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Articles by Helen Kilpatrick

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Helen Kilpatrick is Senior Lecturer in Japanese at the University of Wollongong. Her research combines her interest in modern Japanese literature and art through the analysis of illustrated literary works produced for young people. She has published in the areas of literary studies, gender and the visual arts, with recent publications on visual aspects of the shōjo (girl), and constructions of transculturalism in Japanese young adult fiction. Helen is the winner of the 2013 Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research on Japanese Literature in Australasia, for her paper entitled “Envisioning the shōjo Aesthetic in Miyazawa Kenji's ‘The Twin Stars’ and ‘Night of the Milky Way Railway’” in Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. She is the author of Miyazawa Kenji and his Illustrators (Brill, 2013).