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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 March 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

While working on his new research project on 19th century Anglophone-literature in Asia-Pacific region (funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science), Alex plays active roles in several outreach projects including Tokyo Humanities Cafe. His articles for general readers appear on Wall Street International and Kyoto Journal on a regular basis. He hopes to use his expertise to make the Humanities research more visible to a wider audience. 

(Photo by Laura Cooper)


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