Speaker: Dr Tomoko Aoyama, Honorary Associate Professor from the School of Languages and Cultures, at the University of Queensland.

Topic: The Diversity of Food and Gender in Yoshinaga Fumi's Manga: What Did You Eat Yesterday? and Ooku

Dr Aoyama taught Japanese language and literature at the University of Queensland until her retirement in 2020. Her research focuses on representations of food, cooking and eating in modern/contemporary Japanese literature and manga; parody and intertexutality; gender, humor and ageing. She is the author of Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature (University of Hawaii Press, 2008) and many other articles and book chapters. She has edited Girl Reading Girl in Japan (Routledge, with Barbara Hartley, 2010) and Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, with Laura Dales and Romit Dasgupta, 2015). She has also translated two novels by Kanai Mieko (Indian Summer and Oh, Tama!) and other works of fiction, criticism, drama, poetry and essays.   

Dr Aoyama will be presenting in Japanese, and both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting will be provided.

The forum will be presented in-person, however it is also available to those who wish to join via Zoom

About MAJIT Live Interpreting Forums

Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT) Forums are an opportunity to observe our masters students in action. Guest speakers are invited to present on a range of topics in either English or Japanese, with our masters students providing consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. Forums are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. They will be presented face to face with an option to also join remotely via Zoom.  

Please contact our Engagement Officer to receive the link.


Forgan Smith Building (#1), J.M. Campbell Conference Interpreting Room E217 or online via Zoom