeare actors and stage scenes.
  • This research project, funded by "Fundamental Research (C) of Science and Technology" aims to study the intertextual reception of Shakespearean plays in adaptation films, focusing on the after-war entertainment genre films such as Westerns and gang films.
  • This research project, funded by "Fundamental Research (C) of Science and Technology", in cooperation of four other university researchers, aims to study the receptions of "The Tempest" from the intertextual point of view, and then to establish a critical methodology to understand Shakespeare intertextually.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Tobias Doering, Virginia Mason Vaughan, Nandini Das, Ruru Li, Andrew Moran, John Mucciolo, Hisao Oshima, Miguel Ramalhete Gomes, N. Amos Rothschild, Simon John Ryle, Eckart Voigts-Virchow, Natascha Wanninger, Donna Woodford-Gormley, Mimi Yiu, Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, Vol. 29 (2013): Critical and Cultural Transformations: Shakespeare's "The Tempest" - 1611 to the Present, Narr Verlag, 2013.09.
2. Study Guide for Readers of Shakespeare.
Reports
1. 大島 久雄, Book Review: Susan Bennett and Christie Carson, eds., "Shakespeare Beyond English: A Global Experiment" (Cambridge UP, 2013), "Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance" vol. 14, 2016.10.
2. Performance Review: "The Tempest" by Yamanote-Jijosha, [URL].
3. 大島 久雄, Performance Review: "The Tempest" by Yamanote-Jijosha, Shakespeare Studies Vol. 53 (Shakespeare Society of Japan), 2016.03.
4. 大島 久雄, Book Review "Janet Clare, 'Shakespeare's Stage Traffic: Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre'", Shakespeare Studies Vol. 52 (Shakespeare Society of Japan), 2015.03.
5. A Study on Receptions of "The Tempest": Text, Discourse, and Intertextuality.
Papers
1. "The Nation Vanquished, but Mountains and Rivers Remain" -- The Intertextuality of After-war Japan in "Kumonosujo" --.
2. The Discourse of Religious Conflicts and its Apocalyptic Rhetoric in "The Lamentation of a Christian against the City of London".
3. "Massacre at Paris" and the Discourses of Religious Conflicts and Kingship.
4. 大島久雄, The Ovidian Fire Metaphor in Marlowe's "Hero and Leander", 日本英文学会九州支部『九州英文学研究』, 第10号, 1-25頁, 1993.03.
Presentations
1. Hisao Oshima, Tadashi Suzuki's "King Lear" and the Japanese Architecture, 2016 World Shakespeare Congress: Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare , 2016.08.01, [URL].
2. Hisao Oshima, A Psychological Study of Christopher Marlowe's Manipulation of the Audience Response in "The Jew of Malta", 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, 2015.06.28, [URL].
3. Hisao Oshima, Japanese Stage Representations of Travels in Shakespeare's Plays in the Romance Tradition, Inaugural Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association, 2014.05.17.
4. Hisao Oshima, A Psychological Study of the After-war Intertextuality of Akira Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood", 30th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, 2013.06.28, [URL].
5. Hisao Oshima, Psychological Effects of Shakespearean Performances in Japan after the 3.11 Tsunami, 29th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, 2012.07.04, [URL].
6. Shipwrecks in the Kabuki Style: "The Tempests" in Japan, [URL].
7. "Ninagawa Tempest" and the Japanese Tradition of Shakespearean Adaptation: Prospero, Shakespeare, and Zeami in Sado Island, [URL].
8. The Intertextuality of the Shakespearean Reception in Genre Films of the Post-war Decade -- From "My Darling Clementine" to "The Bad Sleeps Well" --.
9. Ninagawa's Intertextual and Intercultural Uses of Geography and History in his Production of "The Tempest".
10. The Throne of Blood and Kurosawa's Intertextual Transplantation of Macbeth.
11. The Tempest and the Master-Servant Discourse.
12. Reading "The Tempest": Introduction "Text and Intertextuality".
Membership in Academic Society
  • Asian Shakespeare Association
  • Psychology and Art
  • Japanese Association of Drama
  • Japanese Association of Shakespeare
  • Japanese Association of English Literature
  • Japanese Association of English Literature, Kyushu Branch
Educational
Other Educational Activities
  • 2006.09.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
As for my social activities, I presided over "Hypertext Reading Circle" for our staff and students and cititzens until March 2007; I also endeavor to promote and enhance the local drama culture through citizen-targeted drama education (I held open lectures for citizens: "Drama and Crown in the Age of Shakespeare" and Tokyo Midtown Design Touch: "City and Drama: Designs in Shakespeare and Kabuki") and research of local drama cultures as well as "Theater Experience" classes in the "Culture of Drama" course and a lecture concert, "Midsummernight Shakespeare" at Okagaki. I played the role of lecturer in "Enjoy Shakespeare through Films" (2012), "Enjoy Shakespeare on Stage" (2013), "Enjoy Shakespeare through Kurosawa's Films" (2014) and "Enjoy the Performing Culture of the Taisho and Showa Periods through Gramophones" (2014), which was reported by newspaper, radio and TV. In 2015 and 2016, I offered public lectures on Shakespeare and gramophone and participated as a lecturer in lectures held by Kyushu University Museum. NHK reported on my study on gramophone in Fukuoka, Kyushu, and all Japan. I try to promote international research relationships, playing the role of leader in Professor McLuskie's seminar at Kyoto in 2006, and attending the 2006 Shakespeare World Congress at Brisbane in Australia, the 2007 7th Triennial Shakespeare Congress of Southern Africa (Rhodes University), the Inaugural Conference of the Asian Shakespeare (National Taiwan University) in 2014, the 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts (Malta University) in 2015, and Quadricentennial World Shakespeare Congress (Shakespeare Institute & London Univ.) in 2016..