Skip to main content
Emily Bush

Miss Emily Bush

Research student


I am a first year PhD student, and I am researching Japanese disaster narratives from an ecocritical perspective.

I have a BA (Hons) in Japanese Studies with Anthropology from Oxford Brookes University. As part of this degree, I spent a year abroad studying at the University of Kitakyushu in Japan.

I also have an MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from the University of Bristol. My master's thesis was titled 'The stories we tell: How literary responses to Chernobyl and Fukushima show a disruption of time, space, and the ‘stories we live by’ after environmental crisis.'

I am a member of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS).


Main Research Interests

My main research interests are Japanese culture and ecocriticism, and I am currently exploring Japanese disaster narratives (in literature, films, video games etc.) from an ecocritical perspective to see the role culture plays in formulating or reinforcing ideas about disaster and the environment. I first became interested in exploring narratives from an ecocritical perspective when I took a module during my master's on literature and the environment. 


What can ecocritical analyses of Japanese apocalyptic narratives tell us about ideas of disaster and the environment?


Christopher Hood

Christopher Hood

Reader in Japanese Studies

Ryan Prout

Ryan Prout

Reader in Hispanic Studies

External profiles