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 Book
  • Bouterey S. (2011) Medoruma Shun no Sekai/Okinawa: Rekishi, Kioku, Monogatari (The World/Okinawa of Medoruma Shun: History, Memory, Narrative). Tokyo: Kageshobo. 253pp.
  • Bouterey S. and Hashizume B. (1997) (booklet) Fellow Humans! Let us Foster Love & Wisdom - From Hiroshima. Tokyo: Hashizume Bun (private publication). 21pp.
Edited Volume
  • 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. 360pp.
  • Ji FY., Lin JH. and Bouterey S. (Ed.) (2011) Cultural Interactions and Interpretations in a Global Age. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. 240pp.
Chapter
  • 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 Article
  • 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 Edition/Literary Translation
  • Bouterey S. and Kinjo G. (2011) Yuko, T., Water's Edge. M.E. Sharpe.76-85.
Conference Contribution - Other
  • Bouterey SJ. (2017) Okinawa’s fictional landscapes: A reading of Medoruma Shun’s “Suiteki” (Droplets). Otago University: Japanese Studies Down Under: History, Politics, Literature and Art, 24-25 Nov 2016
  • Bouterey S. (2015) The Role of the Interpreter Following a Disaster: Some Reflections on the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Tokyo, Japan: Reviewing Humanities and Qualitative Social Science Projects after Natural Disasters and Exploring the Role of Researchers, 24-26 Oct 2015
  • Bouterey S. (2015) War and Memory in the Novels of Medoruma Shun. Christchurch, New Zealand: 21st Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Society Conference (NZASIA), 29 Nov-1 Dec 2015
  • Bouterey S. (2008) Gaikokujin Kenkyūsha ga mita Kūru Japan (Nihon Bunka): Shuppan Bunka no Shiten kara. Sendai, Japan: 4th International Conference of Publishing Culture in East Asia, 28-29 Jul 2008
  • Bouterey S. (2007) Okinawa shakai to bungaku wo kangaeru: Medoruma Shun no 'Mabuibuigumi' o chūshin ni. Hokkaido, Japan: Asian & African Studies: East Asian Publishing Culture, 28-29 Sep 2007
  • Bouterey S. (2005) Reclaiming the Past, (Re)constructing the Present: Reading Medoruma Shun. Beijing, China: Cultural Interaction and Nationalism: Literatures, Languages, and Cultures in the Age of Globalization, 24 Aug 2005
  • Bouterey S. (1999) Fantasy, Dream and Illusion in Shono Yoriko's Fiction. Rockhampton, Australia: The Japanese Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference, 1 Dec 1999
Oral Presentation
  • 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. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Bouterey S. (2012) Medoruma Shun no Mabuigumi o Jendā no shiten kara yomu. RyÅ«kyÅ« University, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Bouterey S. (2010) Reading Medoruma Shun. Huazhong University of Science & Technology.
  • Bouterey S. (2006) Medoruma Shun to Okinawa no bungaku. Sendai, Japan: 28 Nov 2006.
  • Bouterey S. (2006) Medoruma Shun to sono sakuhin no tokuch? oyobi d?jidaisei. Tohoku University, Japan: 06 Dec 2006.
  • Bouterey S. (2006) Rekishi, kioku, monogatari: Medoruma Shun no sh?setsu o t?shite mieru sekai (Okinawa). Sendai, Japan: 16 Nov 2005.
  • Bouterey S. and Itoh R. (2005) Strengths and Limitations of E-learning in Language Teaching and Acquisition. University of Canterbury: CTA E-learning Show and Share Day, 23 Jun 2005.
  • Bouterey S. (2004) The Remarkable World of Noh. Christchurch: Japan Festival, 13 Jan 2004.
  • Bouterey S. (2003) Myth, Deconstruction and Magic Realism: Shono Yoriko, Matsuura Rieko and Medoruma Shun. Japan Foundation Seminar Series, Tokyo.
  • Bouterey S. (2002) Myth and the Emperor System in Shono Yoriko's Fiction. Canterbury University: Asian Studies Seminar Series.
  • Bouterey S. (2001) Toge Sankichi and the Bombing of Hiroshima. Christchurch: Hiroshima, Nagasaki Memorial Day Ceremony, 31 May 2001.
  • Bouterey S. (1999) Shono Yoriko and the Fantastic. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Asian Languages Seminar Series, 01 May 2002.
  • Bouterey S. (1997) "Tsushima and the Japanese Poetic Tradition". Asian Languages Seminar Series. Asian Languages Seminar Series. 20pp. Canterbury University: Asian Languages Seminar Series, 01 Oct 1999.
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. : 7pp. 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. Japan. Tokyo University.