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KELLY Richard Joseph

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FacultyDepartment of Literature, English Language and English and American Literature Major / Graduate School of Liberal Arts
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Last Updated :2020/04/03

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences, Literature - British/English-languag, Old English, especially the Christian writings
  • Humanities & social sciences, Literature - British/English-languag, Middle English, especially the Arthurian legends
  • Humanities & social sciences, Literature - British/English-languag, Early Modern English, especially the writings of Edmund Spenser

Research Interests

  • Historical Linguistics

Published Papers

  • Brian Friel (1995-2015) - A Tribute to one of Ireland's Great Playwrights, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, CHAOS, CHAOS, 13, 41 - 520, Jul. 2016 , Refereed
    Summary:An appraisal of the literary accomplishment of the renowned Irish dramatist Brian Friel (1925-2015).
  • Seamus Justin Heaney (1939-2013): A Tribute to a Lyrical Wordsmith, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, CHAOS, CHAOS, 11, 37 - 50, Mar. 2014 , Refereed
    Summary:A tribute to the literary accomplishment of the poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-2013).
  • The Second Boer War (1898-1902): Context of Queen Victoria’s Final Visit to Ireland in 1900, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Studies in Victorian Culture, Studies in Victorian Culture, 10, 2 - 29, Nov. 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:The contexts for Queen Victoria's fourth and final visit to Ireland in 1900.
  • Anglo-Saxon Writers and Latin Sources, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Proceedings of 84th General Meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan, Proceedings of 84th General Meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan, 104 - 105, Oct. 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:Anglo-Saxon Writers and their use of Latin sources.
  • Queen Victoria's 1861 Visit to Ireland and the Burgeoning of Irish Nationalism, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Studies in Victorian Culture, Studies in Victorian Culture, 9, 3 - 26, Nov. 2011 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper discusses the 1861 visit of Queen Victoria to Ireland against the backdrop of the rise of Irish nationalism.
  • Queen Victoria and the Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Studies in Victorian Culture, Studies in Victorian Culture, 8, 3 - 30, Nov. 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper examines the significance of Queen Victoria's second visit to Ireland, which was intended to support industrial development in the aftermath of the Great famine (1845-48).
  • Queen Victoria and the Irish Post-famine Context: A Royal Visit, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Studies in Victorian Culture, Studies in Victorian Culture, 7, 3 - 17, Nov. 2009 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper examines how Queen Victoria was received in Ireland in the wake of the devastating famine of 1845-48, which dramatically changed the course of Irish history.
  • Humour in Early English Literature, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature, Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature, 21, 88 - 90, Dec. 2006 , Refereed
    Summary:A look at humour in early English literature.
  • Your're History! A Burgeoning Awareness of Human Rights through History, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Challenges for Urban Living, Challenges for Urban Living, 26 - 33, Nov. 2006 , Refereed
    Summary:This article examines how Jonathan Swift discuses and presents issues of Human Rights in Gulliver's Travels (1726) and A Modest Proposal (1729).
  • John McGahern: A Writer with a Lasting legacy, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Journal Of Irish Studies, Journal Of Irish Studies, 21, 221 - 224, Sep. 2006 , Refereed
    Summary:An appraisal of the prose writings of John McGahern.
  • The Land of Cokaigne - Modern English Version/Contexts, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Journal Of Irish Studies, Journal Of Irish Studies, 16, 52 - 75, Sep. 2001 , Refereed
    Summary:A Modern English translation and textual analysis of the early Middle English satiric poem Land of Cokaigne.
  • A Realist Novel by a Fabulist Writer: Brinsley McMamara, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 12, 99 - 124, Mar. 1999 , Refereed
    Summary:An analysis of the principal themes of the realist novel The Valley of the Squinting Windows by Brinsely McMamara which documents the insularity of rural life in Ireland in the mid-20th century.
  • The Bible and Its Influence on the Old English Advent Lyrics, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 10, 155 - 199, Dec. 1998 , Refereed
    Summary:An analysis of the literary and liturgical influence of the Bible on the Advent Lyrics.
  • An Evaluation of the Structure and Themes of Sermo Lupi as Anglos, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 9, 63 - 87, Mar. 1998 , Refereed
    Summary:A textual analysis of this masterpiece in English homiletic writing.
  • An Introduction to Early Medieval Irish Poetry, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, The Harp, The Harp, 10, 14 - 23, Sep. 1996 , Refereed
    Summary:A general overview of the scope and range of early medieval Irish poetic writings.
  • The Concept of Heroic Life in Beowulf, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 5, 81 - 102, Dec. 1993 , Refereed
    Summary:An analysis of the heroic codes in the Old English epic Beowulf (c. 1000 CE).

Books etc

  • Celtic Remnants & Irish Culture, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, 共著, Celtic Culture, Keisuisya,   1999 03 , 9784790714026
    Summary:Scholarly essays on various topics relating to Celtic literary culture.
  • From English to Englishes, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, 共著, Sociolinguistics, Eihosha,   1994 03 , 4269440333
    Summary:Hiberno-English and its sociolinguistic contexts.

Conference Activities & Talks

  • CROSSINGS: Inscapes into Intercultural Boundaries, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, IASIL Japan,   2019 10 12 , 招待有り, IASIL Japan
    Summary:Genre and Borderlands The idea and practice of boundary-making emerged assertively during the colonial period. The coloniser-settled area adjacent to the boundaries reclaimed by the colonisers was known as the borderlands. In the post-colonial context, the borderlands, sometimes referred as in-between-areas or contact zones, have been highly focused on, both as concepts and physical places. The borderlands can be spaces of energy, because, such spaces invite encounters, interactions, and exchanges between people or groups classified as cultural others and can act to problematise the binary systems of two cultures. Through such encounters and problematisation, transformative energy can be produced, or, if using Homi Bhaba’s words, newness can be borne. In Ireland, the place called the last colony in Europe even in the latter half of twentieth century, borderland issues have been compounded. There exist two official languages and the experiences of the Troubles. Now that the Troubles have been subdued (admittedly many problems still remain) and globalisation has been expanding (a 2015 study showed that almost one in eight people living in Ireland were born abroad), Brexit heavily overshadows practical borderland issues. This panel examines the idea and practice of borderland uses of art-forms in 21st century Ireland, which keeps, hopefully, positively changing with ever-extending borderlands inside as energy sources, with immigrants from Eastern European countries, African countries, etc., with the legally recognised LGBT population, with AI technology connecting the human and the non-human, as well as older borderlands between two languages and denominations, whose rich movement might be disturbed by a hard-border in-between. Each of our papers will focus on particular artistic interactions between different art media, through which, we hope, their socio-political backgrounds will emerge to concretise the images of our living experiences, and enhance the significance of the affects art-forms potentially have to move our actual world.
  • The Treasures of J. R. R. Tolkien at the Bodleian Libraries of Oxford University: Artist, Scholar and Writer”, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Japan British Society Kansai (JBSK),   2019 09 28 , 招待有り, Japan British Society Kansai (JBSK)
    Summary:This lecture discussed the Tolkien Collection at the Bodleian Libraries of Oxford University which includes a piece of Japanese art he created in the 1960s. Among the other fascinating materials in this collection are the letters he wrote in 1925, complete with illustrations, on behalf of his children to Santa Clause in Lapland. It will also focus on the scholarship of J.R.R. Tolkien who taught Old and Middle English at the Universities of Leeds (1920-25) and Oxford (1925-59). His famous 1936 lecture titled “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics” offers a unique insight into how this masterpiece of Old English literature was created and structured. This lecture will conclude with a discussion on the art of Paul Raymond Gregory which is an important inspiration for The Lord of the Rings films (2000-2003) directed by Peter Jackson. I have unique access to these paintings as the collection is curated by Peter and Renate Nahum who own the Leicester Galleries in Bloomsbury Square in Central London; they are leading authorities in the international art world.
  • The Magic of the Magical World of J. K. Rowling, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Japan British Society Kansai (JBSK),   2018 09 23 , 招待有り, Japan British Society Kansai (JBSK)
    Summary:This lecture discusses the important themes, symbols and motifs that J. K. Rowling uses in here Harry Potter Series.
  • Anglo-Saxons and their Use of Latin Sources, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, English Literary Society of Japan,   2012 05 27 , 招待有り
    Summary:This paper discussed the various ways that Anglo-Saxon writers used classical and biblical Latin sources in their writings.
  • A Burgeoning Awareness of Human Respectability through History, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH,   2006 09 14 , 招待有り, International Summer School of Osaka City University
    Summary:This paper discussed the burgeoning awareness of human rights issues through the lens of history, with particular reference to the writings of Jonathan Swift.
  • Greatest Medievalists of the 20th Century: Eric G. Stanley’, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH,   2004 12 11 , 招待有り, The Japan Society of Medieval English Studies
    Summary:This paper discussed the scholarly contribution of Eric G. Stanley, emeritus Bosworth and Toller Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University, to the field of Anglo-Saxon Studies.
  • Inventing Irish Literatures: Traditions Early & Modern, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH,   2000 09 24 , 招待有り, IASIL (Japan)
    Summary:This paper examined the evolution and development of early Celtic poetic styles.
  • The Dream of the Rood: Its Literary and Artistic Contexts, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH,   1995 12 10 , 招待有り, The Japan Society of Medieval English Studies
    Summary:This paper examined the literary, liturgical and artistic contexts that permeate The Dream of the Rood - one of the great Christian poems in English literature.
  • Japanese and European Educational Systems, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, International Educational Symposium,   1994 08 20 , 招待有り, Department of Education, University College Cork
    Summary:This series of papers discussed similarity and difference between Japanese and European educational systems.
  • The Concept of Heroic Life in Beowulf, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH,   1993 05 22 , 招待有り, The English Literary Society of japan
    Summary:The paper examined the varies ways that heroic codes are represented in the Old English epic Beowulf.

Misc

  • What is the Essence of a Global World, Chaos, 7, 124, 115,   2010 03
    Summary:This paper examines the role education and research plays in creating a more dynamic and progressive society.
  • The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England in Middle English Romances - Review, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Studies in English Literature, 84, 285, 289,   2009 09 , Refereed, 招待有り
  • Jonathan Swift and Issues of Human Rights, KELLY RICHARD JOSEPH, Kowakae Review, 15, 1, 14,   2008 03 , 招待有り

Research Grants & Projects

  • Ireland / Japan 2020, CROSSINGS Project, The CROSSINGS Project has been established to mark the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland in 2017. Both island nations share similar democratic principles and this Project will celebrate this significant milestone with a series of papers by Japanese and international scholars focusing on cultural, literary and diplomatic themes. The work will be published in March 2020 by Cork University Press with a Japanese edition to follow in late 2020. It is supported and endorsed by the Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo and the Embassy of Japan in Dublin.

Others

  •   2019 07 , Global Ireland, Global Ireland is a Video which the Government of Ireland Commissioned to promulgate global links between Ireland and Japan in science, culture, arts, literature, business and sport. Kindai University, Osaka has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University College Cork to promote collaborate research in the sciences and the humanities.

社会貢献活動情報

Social Contribution

  • Noh Masks and Recordings, その他, Ohtsuki Noh Theatre, Osaka,   2019 02 25  - 2019 09 03 , NOH Masks and NOH Drama Recordings were presented to University College Cork, Ireland to enhance Japanese Studies at the University. Otsuki Bunzo 大槻文藏 (National Living Treasure of NOH Drama), Yamamoto Hiromichi 山本 博通, Torihata Hideyuki 鳥畑 英之 (NOH Mask Maker) made these precious cultural assets available to UCC.