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KODERA Rie, Ph.D. (Associate Professor) [KUID]

Personal Background

Rie Kodera studied art history, art theory and aesthetics and received her B.A. (2014) and M.A. (2016) from Kyoto University. For her doctoral research on French painter and art theorist Jean Dubuffet, she was awarded a fellowship from ETH Zurich and JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) (2016-2019) and effectuated her residency at Geneva University (2016-2018). In March 2022, she obtained her Ph.D. from Kyoto University.
Her main research is currently centred on the 19th and the 20th century French art and literature, with a particular emphasis in relationships between text and image. After lecturing on art history and aesthetics at several universities, she joined Kobe University in October 2022.

Fields of Specialization

Art History, Art Theory, Aesthetics, Text and Image

Selected Publications

  • “Matérialité, Imagination, Image : Repenser la relation entre Jean Dubuffet et Gaston Bachelard à travers leurs pensées sur l’art”, BIGAKU (The Japanese Journal of Aesthetics in Western Language), No.26, 2022, pp.17-25.
  • “La quête de « l’œil d’enfant » : la tentation du primitif chez Jean Dubuffet”, BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE FRANCO-JAPONAISE D'ART ET D'ARCHEOLOGIE, No. 40, 2020, pp.51-67.
  • “La peinture comme point de rencontre entre la matière et l’esprit : les réflexions et la pratique artistique de Jean Dubuffet au prisme de la philosophie d’Henri Bergson”, THE JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES, 2021, pp. 65-114.