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Cheetham Dominic

NameCheetham Dominic
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Humanities, Department of English Literature
Job titleProfessor
DegreePsychology B.Sc.Hons.(Birmingham University), 心理学学士(バーミンガム大学), Applied English Linguistics Ph.D.(Birmingham University), 応用英語学博士(バーミンガム大学)
Research funding number20317499
J-Global ID200901037836674889


Have studied in a variety of fields including psycholinguistics, memory, text and discourse analysis. Presently concentrating on modern children's literature with an emphasis on stylistics, translation, picturebooks. Current specific interests are poetry in children's literature and translation of children's literature into minority languages.
My current research focusses on two main areas. First, I am studying poetry in children's literature, focussing on the various types of poetry in children's literature and on the interactions of different media in the poetic forms. Second, I have a long term project looking at translation of children's literature into minority languages. I am studying this through the lens of translation studies theory, child rights, and language learning.
(Subject of research) Poetry in Children's Literature Translation of Children's Literature into Minority Languages English Children's Literature Modern English Literature and Urban Fantasy Audience and implied reader in Children's Literature Stylistics and Narrative in Children's Literature Translation of Children's Literature The development of dragons in English Literature Picturebook theory and translation Hawaiian Children's Books Children's Literature and Language Learning
(Proposed theme of joint or funded research) Translation of Children's Literature into Minority Languages

Research Interests

Literature ,Narrative function ,Implied reader ,Audience ,Hawaiian ,Children ,Children's Literature ,Translation theory ,Sub-culture / Minority culture ,Narrative theory ,Language Preservation ,Stylistics ,Culture ,Class and Power

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Experimental psychology / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Educational psychology / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Sociology / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Linguistics / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Literature - General / 


Dominic Cheetham   
Children's Literature in Education      Feb 2022
Dominic Cheetham   
New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship   26(1-2) 25-37   Jul 2021   [Refereed]
Dominic Cheetham   
The Translator   27(2) 238-240   Apr 2021   [Refereed][Invited]
Dominic Cheetham   
English Literature and Language   55 65-87   2019
Dominic Cheetham   
Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America   40(1) 181-185   2019   [Invited]

Books and Other Publications

Cheetham Dominic(Part:Sole author)
NHK   Jun 2010   (ISBN:9784140395226)   
A collected book of essays about Japan and Britain, with Japanese translations.
Cheetham Dominic(Part:Sole author)
Japan Broadcast Publishing Co., Ltd.   10 Feb 2007   (ISBN:9784140350720)   
CHEETHAM DOMINIC(Part:Sole author)
洋泉社   19 Oct 2005   (ISBN:4896919580)   
CHEETHAM DOMINIC(Part:Sole translator)
筑摩書房   May 2004   (ISBN:4480061711)   


Dominic Cheetham   
Asian Children’s Literature Symposium   16 Oct 2020   [Invited]
Dominic Cheetham   
Challenging Reading: English-Language Education with Children and Teenagers.   2016   University of Münster, Germany.   [Invited]
A discussion of the learning likelihood's for children learning language through extended reading.
Dominic Cheetham   
IBBY Conference   2016   IBBY   
Looking at the role of minority translations for a translation theory perspective.
Dominic Cheetham   
Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education Seminars   2014   Cambridge University, Faculty of Education.   [Invited]
A discussion of the stylistic choices used by authors of children's literature to encourage greater learning of new vocabulary.
20th Biennial Congress for the International Research Society for Children Literature   7 Jul 2011   International Research Society for Children Literature (IRSCL)   
A paper looking at the social class of children supposed to be 'Street Arabs' or street children, in modern Neo-Victorian stories based on the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Professional Memberships

IRSCL (International Research Society for Children's Literature)
Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research

Research Projects

Viability of Children's Literature Translated into Minority Languages
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費助成事業
Project Year: Apr 2020 - Mar 2023