Remembering Romit Dasgupta

Vera Mackie*, Tom Baudinette, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Debbie Chan, Joanna Elfving-Hwang, Mark Pendleton, Katsuhiko Suganuma

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Romit Dasgupta lectured in Japanese Studies at the University of Western Australia until his untimely passing in 2018. He was posthumously awarded the Philippa Maddern Award in 2019 by the University of Western Australia Academic Staff Association. The citation described him as ‘[p]rofessional, highly organised and respectful to all …proactive and willing to help others in regard to any issues, consistently demonstrating his passion in supporting his colleagues and students.’ In the essays collected here, Romit’s friends and colleagues reflect on Romit’s qualities and his academic contributions. Romit Dasgupta’s work ranged across gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, cultural studies, cultural history, Asian Studies and Asian-Australian Studies. Each of the authors discusses the inspiration they received from Romit Dasgupta’s work in these fields.

Preface: the gifts of Romit Dasgupta (Vera Mackie);
Dwelling on masculinity studies (Katsuhiko Suganuma);
Consumption of Japanese gay pornographic films: erotic salarymen and fantasies of straightness (Thomas Baudinette);
Researching corporate masculinities in South Korea (Joanna Elfving-Hwang);
The zero mobo: erasing the modern boy in interwar Japan (Debbie Chan);Queering grief (Mark Pendleton);Mourning and meaning in the death of the Asian in Australia (Mridula Nath Chakraborty)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-182
Number of pages28
JournalPortal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2021

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  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Dasgupta
  • Gender
  • Migration
  • Sexuality


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