研究業績／PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
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Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker, eds. 2007. Queer Voices from Japan: First-Person Narratives from Japan's Sexual Minorities. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books.
(Details in English and Japanese can be found here. 英語、日本語での詳細はこちらへどうぞ。)
James Welker and Lucetta Kam, eds. 2006. "Of Queer Import(s): Sexualities, Genders, and Rights in Asia." Special issue of Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context 14 (November). URL:
James Welker. Forthcoming (2011). "Flower Tribes and Female Desire: Complicating Early Female Consumption of Male Homosexuality in Shōjo Manga." Mechademia: An Annual Forum for Anime, Manga and the Graphic Arts 6.
James Welker. 2010. "From The Cherry Orchard to Sakura no sono: Translated Texts and the Transfiguration of Gender and Sexuality in Shōjo Manga." Invited chapter in Girl Reading Girl in Japan, ed. Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley, 160-73. London: Routledge.
———. 2008. "Lilies of the Margin: Beautiful Boys and Lesbian Identities." Invited chapter in AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in the Asia-Pacific, eds. Fran Martin et al. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press. 46-66.
James Welker and Lucetta Kam. 2006. "Introduction: Of Queer Import(s): Sexualities, Genders and Rights in Asia." Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context 14 (November). URL: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue14/introduction.htm
James Welker. 2006. "Beautiful, Borrowed, and Bent: Boys' Love as Girls' Love in Shōjo Manga." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 31:3 (Spring): 841-70.
Received 2006 Crompton-Noll Award for Best Essay in Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Studies (Modern Language Association, GL/Q Caucus).
———. 2006. "Drawing Out Lesbians: Blurred Representations of Lesbian Desire in Shōjo Manga." Lesbian Voices, Canada and the World, ed. Subhash Chandra, New Delhi: Allied Publishers. 156-84. (Volume reviewed online here.)
Beverley Curran and James Welker. 2005. "From the Well of Loneliness to the akarui rezubian: Western Translations and Japanese Lesbian Identities." Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan, eds. Mark McLelland and Romit Dasgupta. London: Routledge. 65-80. (Volume reviewed online here and here.)
James Welker. 2005. "From the Cherry Orchard to Sakura no sono: Translating Lesbian Identities." Academia: Journal of the Nanzan Academic Society, Languages and Literatures 77 (January): 261-275.
———. 2004. "Telling Her Story: Narrating a Japanese Lesbian Community." Japanstudien: Jahrbuch des Deutschen Instituts für Japanstudien 16: 119-144. Also available at URL: http://www.dijtokyo.org/doc/dij-jb16-welker.pdf (PDF)
———. 2002. "Toward a Pedagogy of Women's Liberation: Freire, the Patriarchy and the Foreign Language Classroom" The Journal of Engaged Pedagogy 2(1): 193-206.
Various Authors. Translation of six selections in Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker, eds. 2007. Queer Voices from Japan: First-Person Narratives from Japan's Sexual Minorities. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books.
Gekkō (Luna). 2006. "Clandestine Wandering in the World of Women: An Interview with Freelance Journalist 'Y'" (Onna to onna ni iru machikado—hisomeyaka na hōkō), (from Gekkō 8 [October 1985]:14-18), trans. James Welker. Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context 12 (January). URL: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue12/welker1.html
Noguchi Katsuzō. 2006. "Lesbian/Gay Studies" (Rezubian/gei sutadiizu), (from Dōseiai nyūmon [gei hen], ed. Fushimi Noriaki; Tokyo: Potto shuppan 2003), trans. Katsuhiko Suganuma and James Welker. Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context 12 (January). URL: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue12/katsuzo.html
Katsuhiko Suganuma and James Welker. 2006. "Celebrating Lesbian Sexuality: An Interview with Inoue Meimy, Editor of Japanese Lesbian Erotic Lifestyle Magazine Carmilla," trans. James Welker. Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context 12 (January). URL: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue12/welker2.html
James Welker. 2009. Review of Barbara Summerhawk and Kimberley Hughes, eds., Sparkling Rain and Other Fiction from Japan of Women Who Love Women (Chicago: New Victoria, 2008). Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 20 (April). URL: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue20/welker_review.htm.
ジェームズ・ウェルカー. 2008. 書評：ジム・ライカート、男同士—明治文学に於ける男色の表現（英語）、スタンフォード大学出版部 (Review of Jim Reichert, In the Company of Men: Representations of Male-Male Sexuality in Meiji Literature, Stanford, Calif., Stanford University Press, 2006). 論叢クィア (Queer journal) 1: 237-44.
James Welker. 2003. Review of Sharon Chalmers, Emerging Lesbian Voices from Japan (London: Routledge, 2002). Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context 9 (August). URL: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue9/welker_review.html
ジェームズ・ウェルカー. 2006. "ヤオイと百合通信とアメリカ人の僕" (Yaoi manga, lily communications, and American me). 月光 (Luna/Gekkō) 24 (December): 141-43.
"The Rise and Fall of "ūman ribu": Transnational Flows and the (Re-)Naming of Women's Liberation," paper to be presented in and organizer of the panel "Reframing Discourses of Women’s Liberation in 1950s–1970s Japan: Labor, the Family, and Reproduction," with Tomiko Yoda (Harvard), Brett de Bary (Cornell), Kathleen Uno (Temple), Yuki Senda (Musashi), and Setsu Shigematsu (UC Riverside), at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25–28 March.
"Twisting Terms: An Etymological Approach to Women’s Gender and Sexual Expression in 1970s-1980s Japan," lecture given as part of the Japan Workshop series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 28 January 2010.
James Welker. “Key Words: Unlocking Histories of Women’s Gender and Sexual Liberation in Late Shōwa Japan,” paper to be presented at Revisiting Postwar Japan as History: A Twenty Year Check-Up on the State of the Field, Institute for Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 31 May 2009.
ジェームズ・ウェルカー. “おんなの領域を書き直すーキーワードの語源についての一考察" (Rewriting women’s sphere: thoughts on the origins of keywords), paper presented at IGS Kenkyūkai 2008, Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan, 29 January 2009.
James Welker. “Crossing the Line: The (Homo)Eroticized Male and Queer Female Identifications in Japan,”paper presented as part of invited panel, “Queer Approaches to Sexuality Studies in Japan and Korea,” with Evelyn Blackwood (chair; Purdue), John Cho (U Illinois), Karen Kelsky (U Illinois), Mark McLelland (U Michigan), and Vera Mackie (discussant; U Melbourne), at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 3-6 April 2008.
James Welker. “Surpassing the Love of Homo Men: Homo Magazines as a Queer Archive for Research on Women in Japan,” paper presented as part of the seminar “New Perspectives on Japanese Queer History,” with Mark McLelland (U Michigan), Jeffrey Angles (Western Michigan), Julia Bullock (Emory), and Todd Henry (Colorado State), at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 18 January.
James Welker. “Thinking Globally, Identifying Locally: Japanese Lesbian Community and Identify Formation in a Global Frame,” paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, St. Charles, Illinois, 28 June-1 July 2007.
Tari Itō; and MASA (performers); and Elise Edwards, Karen Kelsky, and James Welker. “Women Out/In Japan—Performance and Panel Discussion,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 9 April 2007. (Announcement; Photos)
———. "What Girls' Want with Homo Men: Liberatory Functions of Male Homosexuality for Female Readers in Japan," paper presented at Global Queeries: Sexualities, Globalities, Postcolonialities, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 10-13 May 2006.
Yamagami Chieko, Seyama Noriko (filmmakers); Sōko Miki, Doi Yumi (women’s lib activists); Karen Kelsky, Akiko Takeyama, and James Welker (U Illinois). "Viewing Feminist History in Japan," panel discussion at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA, 27 February 2006.
James Welker. "Reaching Out from the Margins: Queer Community Formation in an 'Aesthete' Magazine for Teenage Girls in Japan," paper presented at Sexualities, Genders, and Rights in Asia: 1st International Conference Of Asian Queer Studies, Bangkok, Thailand, 8-10 July 2005.
———. "『トーマの心臓』と『風と木の詩』の一考察—少年愛マンガをレズビアン・ナラティヴとして読む" (Thoughts on Tōma no shinzō and Kaze to ki no uta: Reading shōnen ai [boys' love] as lesbian narrative), talk given at Nanzan University Research Society, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Meeting, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, 10 November 2004.
James Welker and Beverley Curran. "From the Well of Loneliness to the akarui rezubian," paper presented at Asia Studies Association of Australia 15th Biennial Conference, National Convention Center, Canberra, Australia, 29 June-2 July 2004.
James Welker. "Beautiful, Borrowed, and Bent: Boys' Love as Girls' Love in Shōjo Manga," paper presented at Third International Convention of Asia Scholars, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, 19-22 August 2003.
———. "From the Cherry Orchard to Sakura no sono: Translating Sexual Identities," paper presented at AsiaPacifiQueer 3, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 8 December 2002.