Barbara Greene

Associate Professor of International Relations

Ph.D. – University of Arizona

2023 M. Ed in Higher Education Administration, Tiffin University 
2017 Ph.D. – East Asian Studies, University of Arizona
2010 M.A. – War Studies, King’s College London
2007 B.A. – East Asian Languages and Cultures/International Studies, University of Illinois – Urbana
Teaching & Research Interests

Collective Memory, Japanese Contemporary Literature, Japanese Popular Culture

Academic Appointments
2021 Associate Professor, Tokyo International University
2017 Assistant Professor, Tokyo International University
2017 Lecturer, Southwest University
2013-2017 Adjunct Instructor, University of Arizona
Selected Publications/Conference Papers
  • “The Hell that You Create – Hellbound: Hellraiser II and the Limits of the Symbolic Order” (2023) The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
  • “A Subaltern Civil War” (2023) Contemporary Japan.
  • “Reconstructing the Grand Narrative- The Pure Land of Madoka Magica” (2022) Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 49:1.
  • “Anime as Witnessing – Violet Evergarden and the Trauma of Memory” (2022) International Journal of Comic Art, 24:1.
  • “Haunted Psychologies: The Specter of Postmodern Trauma in Bakemonogatari” (2021) Journal of Anime and Manga Studies, 2:1.
  • “A Modern Monster: Shin-Godzilla and Its Place in the Discourse Concerning 3.11 and National Resilience” in Japanese Horror Culture: Critical Essays on Film, Literature, Anime and Video Games (Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni et al ed.). Lexington Books, 2021.
  • “Touching the Sublime: Transgression and the Ethical Act in Kinkakuji.” (2021) Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.
  • “Alienation and After Dark” (2021) Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 61:1, 1- 15.
  • ‘Re-envisioning the Dark Valley and the Decline of the Peace State” in Manga and Politics“ The Visual Literacy of Statecraft (Roman Rosenbaum ed.). Routledge, 2020.
  • “Moyashimon and the Popularization of Agrarian Nationalism” (2018) Electronic Journal of Japanese Studies, 18:2
  • “Furusato and Emotional Pilgrimage: Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro and Sakaiminato” (2016). Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 43:2, 333-356.
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