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Alex is 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 Intermedial Encounters Between Image, Music and Text: With and Beyond Roland Barthes (2023) co-editedwith Fabien Arribert-Narce, 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 (2019-). 

Alex's current research projects include 19th-century Anglophone literature in Asia-Pacific region and the intermedial character of British representations of the Pacific (both 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 (details available here as well).

Starting in 2022, Alex serves as International Liaison Officer of Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA). He looks forward to bringing more international collaboration in and outside the Association. 

Alongside his academic activities, Alex plays active roles in several outreach projects including Tokyo Humanities Cafe.  His articles for general readers appeared 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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