TEIKO NAKAMARU Nordic Literature, German Literature

Swedish Literature, The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen, Selma Lagerlöf
 This is the website of Dr. Teiko Nakamaru, Guest Researcher in the Department of Literature and Rhetoric at Uppsala Univerity, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sceinces at Tokyo University of Science.
Teiko Nakamaru obtained a doctorate from the University of Tokyo in 2010. Previously, she was a visiting student in Scandinavian Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin from 2007 to 2008 and in the Faculty of Literature at Uppsala University in 2008. She was also a research fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2010 to 2011, Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts at Tokyo University of Science from 2011 to 2016. Guest Researcher in the Department of Literature and Rhetoric at Uppsala University supported by JSPS-KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from April 2023 to March 2024.
Nakamaru has mainly been studying Selma Lagerlöf and the reception of her works in Sweden, Germany and Japan. She is currently researching the motif of leg disabilities in Nordic and German Literature, examining people whom communities have often exclude. H. C. Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid' is a work of world literature that is important in transdisciplinary research and modelling for application in liberal arts education; as a JSPS collaborator, Nakamaru investigates mermaid (human-creature hybrid) motifs as symbolic representations of leg disabilities.
Swedish Literature, Nordic Literature, German Literature, Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid, Selma Lagerlöd, Tove Jansson, Moomin
What's New
・ April 23, 2024: The website is updated.
・ July 1, 2018: The website is now up and running.


▲June 20, 2018. in Karlstad, Sweden

Since September 14, 2009 (Japanese), June 30, 2018 (English)
Latest Update April 23, 2024