Faculty - Critical Studies - Alwyn Spies

Alwyn Spies

Dr. Alwyn Spies
Senior Instructor, Japanese Studies
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 367, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

T: 250.807.8126
F: 250.807.8543
E: alwyn.spies@ubc.ca


I taught for 4 years at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto and 1 year at UBC-V (Asian Studies and the Centre for Intercultural Communication) before coming to UBC Okanagan. I also worked in community/internet radio in Kobe, translated manga, and freelanced in curriculum and visual design for e-learning.


  • PhD (2003) Asian Studies, UBC


Courses Taught 2015 - 2016

JPST 364 001/CULT 364 001  Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

JPST 495H 001 / CULT 440E 001  Topics in Japanese Literature - Travel Writing in Japan

JPST 101 001  Beginning Japanese Language II

JPST 200 001  Continuing Japanese Language I

JPST 366 001/CULT 366  

Modern Japanese Women Writers in Translation



Research Interests

  • Japanese pop culture – manga, anime, film, gaming
  • telecollaboration and multimedia for teaching and learning
  • cultural studies – audience research, self-writing
  • community service learning

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