Robert Spivak（ロバート スピバク）
1. Educational History
|1995 - 1996||McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Degree: Diploma in Education, TESL
|1988 - 1992||Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
Degree: MA in English
|1984 - 1988||Concordia University
Major: English (Honors)
|1981 - 1983||Vanier College, St. Laurent, Quebec
Degree: D.E.C. (Diplome D’Etudes Collegiales)
Major: Social Sciences
2. Working & research experience
|May 1989 - Aug. 1989||EFL Instructor, Instituto Britanico de la Cultura, San Jose,Costa Rica.|
|Sept. 1989 - July 1992||ESL Instructor, Language Studies Canada, Montreal, Quebec.|
|Aug. 1992 - July 1993||EFL Instructor, Belfry School of Languages, Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|March 1994 - Nov. 1994||EFL Instructor, Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano de la Cultura, Santiago, Chile.|
|May 1995 - August 1995||ESL Instructor, Language Studies Canada, Montreal, Quebec.|
|Sept. 1995 - Dec. 1995||ESL Lecturer, McGill University, Centre for Continuing Education, Montreal, Quebec.|
|April 1997 - February 1999||EFL Lecturer, Mito National Hospital, Mito, Ibaraki-ken.|
|October 1996 - August 1999||Full-time Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Ibaraki University, Mito, Ibaraki-ken.|
|April 2000 - March 2001||EFL Lecturer, English Language Program, Obirin University, Machida, Tokyo-to.|
|April 2000 - March 2003||EFL Lecturer, Keio Gaigo, Keio University, Tokyo.|
|April 2000 - March 2003||EFL Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Waseda University, Tokyo.|
|Sept. 1999 - March 2003||Full-time Assistant Professor, Department of English, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa-ken.|
|May 2004 - August 2004||ESL Lecturer, York University, Toronto, Ontario.|
|September 2004 - January 2005||ESL Instructor, Toronto District School Board/Government of Canada, Toronto, Canada.|
|April 2005 - March 2009||Full-time Lecturer, Daito Bunka University, Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama-ken.|
|April 2005 -||Lecturer, Atomi Women’s University, Niiza, Saitama|
|April 2009 -||Lecturer, Rikkyo University, Niiza, Saitama|
|April 2009 -||Lecturer, Bunkyo Gakuin University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.|
|April 2009 -||Lecturer, Showa Women’s University, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.|
|October 2009 -||Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.|
4. Major research themes
1. "A Kingdom For A Stage: The Making of History in Richard III and Henry V,"
Bulletin of the Faculty of Letters, Tokai University, September 2000.
This paper deals with the forces that shape history in Richard III and Henry V. These two very different plays-both conclusions of the two tetralogies in Shakespeare’s history plays-share the same vision of history: history is controlled by man, chance, God, and by history (historical precedent) itself.
2. "American Theatre and AIDS," Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities, Ibaraki University, September 1998.
This paper looks at two different approaches that deal with AIDS in American theatre: a direct an angry approach (The AIDS Show, As Is, The Destiny of Me, and Jeffrey) and a subtle and more complex one (The Baltimore waltz, Angels in America, and Lonely Planet).
3. "Jon Robin Baitz and the Arthur Miller Tradition," Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities, Ibaraki University, April 1998.
Arthur Miller’s plays are often concerned with the corruption of values, and how this corruption affects the individual, family, friends, and the world at large. Comparing All My Sons and Death of a Salesman to Jon Robin Baitz’s The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, and A Fair Country, I argue that Baitz is following a literary tradition made famous by Miller.
4. Christopher Durang: Satire and Beyond, MA Thesis, Concordia University, 1991.
Christopher Durang’s plays--- around fifty to date-are satirical. They satirize and burlesque contemporary life, literary conventions, and institutions of authority: the Catholic Church, the family, education, and psychiatry. But what makes Durang’s satires unique are the moments beyond satire: when the satire stops and is replaced by dead silence, seriousness, and profound sadness.
5. Research activity
"Japanese on English: A Modest Influence" Practical English Studies, JAPE (Japan Association For Practical English), No. 13, September 2007.
"A Year of Textbooks and Classes," Faculty of Economics English Bulletin, Daito Bunka University, March 2007.
"Japanese on English: A Modest Influence," presentation , Japan Association for Practical English, 31st Annual Conference, September 2006, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka-ken.
"Japanese and Hispanic EFL Students: An Informal Comparison of Learning Styles and Learning Environments," Faculty of Economics English Bulletin, Daito Bunka University, March 2006.
"All the Classroom is a Stage: Drama in the EFL/ESL Classroom," Practical English Studies No. 11, Japan Association For Practical English, September 2004.
"A Kingdom For A Stage: The Making of History in Richard III and Henry V," Bulletin of the Faculty of Letters, Tokai University, September 2000.
"American Theatre and AIDS," Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities, Ibaraki University, September 1998.
"Jon Robin Baitz and the Arthur Miller Tradition," Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities, Ibaraki University, April 1998.
Christopher Durang: Satire and Beyond, MA Thesis, Concordia University, 1991.
B. Recent research activity
"Singlish and its Influences," co-presenter, Japan Association for Practical English, 33rd Annual Conference, September 20 2008, Hakuou University, Tochigi-ken.
7. Activities outside of Hitotsubashi
（a）Lecturing at other universities
April 2009- Lecturer, Showa Women’s University, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.
April 2009- Lecturer, Bunkyo Gakuin University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
April 2009- Lecturer, Rikkyo University, Niiza, Saitama.
April 2005- Lecturer, Atomi Women’s University, Niiza, Saitama.
April 2005-March 2009 Full-time Lecturer, Daito Bunka University, Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama-ken.
（b）Membership to academic associations
Ontario College of Teachers, 2003.
Japan Association of Practical English, 2004.