ISHIKAWA, Daichi

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Affiliation

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Foreign Languages and Liberal Arts (Hiyoshi)

Position

Research Associate/Assistant Professor/Instructor

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Profile Summary 【 Display / hide

  • I have been researching (long) 19th-century British literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on British Aestheticism in its global context. My current project investigates the historical connection between curiosity and cosmopolitan aestheticism in various 19th- and early 20th-century writers, including Walter Pater, J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde and Lafcadio Hearn, with the aim to contextualise them within a broader map of curiosity and the history of ideas.

    I am a passionate ‘bibliophile’, serving as Secretary of The Keio University Society of Bibliophiles for over a decade. I am also a member of various international societies for bibliophiles, including The University of London Society of Bibliophiles, of which I served as a founding committee member (Treasurer) in 2016-18, and also of The Bibliographical Society of London and The Private Libraries Association.

    Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater (2017; paperback 2019)

    Travelling Books: History in Europe and Japan (Keio University & British Library [FutureLearn], 2022)

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2020.04
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    Present

    Department of Foreign Languages and Liberal Arts (English), Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Assistant Professor

  • 2018.09
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    2020.03

    Faculty of Letters, Keio University, Part-time Lecturer

  • 2019.04
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    2020.01

    College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Part-time Lecturer

  • 2013.04
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    2014.03

    Graduate School of Letters, Keio University, Assistant Professor (fixed-term)

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 2006.04
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    2010.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English and American Literature

    University, Graduated

  • 2010.04
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    2012.03

    Keio University, Graduate School of Letters, Department of English and American Literature

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2012.04
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    2015.03

    Keio University, Graduate School of Letters, Department of English and American Literature

    Graduate School, Withdrawal after completion of doctoral course requirements, Doctoral course

  • 2014.09
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    2018.09

    Queen Mary University of London, School of English and Drama, Department of English

    United Kingdom, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D. (English), Queen Mary University of London, Coursework, 2018.09

    For Curiosity’s Sake: British Aestheticism and Cosmopolitan Notions of Curiosity in Walter Pater, John Addington Symonds, and Lafcadio Hearn, 1864-1904

  • M.A. (English), Keio University, Coursework, 2012.03

  • B.A. (English), Keio University, Coursework, 2010.03

Licenses and Qualifications 【 Display / hide

  • Queen Mary Diploma of Researcher Development (Q-Dip), Awarded by the Doctoral College at Queen Mary University of London in recognition of the completion of (over) 210 hours of researcher development activities over the course of a Ph.D., 2018.09

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / English literature and literature in the English language

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Theory of art practice

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / History of thought

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • English Literature

  • British Aestheticism

  • Curiosity

  • Cosmopolitanism

  • Intellectual/Cultural History

 

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • 'The Importance of Doing Nothing': Styles of Radical Idleness/Laziness in Oscar Wilde [in Japanese]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    The Keio University Hiyoshi Review of English Studies (Keio University Press (The Hiyoshi Review Publishing Committee))   ( 77 ) forthcoming 2023.03

    Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution), Single Work, Lead author, Last author, Corresponding author, Accepted,  ISSN  0911-7180

  • Old Wine, New Songs: Novelty in Walter Pater

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    The Geibun-Kenkyu (Journal of Arts and Letters): Essays in Honour of Professor Takami Matsuda on the Occasion of his Retirement (The Keio University Society of Arts and Letters)   ( 123 ) forthcoming 2022.12

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author, Last author, Corresponding author, Accepted

  • The Pleasures of Influence: Between Pater and Ruskin [in Japanese]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    News from the Ruskin Library (The Ruskin Society of Tokyo (The Ruskin Library))   ( 84 ) 1 - 5 2022.10

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author, Last author, Corresponding author, Accepted

  • British Aestheticism and Cosmopolitan Notions of Curiosity in Walter Pater, John Addington Symonds, and Lafcadio Hearn, 1864-1904

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    unpublished Ph.D. thesis (Queen Mary University of London)   2018

    Doctoral thesis, Single Work, Lead author, Last author, Corresponding author, Accepted

  • Diaphaneity, Divinity, Disguise: The Vocation of the Scholar in Walter Pater

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    The Geibun-Kenkyu (Journal of Arts and Letters) (The Keio University Society of Arts and Letters)   ( 104 ) 20 - 44 2013

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author, Last author, Corresponding author, Accepted,  ISSN  0435-1630

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Reviews, Commentaries, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Uni-verse [poem]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    Right Margin (Special Issue in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The English Poetry Society) (The English Poetry Society)     forthcoming 2022.12

    Other, Single Work

  • Why I Collect Antiquarian Books [in Japanese]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    The Keio Research Center for the Liberal Arts Newsletter  ( 40 )  2022.05

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (bulletin of university, research institution), Single Work

  • De rerum natura [poem]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    Acumen: A Literary Journal, ed. by Patricia Oxley and Danielle Hope (Acumen Publications (UK))   ( 100 ) 105 - 105 2021.05

    Other, Single Work

  • All plus One [poem]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    Acumen: A Literary Journal, ed. by Patricia Oxley and Danielle Hope (Acumen Publications (UK))   ( 100 ) 105 - 105 2021.05

    Other, Single Work

  • To Autumn [poem]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    Acumen: A Literary Journal, ed. by Patricia Oxley (Acumen Publications (UK))   ( 97 ) 80 - 80 2020.05

    Other, Single Work

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • No Traveller Returns: John Collier, Junzaburo Nishiwaki, Sofu Taketomo [in Japanese]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    The 46th Meeting of The Keio University Society of Bibliophiles (KUSB) (Keio University (Mita Campus)) , 

    2022.11

    The Keio University Society of Bibliophiles (KUSB)

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    organiser/chair/speaker

  • Ruskin and Pater: The Dream of Perfection, the Love of the Unfinished [in Japanese]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    The 60th Annual Meeting of The Walter Pater Society of Japan ('Ruskin and Pater' symposium) (The Aoyama Gakuin University (Aoyama campus)) , 

    2022.10

    Symposium, workshop panel (nominated), The Walter Pater Society of Japan

    Conference Programme

  • Old Modernity: The Place of Novelty in Pater's Cosmopolitan Aestheticism

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    Aestheticism: Sensations and Ideas (Università Iuav di Venezia (Palazzo Badoer)) , 

    2022.07

    Oral presentation (general), The International Walter Pater Society (IWPS)

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    Panel 5: Old and New (Chair: Thomas Albrecht; Speakers: Laurel Brake, Daichi Ishikawa)

    Conference Programme

  • Yone Noguchi's Inscribed Copies of Thirteen Years in Britain and America (1905) and Impressions of the European Literary Scene (1916) [in Japanese]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    The 45th Meeting of The Keio University Society of Bibliophiles (KUSB) (Keio University (Mita Campus)) , 

    2022.05

    Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech, The Keio University Society of Bibliophiles (KUSB)

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    co-organiser/speaker

  • Against Nature: The Place of Realism in British Aestheticism [in Japanese]

    ISHIKAWA, Daichi

    Travelling Realism: Encounters with the Outside World in Modern Literature (online (Zoom)) , 

    2022.01

    Symposium, workshop panel (nominated), The Literary Realism Research Group

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Remapping the Development of Cosmopolitan Aestheticism in Modern British Literary Culture and its Place in the History of Ideas

    2020.04
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    2023.03

    Keio University, Keio University Academic Development Fund (Individual Research), Research grant, Principal investigator

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • ENGLISH 2

    2022

  • ENGLISH 1

    2022

  • ENGLISH 3

    2022

  • READING IN ENGLISH 4

    2022

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES SEMINAR 2

    2022

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • English III・IV (Upper-intermediate)

    Faculty of Letters, Keio University

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    Full academic year

  • English III・IV (Intermediate)

    Faculty of Letters, Keio University

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    Full academic year

  • Academic Writing ID

    Department of English and American Literature, Faculty of Letters, Keio University

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    Spring Semester, Seminar

  • Academic Writing IID

    Department of English and American Literature, Faculty of Letters, Keio University

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    Autumn Semester, Seminar

  • English I (English for Arts and Sciences) S1/S2

    Department of English Language, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    Spring Semester

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • The Keio Research Center for the Liberal Arts, 

    2021.04
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    Present
  • The John Ruskin Society of Tokyo, 

    2021.03
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    Present
  • The Oscar Wilde Society of Japan, 

    2019.04
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    Present
  • The Victorian Studies Society of Japan, 

    2018.04
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    Present
  • The Private Libraries Association, 

    2016.12
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    Present

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Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2021.10
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    Present

    Committee Member (English Curriculum Coordinator), The Keio Research Center for Foreign Language Education

  • 2021.04
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    Present

    Publicity Officer, The Oscar Wilde Society of Japan

  • 2021.04
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    Present

    Fellow, The Keio Research Center for the Liberal Arts

  • 2021.04
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    Present

    Publicity Officer, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

  • 2020.04
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    Present

    Editorial Secretary, The Kanto Branch of The English Literary Society of Japan

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