1. Name / E-mail Address

FURMANOVSKY, Michael / Michael[at]world.ryukoku.ac.jp

2. Proficient Languages (other than Japanese)


3. Educational Background

1978 BA, University of Warwick, UK
1980, MA, UCLA, USA
1982 C.Phil UCLA, USA

4. Research Themes

American and British Popular Culture, 1960s
Western pop music in Japan, 1950s and 1960s
Japanese fashion history 1930-70
Extensive Reading in EFL

5. Courses Taught

  • Comparative Culture Theory
  • Movies and Media Theory
  • European and American Culture Theory

6. Academic Associations

  • Japan Association for English Teaching
  • Teachers Helping Teachers
  • Extensive Reading Association
  • Japan Association of Comparative Culture

7. Recent Publications

  • “Outselling the Beatles: Assessing the Influence and Legacy of the Ventures on Japanese Musicians and Popular Music in the 1960s”  国際文化研究』Intercultural Studies Vol. 14, pp.52−64
  • “A Complex Fit: The Remaking of Japanese Femininity and Fashion, 1945-65”. 国際文化研究』(Intercultural Studies) Vol. 16, pp.43-65
  • Crafting the Showa Dream in Popular Song” 2013年3月比較文化研究
  • Ginza Shopping: Evaluating evidence for middle-class women’s adoption of a modern yōfuku-based nijū seikatsu identity in mid-1930s Japan 国際文化研究』 Intercultural Studies Vol. 19, pp.3-17

8. Links

Academia Website