Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures

Dr Christie Barber

Academic qualifications:

PhD, Macquarie University
BA (Hons), Macquarie University
BA in Communication (Journalism) and in International Studies (Japanese), University of Technology, Sydney

Subjects taught

JPS101 Introductory Japanese I
JPS102 Introductory Japanese II
JPS121 Japan - Past and Present
JPS221 Modern Japanese Society

Research interests

  • Representations of masculinity in Japanese popular media, especially in film
  • Youth culture, and youth issues, in Japan
  • Translation of popular media


Book Chapters

Barber, Christie. 2014. "'Appearance Does Not Make the Man': Masculinities in Japanese Television Retellings of 'Cinderella.'" In Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television, edited by Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy, 125-143. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Barber, Christie. 2013. "Contingent Subjectivity and Masculinity in Japanese Film for Young People." In Subjectivity in Asian Children's Literature and Film: Global Theories and Implications, edited by John Stephens, 115-134. London and New York: Routledge.

Bryce, Mio, Christie Barber, James Kelly, Siris Kunwar and Amy Plumb. 2012. "Manga and Anime: Fluidity and Hybridity in Global Imagery." In Researching Twenty-first Century Japan: New Directions and Approaches for the Electronic Age, edited by Timothy Iles and Peter Matanle, 323-342. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Journal Articles

Barber, Christie. Forthcoming. "'Did you read my mind on that too?': Empathy and Masculinity in Japanese Film and Television." International Research in Children's Literature 8 (2): 111-126.

Barber, Christie. 2014. "Masculinity in Japanese Sports Films." Japanese Studies 34 (2): 135-152.

Barber, Christie. 2014. "Masculinity, Makeovers, and the Ethics of Consumption in Japanese Films for Young People." Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 6 (1): 139-162.

Barber, Christie. 2008. "The Displaced Self in 'Elfen Lied.'" International Journal of the Humanities 6 (1): 1-8.

Barber, Christie. 2007. "Omitted Emotions: Miyuki Miyabe's 'Kasha' (original) and 'All She Was Worth' (English translation)'. International Journal of the Humanities 5 (3): 113-121.

Bryce, Mio, Christie Barber, James Kelly, Siris Kunwar and Amy Plumb. 2010. "Manga and Anime: Fluidity and Hybridity in Global Imagery." Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies Article 1.

Bryce, Mio, Jason Davis and Christie Barber. 2008. "The Cultural Biographies and Social Lives of Manga: Lessons from the Mangaverse." SCAN Journal of Media Arts Culture 5 (2).

Bryce, Mio, Tamami Mori, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hideki Sumiyoshi and Christie Barber. 2013. "Performing Language: Oral Storytelling in Japanese." The International Journal of Learning 18 (12): 85-93.

Conference Presentations

Barber, Christie. 2010. "Paradigms of Masculinity in Japanese Manga: Creative Disengagement from the Corporate Model." Paper presented at the 9th Biennial International Conference of the Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, June 23-25.

Barber, Christie. 2009. "'Living' Dolls: Finding Humanity in Japanese Manga." Paper presented at the 35th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, February 4-6.

Barber, Christie. 2008. "Magical identities: The True and Alternate Self in Girls' Fantasy Manga." Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of the Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, June 27-29.

Bryce, Mio, Christie Barber and Jason Davis. 2008. "Victimised Cyborgs: The Representation of Fragmented Self in 'Gunslinger Girl.'" Paper presented at the CERI (Centre for International Studies and Research) International Conference Les Manga, 60 ans après... [Manga, 60 years on], Paris, France, March 15-17.