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DR Claire Maree

Positions

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (Queer Studies)
  • Discourse Analysis (Language and Gender, Language and sexuality, queer studies)
  • Japanese Language Studies
  • Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (In Japanese Language Education)
  • Sociolinguistics (Language and Gender, Language and Sexuality)

Overview

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  • Claire Maree is Senior Lecturer in Japanese at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. A graduate of UWA (BA) she was awarded a Monbusho Fellowship to research in Japan where she earned both her MA (1997) and PhD (2002) from the University of Tokyo.

    Claire has taught Japanese linguistics, multicultural studies and gender/sexuality studies (University of Melbourne 2011- present; Tsuda-juku 2004-2010, Toyo University 2001-2004). Claire's area of expertise is critical language studies, specifically language and gender/sexuality studies, and discourse analysis focusing on critical approaches to language and identity studies. Claire also contributes to the area of language education. She has extensive experience in the study of contemporary Japanese culture/society. She is actively involved in Queer Studies and qualitative approaches to language, gender and sexuality. 

    Claire's current research project is: ’Writing Identity onto the Screen: Subtitles and captions in Japanese media’ (ARC DP150102964). This project analyses how varieties of language (dialect, gendered speech styles, youth slang ) are written onto the screen in audiovisual media (television, film) as subtitles and impact-captions (text superimposed by a television opaque projector). It explores the attitudes held by editors, producers and translators towards language which influence this process.

    Claire is Review Editor (Books) Culture, Gender and Sexuality for the Asian Studies Review .  She is on the Editorial Board of Gender and Language (Equinox) (2011-present). Claire is past-Treasurer of the Japan Studies Association of Australia (2011-2013) and previously a  member of the International Gender and Language Association's Advisory Committee (Past Conference organizer; IGALA6 Conference Chair).   

Affiliation

Member of

  • International Pragmatics Association. Member 2007 -
  • International Gender and Language Association. Member, International Advisory Board 2006, Chair of Conference Organizing Committee 2009-2010, Executive Advisory Board 2011 2004 -
  • Japan Studies Association of Australia. Member, Treasurer 2011-current 2004 -
  • Association for Japanese Language Education. Member 2002 -
  • Japan Womens Studies Association. Member, Editorial Committee 2006-2007 2002 -
  • Japanese Association for Sociolinguistic Sciences. Member 1998 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information


  • External Grants

    January 2015-December 2017 Australian Research Council Discovery Project Writing Identity onto the Screen: Subtitles and captions in Japanese media’ (ARC DP150102964)
    April 2010-March 2012 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid “Developing Queer Studies in Japan”
    April 2008- March 2011 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid “Sexuality and Gender in Japanese”
    April 2007- March 2010 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid “Queer Studies in Japan”
    April 2007-March 2010 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture Funding for the enhancement and development of teaching methods and student assistance
    2007 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Research Findings
    April 1993 – March 2000 Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship   

Awards

Education and training

  • PHD, Tokyo University 2002
  • MA, Tokyo University 1997

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • Claire welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue further studies in the following areas:
    • Language and gender
    • Language and sexuality
    • Language and identity
    • Language in the Media
    • Language and Japanese popular culture
    • Queer Theory and contemporary Japanese Culture/Society
    • Queer pedagogy (in language teaching)