Gothic in Japan
Asia-Pacific and Literature in English
Alex is Associate Professor at the
School of Arts and Letters, Meiji University
Originally from the UK. After receiving a D.Phil. in English from the University of York in 2007 and working for the University of Edinburgh and several other institutions, he arrived in Japan in 2011.
Alex's research interests include British Romanticism, Marginalia, Paratexts, Gothic Fiction, and Cinema. His major publications include
British Romanticism in Asia: The Reception, Translation, and Transformation of Romantic Literature in India and East Asia
(2019) co-edited with Laurence Williams, and
Romantic Marginality: Nation and Empire on the Borders of the Page
(2012). He also serves as a series co-editor for Palgrave's
Asia-Pacific and Literature in English Series
Currently Alex is working on a research project as principal investigator on
19th century Anglophone-literature in Asia-Pacific region (funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science)
. He is also one of the leaders of Meiji University's Research Partnership in Intermediality Studies with the University of Edinburgh.
Alex plays active roles in several outreach projects including
Tokyo Humanities Cafe
. His articles for general readers appear on
Wall Street International
on a regular basis. He hopes to use his expertise to make the Humanities research more visible to a wider audience.