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DALE, Joshua Paul
 
Organization
Faculty of Letters Professor
Other responsible organization
English Studies Course of Graduate School of Letters, Master's Program
English Studies Course of Graduate School of Letters, Doctoral Program
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Degree

  • Doctor of Philosophy ( University at Buffalo )

  • Master of Arts ( University at Buffalo )

Education

  • 2002.6
     

    University at Buffalo, State University of New York   Ph.D.   English Department   doctor course   completed

  • 1992.8
     

    University at Buffalo, State University of New York   Masters of Arts   English Department   master course   completed

  • 1986.2
     

    University of Oregon   英文科   others   graduated

Research History

  • 2022.9 - Now

    Chuo University   Faculty of Letters   Professor

  • 1995.4 - 2022.8

    Tokyo Gakugei University   Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • 2016.4 - 2018.3

    Sophia University   English Department   Adjunct Professor

  • 2006.4 - 2008.3

    University of Tokyo   English Department   Adjunct Professor

  • 1985.4 - 2000.3

    Rikkyo University   English Department   Adjunct Professor

  • 1993.4 - 1995.3

    Tokyo Gakugei University   English Department   Adjunct Professor

  • 1992.9 - 1995.3

    Tokyo Noko University   Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering   Assistant Professor

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Professional Memberships

  • Performance Studies International

Research Interests

  • Cute Studies

  • Cuteness Studies

Research Areas

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / English literature and literature in the English language

Papers

  • Cross-Cultural Comparisons of the Cute and Related Concepts in Japan, the United States, and Israel

    Hiroshi Nittono, Shiri Lieber-Milo, Joshua P. Dale

    SAGE Open   11 ( 1 )   215824402098873 - 215824402098873   2021.1

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    An online survey was conducted to clarify the connotative meanings of the cute and the attitudes toward cuteness in three countries: Japan ( n = 1,000), the United States ( n = 718), and Israel ( n = 437). The results show a remarkable resemblance in respondents’ conceptions of the cute ( kawaii in Japanese and hamud in Hebrew) across countries. Except for slight cultural differences, the following common tendencies were found: (a) Cuteness is highly appreciated and believed to induce positive affective responses, (b) women tend to find things cute more frequently and strongly than men do, (c) animal babies are thought to be cuter than human babies, and (d) infants are found to be cuter when people get older, while older people generally show less positive attitudes toward cuteness. This study provides some evidence that the concept of cuteness and the feelings connected to its perception are universal.

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  • Cuteness Studies and Japan Invited Reviewed

    Joshua Paul Dale

    The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture   320 - 330   2020.1

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  • The Appeal of the Cute Object: Desire, Domestication, and Agency Invited

    Joshua Paul Dale

    The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness   35 - 55   2017

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  • Cute Studies: An Emerging Field Invited

    DALE Joshua Paul

    East Asian Journal of Popular Culture   2 ( 1 )   2016.4

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    Introduction to the special journal issue I edited.

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  • Introduction: Performance in Asia Invited

    DALE Joshua Paul

    International Journal of Asian-Pacific Studies   10 ( 2 )   11 - 19   2014.7

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  • Introduction: Music in Asia Invited

    DALE Joshua Paul

    International Journal of Asian-Pacific Studies   09 ( 1 )   4 - 10   2013.1

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  • The Future of Pole Dance Invited Reviewed

    DALE Joshua Paul

    The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture,   02 ( 3 )   381 - 396   2012.9

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  • Intact or Cut? Castration and the Phallus in the New Gender Politics Reviewed

    DALE Joshua Paul

    he Japanese Journal of American Studies   17   223 - 244   2006

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  • Proud of the Cloud? The Battle over the Mushroom Cloud on the Atomic Frontier Reviewed

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Review of Asian and Pacific Studies   28   5 - 26   2005.2

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  • Cruising the Love Boat: American Tourism and the Postmodern Sublime Reviewed

    DALE Joshua Paul

    The Japanese Journal of American Studies   8   165 - 190   1997

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  • The Lure of the Orient: Contemporary Western Representations of Japan Reviewed

    DALE Joshua Paul

    The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan   2   77 - 92   1996

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  • Teaching Critical Thinking and Cultural Analysis in the Japanese University Classroom Reviewed

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    The Language Teacher   19 ( 11 )   61 - 62   1995.11

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  • Cultural Artifacts Reviewed

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    The Journal of the Imagination in Language Teaching   3   92 - 94   1995

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  • Resisting the Exotic: Comparative Culture from All Sides Reviewed

    Global Issues in Language Education Newslette   ( 17 )   16 - 18   1994.12

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  • Your Teacher is Starving: A Transition Lesson for the Japanese Classroom Reviewed

    The Language Teacher   18 ( 8 )   62-64   1994.8

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  • Leather Utopia: The Normative Impulse of S/M Communitie Invited Reviewed International coauthorship International journal

    ( 6 )   177 - 185   1991

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Books

  • Irresistible: How Cuteness Wired our Brains and Conquered the World

    Joshua Paul Dale( Role: Sole author)

    Profile Books Ltd  2023.10  ( ISBN:1788162382

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    A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' Why are some things cute, and others not? What happens to our brains when we see something cute? And how did cuteness go global, from Hello Kitty to Disney characters? Cuteness is an area where culture and biology get tangled up. Seeing a cute animal triggers some of the most powerful psychological instincts we have - the ones that elicit our care and protection - but there is a deeper story behind the broad appeal of Japanese cats and saccharine greetings cards. Joshua Paul Dale, a pioneer in the burgeoning field of cuteness studies, explains how the cute aesthetic spread around the globe, from pop brands to Lolita fashion, kids' cartoons and the unstoppable rise of Hello Kitty. Irresistible delves into the surprisingly ancient origins of Japan's kawaii culture, and uncovers the cross-cultural pollination of the globalised world. Understanding the psychology of cuteness can help answer some of the biggest questions in evolutionary history and the mysterious origins of animal domestication. This is the fascinating cultural history of cuteness, and a revealing look at how our most powerful psychological impulses have remade global style and culture.

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  • The Routledge companion to gender and Japanese culture Reviewed International journal

    Coates, Jennifer (Japanese cultural studies), Fraser, Lucy, Pendleton, Mark( Role: ContributorChapter: “Cuteness Studies and Japan.” (pp.320-330))

    Routledge  2020  ( ISBN:9781138895201

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    Total pages:xx, 424 p.   Responsible for pages:320-330   Language:English   Book type:Scholarly book

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  • Rachel Maclean International journal

    Maclean, Rachel, Hüsch, Anette, Kunsthalle zu Kiel( Role: ContributorArticle: "Cuteness is a Trojan Horse" (pp.38-47))

    Hatje Cantz,Kunsthalle zu Kiel  2020  ( ISBN:9783775747165

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    Total pages:184 p.   Responsible for pages:38-47  

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  • The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness: Eds. Dale, Joshua Paul; Goggin, Joyce; Leyda, Julia; McIntyre, Anthony P.; Negra, Diane Reviewed International journal

    DALE Joshua Paul( Role: Joint authorChapter: “The Appeal of the Cute Object: Desire, Domestication, and Agency” (pp. 35-55))

    Routledge  2017 

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    Total pages:299   Responsible for pages:35-55   Language:English   Book type:Scholarly book

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  • The aesthetics and affects of cuteness Reviewed International journal

    Dale, Joshua Paul, Goggin, Joyce, Leyda, Julia, McIntyre, Anthony P., Negra, Diane( Role: Joint editorCo-edited the book and co-wrote the introduction)

    Routledge  2017  ( ISBN:1138998761

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    Total pages:310   Language:English   Book type:Scholarly book

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  • Inside Knowledge: (Un)doing Ways of Knowing in the Humanities Reviewed International journal

    Birdsall, CarolynCarolyn Birdsall (Author, Editor, Maria Boletsi (Editor, Itay Sapir, Edito, Pieter Verstraete (Edit( Role: ContributorChapter: “Fetish Parties and the Complicity of Suspending Knowledge”)

    Cambridge Scholars Pub  2009.6  ( ISBN:1443805777

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    Total pages:315   Responsible for pages:175-193   Book type:Scholarly book

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  • The modern world Reviewed International journal

    Sears, James T. (James Thomas)( Role: ContributorArticle: Fetishes)

    Greenwood Press  2008  ( ISBN:0313336466

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    Total pages:xxvi, 315 p.   Responsible for pages:87-90   Language:English   Book type:Dictionary, encyclopedia

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  • Limits of the human Reviewed International journal

    Lunning, Frenchy( Role: ContributorBook review: "'Always Exoticize!' Cyborg Identities and the Challenge of the Nonhuman in Full Metal Apache”)

    University of Minnesota Press  2008  ( ISBN:9780816654826

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    Total pages:xvi, 287 p.   Responsible for pages:268-271   Language:English   Book type:Scholarly book

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  • After Orientalism : critical entanglements, productive looks International journal

    Boer, Inge E.( Role: ContributorChapter: “Cross-Cultural Encounters through a Lateral Gaze”)

    Rodopi  2004.8  ( ISBN:9042009497

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    Total pages:245   Responsible for pages:63-79   Language:English   Book type:Scholarly book

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  • Lesbian and gay studies : a critical introduction International journal

    Medhurst, Andy, Munt, Sally( Role: Joint authorChapter: "Sadomasochism," co-authored with Lynda Hart)

    Cassell  1997.8  ( ISBN:0304338818

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    Total pages:388   Responsible for pages:341-355   Language:English   Book type:Scholarly book

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  • Our Share: JALT Materials Writers NSIG International journal

    Gleadall, I.G, d Johnson, J.A. (Editor( Role: ContributorChapter: Critical Thinking and Cultural Analysis)

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MISC

  • “Always Exoticize!” Cyborg Identities and the Challenge of the Nonhuman

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Mechademia   3   268 - 271   2008

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  • "The Dance of Darkness: A Cross-Cultural Journey"

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  • “Ethics and the Exo-sexual: The Real M. Butterfly Stands Up”

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  • “’Sex is Worth Dying For:’ Annabel Chong, the Interrogation of Identity and the Ethics of Sacrifice”

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  • "The Dance of Darkness: A Cross-Cultural Journey"

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Presentations

  • Book Break: Joshua Paul Dale, author of “Irresistible: How Cuteness Wired our Brains and Conquered the World” Invited

    2024.1  Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ)

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    Why are some things cute, and others not? What happens to our brains when we see something cute? And how did cuteness go global, from Hello Kitty to Disney characters?

    Cuteness is an area where culture and biology get tangled up. Seeing a cute animal triggers some of the most powerful psychological instincts we have - the ones that elicit our care and protection - but there is a deeper story behind the broad appeal of Japanese cats and saccharine greetings cards.

    Joshua Paul Dale, a pioneer in the burgeoning field of cuteness studies, explains how the cute aesthetic spread around the globe, from pop brands to Lolita fashion, kids' cartoons and the unstoppable rise of Hello Kitty. His book delves into the surprisingly ancient origins of Japan's kawaii culture, and uncovers the cross-cultural pollination of our globalized world.

    Understanding the psychology of cuteness can help answer some of the biggest questions in evolutionary history and the mysterious origins of animal domestication. This is the first cultural history of cuteness, and offers a revealing look at how our most powerful psychological impulses have remade global style and culture.

    In his talk, Joshua will explore the science behind cuteness using examples ranging from the annual "Pikachu Outbreak" parade of Pokémon characters in Yokohama to the free-roaming foxes of Zao Fox Village in Miyagi Prefecture. Then, he'll speak on how Japan's kawaii culture influenced emoji; fan conventions of "furries" who dress in head-to-toe animal costumes; and the latest in cute robots, the LOVOT.

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  • Secrets of Kawaii Design Invited International conference

    Casa Con  ( Online )   2023.12 

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    What makes something kawaii? How is it different from cute? Joshua Paul Dale will explain the basic principles that inform kawaii design with examples drawn from science and history.

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  • The egg came first: Cuteness in cross-species bonding and domestication Invited International conference

    Joshua Paul Dale, Isabel Galleymore, Caroline Harris

    Aww-Struck and ASLE-UKI  ( online )   2023.11  Aww-Struck: Creative and Critical Approaches to Cuteness and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland

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    AWW-STRUCK has teamed up with the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI) for an online seminar focusing on intersections and entanglements between Cute Studies, ecocriticism and environmental humanities. Papers by Joshua Paul Dale, Isabel Galleymore and Caroline Harris will be followed with a Q&A led by chair Hannah Boast.

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  • Kawaii: Revolutionary or Reactionary?

    Cultural Typhoon 2022  2022.9 

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  • 1,000 Years of Kawaii Invited

    joshua dale Megan Catherine Rose, Masafumi Monden, Erica Kanesaka

    Japan Foundation New York. Kawaii: The Emergence and Evolution of Cuteness in Japanese Girls’ Culture  2022.7 

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  • The History of Kawaii and Cute: How far back can we go?

    Asian Studies Conference Japan 2022  2022.7 

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  • Why Kawaii Conquered the World Invited International conference

    Matt Alt, Megan Catherine Rose

    Casa Con  ( Online )   2021.12 

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  • Cuteness and Kawaii Reading Group Invited International conference

    AWW-STRUCK Creative and Critical Approaches to Cuteness  ( Online )   2021.12 

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  • Kawaii in Japan Invited

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Casa Con (online) 

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  • The Poetics of Kawaii

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Aww-Struck: Creative and Critical Approaches to Cuteness (online)  2021.5 

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  • Kawaii culture and the exploration of alternative gendered identities

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    East Asian Popular Culture Conference II (online)  2021 

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  • How cuteness influenced human evolution and conquered global mass culture Invited

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory, Osaka University  ( Osaka University )   2018.11  Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory

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  • Kosmorama Goes Kawaii Invited International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Kosmorama International Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway  2018.3 

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  • Agency and the Appeal of the Cute Object: From ‘Gloomy Bear’ to Tame Siberian Foxes International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Sydney, Australia  2016.12 

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  • Disruptive Kyara: The Roles of Communication, Resistance and Subversion Played by Cute Characters in Global Cultural Flows International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Cultural Typhoon Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan  2016.7 

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  • Cute Studies: An Emerging Field Invited International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Invited lecture, Honors College, Central Washington University  ( Honors College, Central Washington University )   2015.10  Anne Cubilie

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  • Cute vs. Kawaii in the Works of Sputniko! and Rokudenashiko International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Console-ing Passions, International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media, Feminism, Dublin, Ireland  2015.6 

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  • Domestication, Agency and the Appeal of the Cute Object Invited International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    he Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness symposium, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands  ( University of Amsterdam )   2015.4  Joyce Goggin

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  • The Appeal of the Cute Object Invited International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Cuteness Symposium, Northern Arizona University  2015.2 

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  • Pole Dance: Community Redefining Tradition International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Performance Studies International Conference, Shanghai Theatre Academy, China  2014.7 

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  • Avant Cute: Performing the Liminality of an Affective Register International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Performance Studies International Conference, Shanghai Theatre Academy, China  2014.7 

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  • Pole Dance: Circuits of Resistance and Affect in a New Performance Community International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Performance Studies International Conference, Stanford University, USA  2013.6 

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  • Evil Cute: Racist Imagery in Kitsch Culture, from Dakko-chan to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Cultural Typhoon Annual Conference, Tokyo Keizai University, Japan  2013.6 

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  • Original Cosplay International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand 3rd Annual International Conference  2012.6 

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  • The Evolution of Pole Dance International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    East Asian Popular Culture Association Conference, Taipei, Taiwan 

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  • The New Pole Dance: Theorizing Practice, Dancing Theory International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Amsterdam School of Cultural Studies Annual Workshop  2011.3 

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  • Bodily Misfires: Extreme Performance Art and its Underground Setting

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Performance Studies International conference, University of Zagreb, Croatia 

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  • Fetish Performance: Absolute Difference, Radical Sameness and the Interregnum of Identity

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Performance Studies International, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

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  • Engaging Sex Objects: Subjectivity, Self-Objectification, and the Performing Body

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis International Workshop, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

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  • The Richland Bombers: Identity Formation in the Shadow of a Mushroom Cloud

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    3rd World Congress of the International American Studies Association, University of Lisbon, Portugal 

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  • The Richland Bombers, Atomic Ale and the Nuclear Frontier Invited

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Seikei University  2007.7 

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  • The Hardest Core:’ Fetish Parties and the Complicity of Suspending Knowledge

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis International Workshop, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

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  • Desire in Emergency Sex: the Human Rights Worker as Traumatized Witness

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Testimony and Witness: from the Local to the Transnational, Australian National University, Canberra 

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  • ’It’s the Water:’ Hanford, Atomic Ale and the Nuclear Frontier

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Japanese Association of American Studies conference, Kyoto University, Kyoto 

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  • Eunuchs, Castration and the Other of Performance

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Performance Studies International conference, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 

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  • Sex is Worth Dying For:’ Annabel Chong, the Interrogation of Identity and the Ethics of Sacrifice, International conference

    DALE Joshua Paul

    Performance Studies International conference, Singapore Management University, Singapore 

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  • Ethics and the Exo-sexual: The Real M. Butterfly Stands Up

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Queer Matters conference, King’s College, London 

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  • Living Under a Cloud: The Mushroom Cloud Logo of an American High School

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Japanese Association of American Studies conference, Kobe University, Japan 

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  • The Other M. Butterfly

    Dokkyo International Forum on Performance Studies, Dokkyo University, Tokyo 

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  • Who is the Real Butterfly: the Stereotype of the ‘Oriental’ Woman on the Internet

    American Literary Studies in Asia: Transnational Teaching and Research, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong 

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  • Reeling through the Ginza: Castration and Complicity in Cross-Cultural Relations

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Japanese Association of American Studies conference, Tezukayama University, Nara 

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  • Someone Else’s Shoes: Steps to Cross-Cultural Understanding

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    1st Pan Asian Conference on Language Teaching, Bangkok, Thailand 

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  • Comparative Culture Using Authentic Materials

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Japan Association of Language Teaching conference, Hiroshima International Conference Center, Japan 

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  • Trek-Talk: Star Trek’s Utopia of Nostalgia

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Japanese Association of American Studies conference, Tokyo University, Japan 

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  • The Forms of Orientalism: Authority and Subjectivity in Cross-Cultural Encounters

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Far Eastern Studies conference, National Education Center, Tokyo 

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  • Multi-Cultural Diversity in the Mono-Cultural Classroom

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Thai TESOL convention, Bangkok, Thailand 

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  • Teaching Critical Thinking and Cultural Analysis in the Japanese University Classroom

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Communication Association of Japan Conference, Tama City, Japan 

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    Event date: 1994.6    

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  • Cross-Cultural Encounters: Intersection of Self and Other Invited

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Ph.D. Kenkyukai Summer Conference, International House of Japan, Tokyo  1994.6 

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  • Teaching Cultural Sensitivity Using Authentic Materials

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Tokyo Japan Association of Language Teachers May Conference, Tokyo,  1994.5 

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  • The Floating City: Tourism, Ethnicity and the Postmodern Sublime

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    Japanese Association of American Studies Conference, Kyoritsu Joshi University, Tokyo 

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    Event date: 1994.4    

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

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  • Leather Utopia: The Normative Impulse of S/M Communities

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    National Graduate Women’s Studies Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

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    Event date: 1991.3    

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

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  • Identity Issues in Nicole Brossard: The Ground Beneath The Aerial Letter

    DALE, Joshua Paul

    National Graduate Women’s Studies Conference, University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia 

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    Event date: 1990.2    

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

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Works

  • Why Cuteness Needs to be Studied (video)

    Joshua Paul Dale, Yukiko Toda

    2023.7 - Now

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    Work type:Educational material   Location:YouTube  

    Cuteness is everywhere these days. We tweet strings of emojis and cats rule the Internet. But the feeling of “Aww” is grounded in science and history. Joshua Paul Dale explains the new academic field of Cute Studies.

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  • Qhy do we find cuteness so hard to resist?

    Joshua Paul Dale

    2023.10 -  

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    Work type:Artistic work   Location:The Guardian Newspaper  

    The big idea: why do we find cuteness so hard to resist?
    Is there an evolutionary explanation for the likes of Barbie and Hello Kitty?

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  • Why do we find cuteness so hard to resist?

    Joshua Paul Dale

    2023.10 -  

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    Work type:Artistic work   Location:The Guardian  

    The big idea: why do we find cuteness so hard to resist?
    Is there an evolutionary explanation for the likes of Barbie and Hello Kitty?

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  • Why do you want to squeeze cute things?

    Joshua Paul Dale, Oksana Kurmaz

    2023.1 -  

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    Work type:Educational material  

    TED-ED lesson on cuteness that features an animated video.

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  • Seminar on Cross-Cultural Education, Japanese Ministry of Education Teacher Training Workshop

    2004 -  

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Research Projects

  • The Everyday Aesthetics of American Cute and Japanese Kawaii: Historical Development and Contemporary Expressions

    Grant number:20K00145  2020.4 - 2024.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  Tokyo Gakugei University

    Dale Joshua Paul

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    Authorship:Principal investigator 

    Grant amount: \3770000 ( Direct Cost: \2900000 、 Indirect Cost: \870000 )

    Everyday aesthetics are a growing subfield within the study of aesthetics. Two of these
    aesthetics, American cute and Japanese kawaii, are significant because they speak to powerful needs and shape contemporary sensibilities. However, historical studies of the cute and kawaii aesthetics are extremely limited, as are direct comparisons between them. In addition, the former aesthetic contains a fundamental ambivalence that is lacking in the latter. As a result, the interplay between the two on the world stage is poorly understood, even though kawaii is one of Japan’s most significant cultural exports. This project will address these shortcomings. This is the first project to examine the emergence, development and interrelationship of both the cute and kawaii aesthetics. Research outcomes will benefit scholars from a variety of fields who are studying these two aesthetics.

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Allotted class

  • 2023   English Seminar(3)   Department

  • 2023   English Seminar(4)   Department

  • 2023   アメリカ文学特殊研究(1)   Department

  • 2023   卒業論文   Department

  • 2023   現代アメリカ小説(1)   Department

  • 2023   現代アメリカ小説(2)   Department

  • 2023   英文専門演習(1)(3)   Department

  • 2023   英文専門演習(2)(4)   Department

  • 2023   米文学特殊研究ⅢA     Graduate school

  • 2023   米文学特殊研究ⅢB     Graduate school

  • 2023   米文学研究(現代Ⅱ)A   Graduate school

  • 2023   米文学研究(現代Ⅱ)B   Graduate school

  • 2023   英語表現演習Ⅱ   Graduate school

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Social Activities

  • Cute vs. Kawaii

    Role(s): Lecturer

    Kokubunji International Association  2018.2 -  

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    Type:Seminar, workshop

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Media Coverage

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