search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Adrienne HURLEY

DF (1987)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
McGill University
Assistant Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
3434 McTavish
Address 2 (optional)
Zip Code
H3A 1X9
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1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Literature

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I have completed a book, partially based on research conducted with the JF dissertation fellowship, which is being published by Duke University Press in 2011. I am also editing a documentary history of anarchism in Japan for PM Press, which published my translation of Tomoyuki Hoshino's novel "Lonely Hearts Killer" in 2009. I teach a variety of courses on literature in Japanese, cultural studies, and literary translation. I supervise several doctoral students in Japan studies.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (UC Irvine)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 2000
Field: Literature
University: UC Irvine

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: My JF dissertation fellowship was extremely important. I would not have been able to finance a substantive research stay in Japan without the JF's generous support, which enabled me to work not only with my sponsor at Tokyo University, but also afforded me the time and ability to make connections with a variety of groups and researchers in related fields and disciplines. I am thrilled that one of my current doctoral students is enjoying a similar opportunity this year (at Nihon Daigaku under the generous supervision of Prof. Maiko Odaira). I routinely tell my students that the JF dissertation research fellowship is the very best out there, and I hope that many more of my students in the future will enjoy the opportunities the fellowship provides.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: n/a