(Last updated : 2022-01-16 16:31:16)
  SWIERSKI Carolyn Lee
   Department   Notre Dame Seishin University  Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature
   Position   Associate Professor
■ message
I love teaching at N.D.S.U. in Okayama. It's a small university where students have a chance to shine. If you come to study here, you'll be surprised by the small classes and friendly atmosphere. My favorite part of my job is working with the English Drama Club. I'm the director, and we put on two plays a year. We always have such a wonderful time together! Why don't you join us!
■ Present specialized field
Key Word:Modern American Drama, Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Asian American Drama, American Musicals 
■ Academic background
1. 1981/09~1985/05 English Literature, Department of English Literature,, Trinity College, Washington D.C.,, Graduated, B.A.
2. ~1993/05 〔Master Course〕 Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Linguistics Course,, State University of New York at Stony Brook,, Completed, M.A.
■ Business career
1. 1992/04~2004/03 Notre Dame Seishin University, English Department, Lecturer
2. 1986/04~1992/03 Notre Dame Seishin University, English Department, Visiting Lecturer
■ Book and thesis
1. 2020/03 Article The Roots of Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman Replanted in America as Fiddler on the Roof Shlemiel  (Single) 
2. 2013/03 Article "American Musical Theatre: A Jewish American Legacy in Shlemiel" Shlemiel 12 (Single) 
3. 2011/03 Article "Freud on a Hot Tin Roof" Kiyo, Studies in Foreign Language and Literature 35(1) (Single) 
4. 2008/03 Article "Long Night's Journey into Self-Actualization in Michel Faber's 'The Courage Consort'" Kiyo, Studies in Foreign Language and Literature 32(1) (Single) 
5. 2005/03 Article "Taking it from the Page to the Stage: Nonverbal Communication in the EFL Classroom" Kiyo, Studies in Foreign Language and Literature 29(1) (Single) 
6. 2003/03 Article "'Incognito Ergo Sum': Jewish Identity in The Sisters Rosensweig" Shlemiel 2 (Single) 
7. 2001/03 Article "Remembering the Madwoman in Velina Hasu Houston's Tea" Kiyo, Studies in Foreign Language and Literature 25(1) (Single) 
8. 2001/03 Article "The Art of Solidarity in Velina Hasu Houston's Tea" Kiyo, Studies in Foreign Language and Literature 24(1) (Single) 
9. 1998/03 Article "A Microcosm of One's Own: Self vs Society in Death of a Salesman" Kiyo, Studies in Foreign Language and Literature 22(1) (Single) 
10. 1997/03 Article "Who Shall Inherit the Earth?: The Heir Apparent in A Streetcar Named Desire" Kiyo, Studies in Foreign Language and Literature 21(1) (Single) 
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■ Exhibition, concert, and athletic meet
1. 2019/12 English Drama Productions: “Alice”
2. 2019/07 English Drama Productions: “Country Roads, Take Me Home”
3. 2017/07/07~2017/07/09 English Drama Productions: "The Appointment"
4. 2016/12/09~2016/12/11 English Drama Productions: "You, the Jury"
5. 2016/07/08~2016/07/10 English Drama Productions: "The Village of Uguisu"
6. 2015/12/04~2015/12/06 English Drama Productions: "Haiku"
7. 2015/07/03~2015/07/05 English Drama Productions: "Professor George"
8. 2014/12/05~2014/12/07 English Drama Productions: "Scrooge"
9. 2014/07/04~2014/07/06 English Drama Productions: "Chamber Music"
10. 2013/12/13~2013/12/15 English Drama Productions: "Christmas Eve at Willow Inn"
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■ Belonging society
1. The Jewish Literary Society of Japan
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. All of my courses are student-centered, with the teacher creating the opportunity for students to be speaking and interacting for the majority of the time. The Modern American Drama Seminar, is actually "taught" by the students themselves, who create the weekly study sheets and lead the class through the selected reading for the week. The teacher adds appropriate guidance from the sidelines.
● Made textbook and teaching material
1. I have created most of my own teaching materials, with the exception of the Freshmen Communication class, for which there is a textbook. However, in the Active English class, I also supply my own materials.My tailored syllabi include the Composition Class, Oral Communication for Juniors, and my Seminar in Modern American Drama.
● Special note of person who has experience of business
1. 2014~2016 生涯学習センター主催の一般社会人向け講座を担当している。2014年には"Survival English"と題して計7回、2016年には"Traveling English"と題して計5回。この講座は人気があり、出席率もよい。