Profile

KOMA Kyoko

Associate Professor, School of Information and Communication,
Meiji University

SDGs theme

Research fields:
Regional Culture, Transnational Culture, Language Culturology, Discourse Analysis, Cultural Semiotics, Intercultural Communication

Research themes:

Reflections on the Formation and the Communication of Fashions in French and Japanese Media, Formation of “Culture” in Transnational Communication, Kawaii Cultural Notions, “Furansu to Ritoania niokeru shakaikihan toshiteno josei sei keisei no hikaku kenkyu” (Comparative Study of Women’s Sexuality Formation as Societal Norms in France and Lithuania) (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C): 2016-2019)
[Keywords] Representation analysis, media discourse analysis, comparison of Japanese and French culture

Main books and papers:
◆“<Kawaii> no arukeoroji” (Archeology of “Kawaii”) (Authored by Kyoko Koma; forthcoming by Akashi Shoten)
◆“Dai 9-sho: Shojo – furansu josei dokusha no aidentiti keisei to kyarakuta no yakuwari” (Chapter 9: Girls – Identity Formation of French Female Readers and Roles of Characters) in “Anime/manga de rombun/repoto o kaku – suki o gakumon ni suru tameni” (Writing Papers and Reports Using Anime and Manga to Make Your “Favorite” Thing Your Studies) (co-author; edited by Shoji Yamada; forthcoming by Minerba Shobo)
◆“Sosho semiotoposu 9 go: Kiru-koto to nugu-koto no kigoron (Semiotopos Vol. 9: Semiotics of Taking on-and-off of Clothes) (multi-authored; Shin-yo-sha Publishing Ltd., 2014)
◆“Dai 276 kai nichibunken foramu: Megurikuru nihon bunka” (276th Nichibunken Form: The Japanese Cultural Merry-go-round) (co-author; International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2014)