America has long been taken up with the issue of cultural identity, and its literary authorship has been no less engaged. Who gets to say what writing best speaks for the culture? A. Robert Lee examines the formation of the American literary canon.
Professor Myles Chilton reflects in what is at stake in transgressing disciplinary limits in English language teaching. What are the limits? Who sets these limits? What is the value of incorporating English literature study into the study of English language?
Professor Bill Ashcroft uses two very different examples of Indigenous art to look at how art and literature can have the capacity to speak to power by speaking beyond it in the context of twentieth-century conflict.
Professor J.A.A Stockwin looks at Japan’s development under the Abe Government, including the political system, the ‘Peace Constitution’, human rights and foreign policy.
Language learning experts Professor Marjo Mitsutomi and Dr. Minna Kirjavainen present their research on the process of first and second language acquisition, and their findings in the difference in written and spoken self-expression abilities.
Dr Thomas Simons on why climate change problems are no more or no less amenable to solution than pollution problems are – they both require nothing less than the mobilisation of the political will needed to solve them.