University of Tasmania (Australia)
Barbara HARTLEY is currently an adjunct researcher with the University of Tasmania. She has written extensively on narrative by Japanese women writers. She has also researched representations of the Asian continent, particularly China, in the work of Japanese writers such as Takeda Taijun (1912-1976). A recent publication is a chapter in the Rebecca Copeland and Laura Miller edited, Diva Nation (2018, University of California Press), which discusses kabuki ‘founder’, Izumo no Okuni (1572-1613?), as depicted in the eponymous novel by Ariyoshi Sawako (1931-1984). Work for her Mutual Images article was undertaken while Barbara was a 2016/2017 Overseas Research Fellow at the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) in Kyoto.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 5th International Workshop (2017):
"Interrogating self and other: mutuality in the visual art of pre-war Japan"
Publications with Mutual Images Journal
Vol. 4 (Spring 2018):
Japan and Asia: Representations of Selfness and Otherness