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Robert CROSS(ロバート クロス)

職名教授
主な担当科目ヨーロッパ地域文化特論1(イギリスの地域文化)、
英語関連科目
所属コース名ヨーロッパコース
研究者情報研究者データベース「研究者情報」(オリジナルサイト)
Robert CROSS

学生へのメッセージ

 It gives me great joy to welcome new students entering our Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, where both professors and students are members of an exciting new intellectual community. The goal of our faculty is preparing young people for the challenges of an increasingly integrated and global 21st century.
 One sphere of human activity where we can see the processes of globalization in operation most clearly is in the dynamic multimedia world of popular culture. The study of popular culture involves investigating such phenomena as cinema and television; folk, jazz, rock and pop music; fashion and youth culture; sport and lifestyle; news media and social networks; multiculturalism and identity. My own contribution to the new faculty through my teaching and my research will be to introduce students to the rich and exciting study of British popular culture and to show how popular culture has the power to express, shape and reflect contemporary social trends and developments not just in Great Britain but also globally.
 As new students of Doshisha University in the heart of beautiful Kyoto, I urge you all to be open-minded, inquisitive and ready to challenge and interact with the world of culture around you. As Bob Dylan wrote in one song, "He not busy being born is busy dying." Being born and reborn intellectually through contact with new ideas and new experiences is the wonderful adventure we call education. Let us all learn together!

プロフィール(経歴、趣味、等)

 I was born and raised in the lively East End district of London. I am a Cockney, and London, with its vast history and varied ethnic and cultural texture, has had a great influence on my worldview and on my practice as a teacher and on my interests as a researcher. Yet my education and work have taken me away from London. I received my B.A. in German Language and Literature from the University of Wales and my M.A. in German Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My PhD in Theatre Studies was awarded by Lancaster University. As an educator, I have lived and worked in Germany, Spain, Norway, Turkey, the United States and Japan. In addition, my travels have taken me to many other countries. No country fascinates me more than India. I have travelled through many regions of that vast country, and there still remains much more for me to see and experience there.
 My intellectual interests include English and German literature, theatre, British and Indian cinema, orientalism, secular humanism, comparative religion, and popular culture. My personal interests and activities are wide and diverse. I have played guitar for more than forty years, and I love to write songs and perform them in regular concerts with my band. I am also passionate about another very different path—空手道. My other interests and passions include listening to many kinds of music (particularly Chicago Blues, 1960s UK rock, and songwriters like Paul Weller and Nick Drake), watching films (especially British and Indian cinema, French New Wave and American films noirs), and cooking Indian dishes. Top of my list, however, are reading and travel, the two great teachers. I urge all my students to travel with open eyes and hearts and to read widely outside their chosen majors.

研究内容

 My broad area of research is cultural studies, and I am interested primarily in the interaction between popular culture and society in Britain since the Second World War. Specifically, I am concerned with modern non-mainstream British theatre; British cinema and how the issues of social class and race have been represented in films; British youth culture and fashion; the James Bond novels and films and how they have represented aspects of Britishness; postcolonial British Asian cinema and fiction; Indian art cinema; and representations of the British Empire, race and caste in both British and Indian cinema.

主要業績
  • Steven Berkoff and the Theatre of Self-performance (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004).
  • "The Teddy Boy as Scapegoat." In Andrew Reilly & Sarah Cosbey (eds.) Men's Fashion Reader (New York: Fairchild Books, 2008), pp. 214-230.
  • "Ian Fleming's Refashioning of the English Gentleman in From Russia, With Love." In Robert Weiner, Lynn Whitfield & Jack Becker (eds.) James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are not Enough (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), pp. 316-329.