|Summer Semester 21|
Courses in the SS 21
- A list of courses in past semesters can be found here.
- Transnational Studies (U.S.A., Germany, Singapore, and Japan)
- War memory and popular culture (The Japanese Occupation of Singapore, 1942-45)
- Reception Studies
- Religion and popular culture
- Animations and Comics
In 2005 Eriko Ogihara-Schuck, originally from Japan, entered TU Dortmund to pursue her doctorate degree in American Studies. While teaching American Studies and Japanese language courses, she completed her PhD dissertation in 2011 under the financial support of TU Dortmund, DAAD, and the Matsushita International Foundation. Her recent book, Miyazaki’s Animism Abroad: The Reception of Japanese Religious Themes by American and German Audiences (McFarland, 2014), evolved out of this dissertation. Current research projects are old age in 19th-century American literature and the United States-Singapore literary relations. Her most recent publication, “On the Trail of Francis P. Ng: Author of F.M.S.R.” (2015), deals with archival discoveries surrounding the hitherto obscure yet important poetry by a pioneer Singapore writer.
Ogihara-Schuck’s transnational scholarly interests are grounded on her experience of living and receiving degrees in Japan, the United States, and Germany. Before arriving in Dortmund, she received a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Iowa. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Tsukuba.
- The Reception of American Literature and Culture in Singapore from the 19th Century to the Present (Habilitation)
- Miyazaki's Animism Abroad: The Reception of Japanese Religious Themes by American and German Audiences. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014 (Dissertation):
- Teo Kah Leng. I Found A Bone and Other Poems. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2016. Co-edited with Kum Suning.
- Finding Francis. A Poetic Adventure. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015. Co-edited with Anne Teo.
- “On the Trail of Francis P. Ng: Author of F.M.S.R.” BiblioAsia Vol. 10 No. 4 (2015): 38-45.
- “From Cane to Chair: Old Age and Storytelling in Juvenile Literature by Hawthorne, Goodrich, and Mogridge.” Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and life Course Identity. Ed. Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer and Barbara Ratzenböck. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2014.
- “Amerika no kōreisha bunka” ["Culture of the Elderly in America: History of Anti-ageism"]. Amerika o shirutame no 18shō: chōtaikoku o yomitoku [18 Chapters about the United States: Deciphering the Superpower]. Ed. Yoneyuki Sugita. Tokyo: Daigaku kyōiku shuppan, 2013: 22-31 (in Japanese).
- “‘Estranged Religion’ in Anime: American and German Translations of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.” Religion in the United States. Ed. Jeanne Cortiel, Kornelia Freitag, Christine Gerhardt and Michael Wall. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag WINTER Heidelberg, 2011.
- “The Christianizing of Animism in Manga and Anime: American Translations of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.” Graven Images. Ed. Christine Hoff Kraemer and A. David Lewis. New York: Continuum, 2010.
- “Golden Peril?: Monetary Representations of Asians in 20th Century Detective Fiction.” 2008 Conference Volume of the Austrian Association for American Studies. Ed. Heinz Tschachler, Eugen Banauch and Simone Puff. Vienna: Lit, 2010.
- “Astronaut.” Women in American History: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Hasia R. Diner. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2010.
- “International Kindergarten Union.” Women in American History: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Hasia R. Diner. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2010.
- “Japanese American Women.” Women in American History: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Hasia R. Diner. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2010.
- “American Literature and Imaginative Decolonization of British Malaya in Boyd Anderson's Historical Novels." Anglophone Studies Colloquium an der Universität Duisburg-Essen. Moderator: Dr. Elena Furlanetto, Germany, January 2019.
- “Kriegslieder und die Erinnerung an die japanische Besatzung Singapurs, 1942-1945." Gastvortrag in der Japanologie an der Universität Heidelberg. Organizer: Prof. Dr. Hans Martin Krämer, Germany, October 2018.
- “Japanese Popular Cultural Narratives of the Shōnan-tō Experience." Seminar at ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. Organizer: Dr. Benjamin Loh, Singapore, August 2018.
- “'Like Topsy, It Has Just Grown': Uncle Tom's Cabin and Singapore's Decolonization." Eccles Centre Summer Scholars Seminar at the British Library. London, UK, August 2017.
- “After Finding Francis: Teo Kah Leng's Malayan Poetry in the Era of Decolonization." Seminar at ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. Organizer: Dr. Terence Chong, Singapore, August 2016.
- “Beginning of Singapore Poetry?: Teo Kah Leng's I Found A Bone and Other Poems." Book Launch at Marine Parade Public Library, Singapore. Organizer: Fong Hoe Fang, Singapore, August 2016.
- “Finding Francis." Book Launch at the National Library of Singapore. Organizer: Fong Hoe Fang, Singapore, October 2015.
- “T.S. Eliot in Singapore: Francis P. Ng's F.M.S.R. and Malayan Modernism." International Summer Seminar at Osaka University. Commentators: Prof. Etsuko Taketani and Prof. John Clammer. Organizer: Prof. Yoneyuki Sugita, Osaka, August 2015.
- “The Marginalization of Caregivers for the Elderly in Anti-Ageist American Literature." Interdisciplinary Workshop at Queen's University Belfast. Organizer: Dr. Tom Walker, Belfast, June 2015.
- “Ernest Hemingway's 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.'" Guest Lecture in the Seminar American Literature of the 20th Century. Instructor: Dr. Elisa Bordin. Università degli Studi di Trieste, Triste, Italy, April 2015.
- “Lydia Maria Child: A Neglected Feminist." Guest Lecture in the Seminar 20th-Century American History: The Social Movement of the 60s. Instructor: Prof. Elisabetta Vezzosi. Università degli Studi di Trieste, Triste, Italy, April 2015.
- “'Me' Decade: Cultural Response to the Social Crisis of the 70s." Guest Lecture in the Seminar 20th-Century American History: The Social Movement of the 60s. Instructor: Prof. Elisabetta Vezzosi. Università degli Studi di Trieste, Triste, Italy, April 2015.
- “Writing a Dissertation: The American and German Reception of Japanese Animation." Guest Lecture in the Ph.D Forum. Instructor: Prof. Leonardo Buonomo. Università degli Studi di Trieste, Triste, Italy, April 2015.
- “Japanese Animated Movies through American Eyes." Italo-American Association Meeting, Triste, Italy, April 2015.
- “Gewitter Oma and Dinner for One: Old Age and Humor.” Guest Lecture in the Seminar Interdisziplinäre Grundlagen von Behinderung und Alter. Instructor: Carsten Bender, TU Dortmund, November 2014.
- “Cultural Studies’ Approach to Aging: Ageism and Anti-Ageism in Humorous Texts.” Guest Lecture in the Seminar Interdisziplinäre Grundlagen von Behinderung und Alter. Instructor: Carsten Bender, TU Dortmund, February 2014.
- “The Bible and the Transgression of Genre.” Guest Lecture in the Intensive Seminar Cultures of Liminality and Transgression, Instructors: Prof. Dr. Gunzenhäuser and Sandra Danneil, TU Dortmund, 2013.
- “Humor, Aging, and the Body.” Guest Lecture in the Intensive Seminar Humor - The Funny Side of America. Instructors: Prof. Dr. Randi Gunzenhäuser und Sandra Danneil, TU Dortmund, 2012.
- “Anime und Animismus." Japan im Westen: Literatur - Kultur - Spiritualität. Radolfzell, Germany, April 2012.
- “Hayao Miyazaki: Filmsonntag für die ganze Familie." Animismus Programm am Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, April 2012.
- “Miyazaki Hayao und japanische Zivilreligion.” Mittagsforum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften, Bochum, Germany, January 2009.
- “The Transforming Body in Anime.” Guest Lecture in the Intensive Seminar Media and the Body, Instructor: Prof. Dr. Gunzenhäuser, TU Dortmund, 2008.
- “19th-Century American Folksongs in the 20th and the 21st Centuries.” Guest Lecture in the Seminar Nineteenth Century at Present. Instructors: Dr. Jeanne Cortiel and Dr. Christine Gerhardt, TU Dortmund, 2006.
- “Theory of Translation.” Guest Lecture in the Intensive Seminar Reception Studies. Instructor: Prof. Dr. Walter Grünzweig, TU Dortmund, 2006.
- “An Abolitionist's Narrative of Old Age: The Intersection of Anti-Racism and Anti-Ageism in Lydia Maria Child's Looking toward Sunset and The Freedmen's Book." Second Conference of the European Network in Aging Studies. Galway, Ireland, April 2014.
- “Comedian Caretakers’ Re-doing of Old Age: Rakugo and the Contemporary Japanese Aging Society." Second Conference of the European Network in Aging Studies. Galway, Ireland, April 2014.
- “Eliotian Poetry in Singapore: Francis Ng's F.M.S.R. and Colonial Experience of the Interwar Era in Southeast Asia." International American Studies Association World Congress 2013. Szczecin, Poland. August 2013.
- “Transatlantic ‘Green Old Age’: George Mogridge and the Subversion of Ageism in 19th-Century British Juvenile Literature." International American Studies Association World Congress 2013. Szczecin, Poland. August 2013.
- “Transatlantic ‘Green Old Age’: George Mogridge and the Subversion of Ageism in 19th-Century British Juvenile Literature." The 9th Biennial Symbiosis 2013 Conference: Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations. London, UK, June 2013.
- “Germans' Humor about Aging: Ambiguities in the 21st-Century Variations of Dinner for One." Sixth Annual Conference of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture. Maribor, Slovenia, October 2012.
- “From Cane to Chair: Peter Parley and Aging Politics in Nineteenth-Century America.” The Conference of the European Association for American Studies, Izmir, Turkey, April 2012.
- “The Schoolbook as 19th Century Transnational Popular Culture: Constructing Japanese National Identity through Peter Parley's Universal History.” The 58th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, Regensburg, Germany, June 2011.
- “Hip Hop in Unexpected Places: The Ainu Rebels' Construction of Ethnic Identity in Japan.” Hip Hop im Revier, Dortmund, Germany, July 2010.
- “Amerikanische und deutsche Begegnungen mit dem ‘japanischen Animismus’: Ein interkultureller Vergleich der christlichen Rezensionen von Miyazaki Hayaos Film Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland.” Arbeitskreis Japanische Religionen der Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, May 2010.
- “Openness as an Intersection of Anime and Animism.” The Bochum and Dortmund American Studies Dissertation Colloquium, Dortmund, Germany, January 2010.
- “From Kami to Magic: The Christianizing of Fantasy through English Translations of Hayao Miyazaki's Films.” The Bochum and Dortmund American Studies Dissertation Colloquium, Dortmund, Germany, January 2009.
- “Golden Peril? Monetary Representations of Asians in 1960s American Popular Culture.” 35th International Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies, Klagenfurt, Austria, October 2008.
- “Politics of Clarification in an Inter-Religious Dialogue: American Film Critics’ Construction of Japanese Animism.” The 54th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, Bochum, Germany, May 2007.
- “Anime as a Medium of Inter-religious Dialogue: American and German Receptions of Japanese Animism through Miyazaki Hayao’s Spirited Away.” Kinema Club VIII at Nippon Connection, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, April 2007.
- “Die Welt der Synchronisation: Das deutsche Dialogbuch von Spirited Away” (The World of Dubbing: The German Script of Spirited Away). Doctoral Students’ Colloquium, Dortmund, Germany, February 2007.
- “Shinto in christlichen Kulturen: Amerikanische und Deutsche Rezeptionen des japanischen Animismus” (Shinto in Christian Cultures: American and German Receptions of Japanese Animism). Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, Chemnitz, Germany, November 2006.
- “American, German and Austrian Receptions of Japanese Animism.” Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, Dortmund, Germany, October 2005.
- “Translation as a Cultural Work: Japanese Reception of American World History in the Nineteenth Century.” Mid-American American Studies Association, Iowa City, U.S.A., April 2003.
- “Roundtable on International Students in American Studies.” American Studies Association, Washington D.C., U.S.A., November 2001.
- “Hawthorne no Oceania: Parley Bankokushi ni okeru Sekaishi no Saikōchiku” (Hawthorne’s Oceania: Reconstruction of World History in Peter Parley’s Universal History). The 72nd English Literary Society of Japan’s Conference, Tokyo, Japan, May 2000.
- “American History Orientalized: Peter Parley in Japan.” Third Biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature, Tennessee, U.S.A., March 1999.
Scholarships and Awards
- ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute Research Fellowship, Singapore, July-August 2018. Research Title: The Reception of American Literature and Culture in Singapore
- ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute Research Fellowship, Singapore, August 2016. Research Title: Malayan Modernism and American Culture
- National Arts Council Publication Grant, Singapore, August 2016.
- Eccles Centre for American Studies Visiting European Fellowship, United Kingdom, May 2016 - September 2016. Research Title: Malayan Modernism and American Culture
- Dissertation Scholarship (TU Dortmund University), October 2007 – September 2010.
- DAAD Support Scholarship, July 2007 – September 2007.
- Matsushita International Foundation Research Grant, October 2006 – September 2007.
- DAAD Support Scholarship, October 2006 – February 2007.
- Baxter Travel Award (American Studies Association), November 2001.
- Alexander Kern Travel Award (University of Iowa), November 2001.
- Multi-Year Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, August 2000 – July 2003.
- Departmental Fellowship (University of Iowa, American Studies), August 2000 – May 2001.
- Fulbright Travel Grant (Fulbright Student, August 2000 – May 2005), August 2000 and July 2005.
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (www.dgfa.de)
- American Studies Association (www.theasa.net)
- Österreichische Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/aaas/)
- Nippon Connection (www.nipponconnection.de)