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OKUMURA Sayaka, (Associate Professor) [KUID]

Personal Background

Sayaka Okumura joined the Faculty in October 2010 after two years as a lecturer at Fukui Prefectural University. She did her BA and MA at Kyoto University; and she completed her PhD in English at the University of York in 2007 with a thesis concerning Virginia Woolf’s experimentation with material motifs in her fiction.

Fields of Specialization

English Literature (twentieth-century fiction, in particular the work of Virginia Woolf)

Selected Publications

  • “Who Is Behind the Curtain?: Privacy, Publicity, and Social Reform in Night and Day.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany 96 (December 2020): 13-16.
  • “Rhoda Reads Shelley in The Waves: Echoes of ‘The Question’.” Virginia Woolf Bulletin 40 (2012): 8-14.
  • “Women Knitting: Domestic Activity, Writing, and Distance in Virginia Woolf’s Fiction.” English Studies 89 (2008): 166-81.