Dr Susan Karen Burton

Historian, writer, Japanophile

  • Winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards Rheidol Prize in 2020
  • Shortlisted for the Tony Lothian Prize in 2018
  • Shortlisted for the London Magazine Essay Prize in 2017

Publications

Creative and Journalism

An Artist of the Floating World in Hinterland, Issue 1, Spring 2019.

Japan Bookshop Buzzin the Manchester Review, February 2019.

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Strictly Belly Dance in Words and Women Three.

The British bakery that’s big in Japan, The Telegraph, 19 December 2015.

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‘Rent a Vicar’ in UEA Anthology 2014 Non-Fiction.

Desperate for Students: Exam Season in Japan, Going Down Swinging, 14 May 2014.

University Collaboration in Japan, National Centre for Universities and Business, 23 January 2014.

Beyond Sushi: the attractions of lecturing in Japan, Times Higher Education, 14 November 2013

From Where I Sit – Losing side in the waiting game, Times Higher Education 10 October 2013

From Where I Sit – Stick to the master plan, Times Higher Education, 20 June 2013

From Where I SitComfort Reading, Times Higher Education, 21 March 2013

From Where I SitCulture swap, Times Higher Education, 3 January 2013

From Where I Sit – Female role model, Times Higher Education, 31 May 2012

From Where I Sit –Time’s not on our side, Times Higher Education, 12 April 2012

From Where I Sit – On the outside, looking out, Times Higher Education, 19 January 2012

From Where I Sit – A life still far from normal, Times Higher Education, 27 October 2011

From where I sit – After the quake, we shall carry on, Times Higher Education, 17 March 2011

Desperate Housewives: Japanese Company Wives in England, Being A Broad magazine, September 2010

Academic

An Overview of English-language Literature Study in Japan, Lit Matters: the Liberlit Journal of Teaching Literature, May 2016

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Issues in Cross-Cultural Interviewing, in Perks and Thomson, The Oral History Reader, 3rd edition, Routledge, November 2015.

A Look at Students’ Study Abroad Experiences through their Essays, Journal of Bunkyo Gakuin University, Volume 11, 2011

“English makes me act in a different way”: To what extent can a change of language affect speech and behaviour?, The Language Teacher, Issue 35.3, May 2011

Japanese Women Residents in England: Adventures and Misadventures in a Foreign Culture, Sietar Japan Newsletter, Spring Issue 2011

The Ivory Tower and the Waiting Circle: Why British and Japanese Universities have declined in the 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Journal of Bunkyo Gakuin University, Volume 10, Spring 2011

Code-switching in Cross-cultural Interviewing: How modern Japanese Women utilize English to express issues of Hierarchy, Gender and Power, Journal of Bunkyo Gakuin University, Volume 9, 2009

Itakura, Burton, Onohara, 映画でわかるイギリス文化入門, Eiga de wakaru Igirisu Bunka Nyuumon, (Introduction to British Cultural Studies through Movies), Shohakusha, 2007 (Japanese language publication)

Okumura, Burton, Itakura, 映画でわかるアメリカ文化入門, Eiga de wakaru Amerika Bunka Nyuumon, (Introduction to American Cultural Studies through Movies), Shohakusha, 2007 (Japanese language publication)

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Issues in Cross-Cultural Interviewing, in Perks and Thomson, The Oral History Reader, 2nd edition, Routledge, April 2006

Interviews with Female Japanese Study Abroad Students in England, in the NUCB Journal of Language, Culture and Communication, Volume 6, Number 1, May 2004

Japanese Women Residents in England: A Methodological and Cultural Study, DPhil thesis no: DX225943, University of Sussex, June 2003.Open Access: available online from the British Library.

Issues in Cross-Cultural Interviewing in the Oral History Journal (UK), Volume 31, No 1, Spring 2003

Co-editor and interviewer for Millennium Milestone: Celebrations of the 20th Century (2000), a Help the Aged/ Millennium Award publication funded by the National Lottery

Book Reviews

A Century of Transnationalism: Immigrants and their Homeland Connections, by Nancy Green & Roger Waldinger eds, University of Illinois Press, 292pp, £25.99, ISBN 9780252081903. Reviewed in Review31.co.uk

Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese Comics, by Casey Brienza, Bloomsbury, 2016, 232pp, £17.99, ISBN 9781472595874. Reviewed in Review31.co.uk

Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies, by Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit, in the NUCB Journal of Language, Culture and Communication, Volume 7, No 1, May 2005