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Yuki Masami(結城正美)is Professor of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies at Kanazawa University, Japan, and is the President of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Japan (ASLE-Japan). She has been publishing books and articles on environmental literature with special focus on topics such as literary soundscapes, urban nature, rural ecology, discourses on food and toxicity, biocultural diversity and food culture, and cultural-natural environments called “satoyama." Her books include Foodscapes of Contemporary Japanese Women Writers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015; Japanese original in 2012), Mizu no oto no kioku [Remembering the Sound of Water: Essays in Ecocriticism, 2010], and co-edited Ishimure Michiko’sWriting in Ecocritical Perspective (Lexington, 2016). Living in a “satoyama” countryside with her husband and two teenage children, Yuki is an avid gardener who is also enthusiastic about practicing eating where she lives.



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