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Global, Cultural and Language Studies
School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
+64 3 3694432
Susan’s key areas of research are modern and contemporary Japanese literature (Meiji era to present), with an emphasis on woman writers, in particular post war Japanese women writers' fiction, atomic bomb literature, and fiction by contemporary Okinawan-Japanese novelists. Her research papers and publications comprise literary analyses, in both English and Japanese, and translations of fiction, poetry and essays of a number of contemporary writers. Another area of interest is Japanese film, including animated film.