search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Rebecca COPELAND

RF (1997)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Rebecca
Middle Name
L.
Last Name
COPELAND
Sex
Female
Organization
Washington University in St. Louis
Title
Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Campus Box 1111
Address 2 (optional)
Washington University, One Brookings Drive
City
St. Louis
State
MO
Zip Code
63130
Country
United States
Telephone
314-935-4903
Email
copeland@wustl.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3324&sid=7c9666b01e705aebd3bac9b120dae984
Questions:
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:  

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

Answer: Professor of Japanese Literature http://japanese.artsci.wustl.edu/Rebecca_Copeland

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Columbia University)

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

Answer: NO

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

Answer: I received a six-month Fellowship in 1997. It allowed me to take a leave from my teaching and spend time in Japan where I was able to work with a Japanese scholar, Yasuyuki Ogikubo, at Kokugakuin University. With his guidance I was able to complete a manuscript I was working on and subsequently publish it, Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan. The timing of this publication was crucial, as it helped me secure tenure.

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: perhaps the current state of Japanese studies? New trends and new challenges. Changing demographic of students studying Japanese at the advanced level in North America.