Queen's University


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Robert Hyland

Assistant Professor

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD, University of Kent, Film Studies
  • MA, York University, Film Theory and Criticism  
  • BA (Hons), University of Western Ontario, English Literature and Film Studies

Dr. Robert Hyland’s research interests are in Asian Cinema.  He has been involved in the editorial boards for the journals Asian Cinema and the IAFOR Journal of Asian Cultural Studies, where he has acted as contributor, editor and has published on issues relating to Chinese and Japanese film.  He has recently hosted a conference on Post Beijing Olympics Chinese Cinema, and is editing a special edition on Chinese cinema, for the IAFOR journal on Asian Cinema.  He has taught in the UK at the BISC and at both Sussex University and the University of Kent.  He has also taught at the university level in Canada, Taiwan and Japan.  

Selected Publications

Hyland, Robert.  “Global Politics and a Cinema of Localism: Contemporary Taiwanese Film.”  IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies.  Vol. 1, Issue 1.  November 2014 (Forthcoming)

Hyland, Robert.  “Liminality in the Borrower Arriety:  Cultural Translation and Poetic Borrowing,”  Journal of East Asian Popular Culture.  Vol 1, Issue 2.  (Forthcoming, 2014)

“Discursive Linguistics:  Language as Metaphor in Asian Cinema,” Conflict Cinemas.  Ed.  Stevie Simkins, Palgrave (Forthcoming, 2014)

“Going Na’Vi:  Mastery in Avatar.” Cineaction! No. 82, Science Fiction Edition. December 2010.   10-16.

“A Politics of Excess:  Violence and Violation in Miike Takashi’s Audition.Horror to the Extreme.  Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema.  Edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.  Hong Kong:  Hong Kong University Press, 2009.  

Vocabularies in Management: English Vocabulary for Business Management Students.  Edited by Robert Hyland and Jasmine Chen.  Taiwan:  MingDao University Press, 2009.

“Hybridity in Contemporary Japanese Cinema: Heterogeneity in a Homogenous Society.”  Asian Cinema. Vol.14, Fall/Winter, 2002.