Kosuke Fujiki

Kosuke Fujiki, AKC

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Research interests

  • East Asian cinema
  • Cinema and (post-)nationalism
  • Memory, history and nostalgia in film
  • Questions of cultural representation
  • Cinema and translation

Biographical details

I completed an MA in Film Studies at the University of Kent, after having graduated from Okinawa International University with a BA and an MA in British and American Language and Culture. My first MA dissertation at Okinawa International University focused on the use of metafiction in Tsuru-Henry (Go Takamine, 1998) and Level Five (Chris Marker, 1997). My second MA dissertation, which I wrote at the University of Kent, addressed the issues of nationhood, history and wandering in the films of Okinawan filmmaker Go Takamine. My research interests include East Asian cinema, cinema and (post-)nationalism, memory, history and nostalgia in film, the questions of cultural representation, and cinema and translation. At King’s, I am currently awarded King’s Overseas Research Studentship. In the past, I have worked as an English-Japanese translator, specialising in film and video subtitles. For more information, read my blog at http://lettersfromokinawa.wordpress.com/

Education/Academic qualification

Film Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, The Okinawan New Wave: The Film Culture of the Post-Reversion Okinawan Youth, King's College London

1 Oct 20121 Apr 2017

Award Date: 31 Mar 2017

Master of Arts, Challenging the Borders: Nation, (Hi)story and Wandering in the Films of Go Takamine, University of Kent

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Master of Arts, Metafiction as an Approach to the Memory of Okinawa: A Comparative Study of Go Takamine’s Tsuru-Henry and Chris Marker’s Level Five, Okinawa International University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Arts, An Uninhibited Departure from the Original Text: The Film Howl's Moving Castle, Okinawa International University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

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