Sheila Hones was born in the UK and completed her undergraduate education there with a BA in English & American Literature (Manchester Univ. UK). She then moved to the USA as a foreign student for an MA in American Literature (Clark Univ. USA) and then a PhD in American Studies (Boston Univ. USA). For the interdisciplinary PhD, her major subject was American literature and her minors were cultural geography and 19th century American visual art. She specialises in the field of literary geography, focusing on issues of space and place in fiction while also studying geographies of reader-writer interaction and taking a spatial approach to issues of intertextuality, literary production, and reader reception. At Komaba, she teaches classes in interdisciplinary American Studies and in English and advises students working in interdisciplinary American Studies, especially those developing projects that have geographical and/or literary aspects. She is a co-founder and manager of the open-access online bibliography resource for literary geography http://literarygeographies.wordpress.com/ and a member of the editorial collective for the journal Literary Geographies http://literarygeographies.net.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:
2013 "The Literary Dimension," in Michele Acuto and Wendy Steele., eds. Global City Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, pp 101-116.
2011 “Literary Geography: The Novel as a Spatial Event,” in Stephen Daniels, Dydia DeLyser, J. Nicholas Entrikin, Doug Richardson, eds., Envisioning Landscape, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities, Routledge, pp 247-255
2005 “Space and Place in Geography and American Studies,” [co-authored with Khadija El Alaoui-Fritsch and Julia Leyda], in Paul Giles, Theo D’haen, Djelal Kadir, and Lois Parkinson Zamora, eds., How Far Is America from Here? Proceedings of the International American Studies Association First World Congress, Amsterdam: Rodopi Publishers, pp 527-47.
2005 “Place/Setting: Geographies of Narrative History,” in Hannu Salmi, ed., History in Words and Images. Proceedings of the Conference on Historical Representation held at the University of Turku, Finland, 26–28 September 2002. Turku: University of Turku, Department of History, pp. 300-307.
2005 “Taiheiyo wo kaku [Writing the Pacific], trans. Koji Toko, in Yoshiko Takita, ed., Taiheiyou no Bunka to Amerika [Pacific Cultures and the United States], Tokyo: Sairushya, pp 33-55.
2003 “Reading a Foreign Place: Geography and American Literature” in Noelle Brada-Williams & Karen Chow, eds., Crossing Oceans: Reconfiguring American Literary Studies in the Pacific Rim, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, pp 41-50.
2003 "Die Erzählung von den Schwarzen Schiffen" [Telling the Story of the ‘Black Ships’], trans. Gesa Mackenthun, in Bernhard Klein and Gesa Mackenthun, eds., Das Meer als kulturelle Kontaktzone: Räume, Reisende, Repräsentationen [The Ocean as a Cultural Contact Zone: Spaces, Travelers, Representations], Konstanz: Universitaetsverlag Konstanz, pp 223-43.
2002 “What We Can Say About Nature: Familiar Geographies, Science Fiction and Popular Physics,” in Rob Kitchin and James Kneale, eds., ‘Lost in Space’: Geographies of Science Fiction, London: Athlone Press, pp 156-66.
2001 “Distant Disasters, Local Fears: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Revolution and Passion in The Atlantic Monthly, 1880-84” in Stephen J. Biel, ed., American Disasters, New York: New York University Press, pp 170-96.
2000 “Natural Communities: ‘The Pauper Question’ in the Atlantic Monthly 1880-84" in Ian Cook et al, eds., Cultural Turns / Geographical Turns: Perspectives on Cultural Geography, Harlow, UK: Prentice Hall, pp 312-28.
1999 “Natural and Unnatural Wars” in James D. Proctor and David M. Smith, eds., Geography and Ethics: Journeys in a Moral Terrain, London: Routledge, pp 163-74.
2015 “Amplifying the Aural in Literary Geography,” Literary Geographies 1(1), 79-94.
2011 “Author and Reader: Meeting at The Hub,” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. 10 (2), 286-288.
Nov. 2011 “Literary geography: setting and narrative space,” Social & Cultural Geography 12 (7), 685-699.
Oct. 2010 “Literary Geography and the Short Story: Setting and Narrative Style,” Cultural Geographies 17, 473-485.
Nov. 2009 “Text as it Happens: Literary Geography – Teaching and Learning Guide” Geography Compass 4, 1-6.
Dec. 2008 “Location, Context, and Perspective in American Studies,” Comparative American Studies 6 (4), pp 313-328.
Aug. 2008 “Text as it Happens: Literary Geography,” Geography Compass 3, 1301-1317.
Mar. 2007 “Muji, Materiality and Mundane Geographies,” [co-authored with Julian Holloway], Environment and Planning: A 39 (3), pp. 555-569.
Fall 2006 “Space, Setting, and the Adventure Story: or, With Perry in Japan,” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture. 39, 3-4, pp. 39-55. [Fall 2006 issue published September 2008]
Nov. 2006 “In the Event: Engaging with Space in American Studies,” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies, Autumn 2006, online.
Sept. 2006 “All Together Now,” The Review of International American Studies, 1,1 (September 2006) pp. 18-25.
July 2006 “History, Distance and Text: Narratives of the 1853-4 Perry Expedition to Japan,” [co-authored with Yasuo Endo], Journal of Historical Geography, 32, 3 (July 2006) pp. 563-78.
Dec. 2005 “Geographies of American Studies,” [co-authored with Julia Leyda], American Quarterly, 57, 4 (December 2005) pp. 1019-32.
Sept. 2004 “Sharing Academic Space,” Geoforum, 35, 5 (September 2004), pp 549-52.
June 2004 “Towards a Critical Geography of American Studies” [co-authored with Julia Leyda], Comparative American Studies, 2, 2 (June 2004), pp 183-204.
Mar. 2000 “‘Asia-Pacific Manifestations,” The University of Tokyo Journal of American Studies, 5, pp 9-21.
Jul. 1997 “‘Everything Hastens Where It Belongs:’ Nature and Narrative Structure in The Atlantic Monthly 1880-84,” The Japanese Journal of American Studies, 8, pp 35-61.
Jan. 1997 “‘Japanese’ spaces and the construction of ‘America’ in mass-market US fiction; Sayonara and Rising Sun,” Keisen Jogakuen College Bulletin , 9, pp 3-26.
Jan. 1994 “Text, Context, and Audience: ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ in ‘The Atlantic Monthly’ and ‘Macmillan’s Magazine,’ 1880-81,” Keisen Jogakuen College Bulletin , 6, pp 47-71.
Jan. 1993 “The Landscape According to Whom? Place and Point of View in Willa Cather’s ‘A Wagner Matinée,” Keisen Jogakuen College Bulletin , 5, pp 109-31.
Feb. 1992 “Humanistic Geography and Literary Text: Problems and Possibilities”, Keisen Jogakuen College Bulletin, 4, pp 25-49.
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