Dr. Kazumi Nagaike

Global Education and Intercultural Advancement Center
General Education Building, 3rd Floor
Tel:+81 97 554 7953 E-mail:nagaike@oita-u.ac.jp


Kazumi Nagaike received her B.A. (English Literature, Kitakyushu Municipal University, Japan), M.A. (Comparative Literature, The University of Alberta, Canada) and Ph.D. (Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia, Canada). Her research interests include comparative literature studies, literary theories, gender studies, and popular culture studies. She had taught at the Josai International University (2002-2004) and joined Oita University in fall 2004.

Current Research

Her scholarly interests include the analysis of female acts of fantasizing male-male eroticism in literary works and popular culture materials. Her most recent research focus is a methodological analysis of how Japanese popular culture is treated in the educational institutions of foreign countries.


  • Media and Gender
  • Japanese Literature and Performing Arts
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Japanese History, Culture and Society
  • Japanese Popular Culture A: Films and Performing Arts
  • Japanese Popular Culture B: Manga, Animation and Mass Media
  • Independent Research Project
  • Japanese 2 (Reading)


Selected Publications

Matsuura Rieko's The Reverse Version: The Theme of 'Girl-Addressing-Girl' and Male Homosexual Fantasies," in Girl Reading Girl in Japan (eds. Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Heartley), New York and London: Routledge, 2009, pp.102-118.

"Multicultural Issues Involved in Teaching Japanese Popular Culture to Foreign Students (in Japanese)," in Standardization of Japanese Language Education and Multicultural Literacy: Japanese Language and Cultural Education in a Global Setting, Tokyo: Hitsuji shobō, pp.156-175, 2009.

"Elegant Caucasians, Amorous Arabs, and Invisible Others: Signs and Images of Foreigners in Japanese BL Manga," Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Vol. 20, 2009.

"Okamoto Kanoko's Kakoze: Homoerotic Aestheticism and the Female Gaze," U.S.-Japan Women's Journal (A Journal for the International Exchange of Gender Studies) No.33, pp.58-74, 2007.

"L' homme fatal" and (Dis)empowered Women in Mori Mari's Male Homosexual Trilogy," Japanese Language and Literature: Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese Vol. 41 No. 1, pp.37-59, 2007.

"Perverse Sexualities, Perversive Desires: Representation of Female Fantasies and Yaoi Manga as Pornography Directed at Women," U.S-Japan Women's Journal (A Journal for the International Exchange of Gender Studies) No.25, pp.76-103, 2003.

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