UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Susan Bouterey

Global, Cultural and Language Studies; School of Language, Social and Political Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Atomic bomb literature
  • Modern and contemporary Japanese literature
  • Okinawan-Japanese novelists
  • Post-war Japanese women writers’ fiction
  • Japanese film

Researcher Summary

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.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Prizes and Awards

  • Ryukyu University, Okinawa, Japan ( 2014 - 2015)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Authored Books
  • Bouterey, S. (2011) Medoruma Shun no Sekai/Okinawa: Rekishi, Kioku, Monogatari (The World/Okinawa of Medoruma Shun: History, Memory, Narrative). Tokyo: Kageshobo.
  • Bouterey, S. and Hashizume, B. (1997) (booklet) Fellow Humans! Let us Foster Love & Wisdom - From Hiroshima. Tokyo: Hashizume Bun (private publication).
Edited Volumes
  • Bouterey, S., Ji, FY., Lin, JH. and Liu, XH. (Ed.) (2013) East Meets West: Cultures, Literatures and Languages in the Global Age. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group.
  • Ji, FY., Lin, JH. and Bouterey, S. (Ed.) (2011) Cultural Interactions and Interpretations in a Global Age. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
Chapters
  • Bouterey, S. (2014) Yokuatsu sareta kioku no kaiki: Medoruma Shun no "Mabuigumi" o yomu. In Ikue Kina (Ed.), Okinawa Jendā-gaku 1:"Dentō" e no Apurōchi: 183-200. Tokyo: Otsuki Shoten.
  • Bouterey, S. (2012) Medoruma Shun no Mabuigumi o Jendā no shiten kara yomu. In Kenkyūjo, RDKO (Ed.), Okinawa ni okeru Jendāgaku no rironka to gakujutsuteki jissen: Okinawa Jendāgaku no sōshutsu, Gender Studies in Okinawa: 71-82. Naha: International Institute for Okinawan Studies.
  • Ji, FY. and Bouterey, S. (2011) Introduction. In Ji, FY, Lin, JH, Bouterey, S (Ed.), Cultural Interactions and Interpretations in a Global Age: 7-16. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Bouterey, S. (2010) Okinawa shakai to bungaku wo kangaeru: Medoruma Shun no 'Mabuibuigumi' o chūshin ni. In Isobe, A (Ed.), Higashi Ajia Shuppan Bunka Kenkyū Hoshizukuyo: 341-349. Tokyo: Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkōkai Ajia Afurika Gakujutsu Kiban Keisei Jigyō.
  • Bouterey, S., Choi, G., Kon, I. and Voytischek, E. (2010) Gaikokujin Kenkyūsha ga mita Kūru Japan/Nihon Bunka: Shuppan Bunka no Shiten kara. In Isobe, A (Ed.), Higashi Ajia Shuppan Bunka Kenkyū Hoshizukuyo: 3-31. Tokyo: Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkōkai Ajia Afurika Gakujutsu Kiban Keisei Jigyō.
  • Bouterey, S. (2006) Reclaiming the Past, (Re)constructing the Present: Reading Medoruma Shun's Mabuigumi. In Lin, J, Henshall, K, Xiao, H (Ed.), Ethnic Identities and Linguistic Expressions: Languages, Literatures and Cultural Interaction in an Age of Globalization: 250-272. Beijing: People's Literary Press.
Journal articles
  • Bouterey, S. (2007) Rekishi, kioku, monogatari: Medoruma Shun no shōsetsu o tōshite mieru sekai (Okinawa). Northeast Asia A La Carte 17: 51-65.
  • Bouterey, S. (2001) Journeys into the Underworld: Dream, Illusion and Fantasy in Shono Yoriko's Fiction. Japanese Studies 21(2): 167-181.
Scholarly Editions/Literary Translations
  • Bouterey, S. and Kinjo, G. (2011) Yuko, T., Water's Edge. M.E. Sharpe. 76-85.
Conference - Other
  • Bouterey, SJ. (2017) Okinawa’s fictional landscapes: A reading of Medoruma Shun’s “Suiteki” (Droplets).
  • Bouterey, S. (2015) The Role of the Interpreter Following a Disaster: Some Reflections on the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.
  • Bouterey, S. (2015) War and Memory in the Novels of Medoruma Shun.
  • Bouterey, S. (2008) Gaikokujin Kenkyūsha ga mita Kūru Japan (Nihon Bunka): Shuppan Bunka no Shiten kara.
  • Bouterey, S. (2007) Okinawa shakai to bungaku wo kangaeru: Medoruma Shun no 'Mabuibuigumi' o chūshin ni.
  • Bouterey, S. (2005) Reclaiming the Past, (Re)constructing the Present: Reading Medoruma Shun.
  • Bouterey, S. (1999) Fantasy, Dream and Illusion in Shono Yoriko's Fiction.
Oral Presentations
  • Bouterey, S. and Takakura, H. (2014) Tohoku/Christchurch: Reflections on the Socio-cultural Impacts of the Quakes: Overview and preliminary reflections on key issues and new approaches for academic research.
  • Bouterey, S. (2012) Medoruma Shun no Mabuigumi o Jendā no shiten kara yomu.
  • Bouterey, S. (2010) Reading Medoruma Shun.
  • Bouterey, S. (2006) Medoruma Shun to Okinawa no bungaku.
  • Bouterey, S. (2006) Medoruma Shun to sono sakuhin no tokuchō oyobi dōjidaisei.
  • Bouterey, S. (2006) Rekishi, kioku, monogatari: Medoruma Shun no shōsetsu o tōshite mieru sekai (Okinawa).
  • Bouterey, S. and Itoh, R. (2005) Strengths and Limitations of E-learning in Language Teaching and Acquisition.
  • Bouterey, S. (2004) The Remarkable World of Noh.
  • Bouterey, S. (2003) Myth, Deconstruction and Magic Realism: Shono Yoriko, Matsuura Rieko and Medoruma Shun.
  • Bouterey, S. (2002) Myth and the Emperor System in Shono Yoriko's Fiction.
  • Bouterey, S. (2001) Toge Sankichi and the Bombing of Hiroshima.
  • Bouterey, S. (1999) Shono Yoriko and the Fantastic.
  • Bouterey, S. (1997) "Tsushima and the Japanese Poetic Tradition". Asian Languages Seminar Series. Asian Languages Seminar Series. 20pp.
Other
  • Bouterey, S. (2012) Stewart, Frank and Yamazato, Katsunori, 'Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa'. International Journal of Okinawan Studies Vol.3 No.2: 73-76.
  • Bouterey, S. (2004) The University of Canterbury. Japan Foundation.
  • Bouterey, S. (1997) Book Review 'Narrating the Self: Fictions of Modernity' by Tomi Suzuki. Japan Foundation Newsletter XXIX(6): 24-25.
Additional Publications
  • Bouterey, S. (2014) Medoruma Shun no Sekai: Rekishi, Kioku, Monogatari.