Assistant professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University
Area of Specialization: Literature and culture
Cy Mathews was born in New Zealand in 1979. He graduated from University of Otago Department of English and Linguistics in 2008 and received a PhD in English Literature from the University of Otago Graduate Research School in 2013. His past research has included cross-cultural literary exchange, representations of nationality in English writing, and the self-perceptions of Pakeha (non-indigenous) New Zealanders. He is currently researching the concepts of uncertainty and fantasy in late 19th century-early 20th century Anglophone poetry. His written works include “George Sterling’s ‘A Wine of Wizardry’: Romanticism, Decadence, and the Fantastic” (forthcoming in English Language and Literature 59, 2019), “Frontiers of Serbia: Representations of Serbia and the Serbs in the 18th and 19th century British imagination” (Japanese Slavic and East European Studies 38, 2017) and the thesis “Playing Games with Kenneth Koch: Poetry, Collaboration, Pedagogy” (2013).