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WEEKS Mark Charles
 
Organization
Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Planning & Development Center Division of Academic Writing Education Designated associate professor
Graduate School
Graduate School of Languages and Cultures
Title
Designated associate professor
Contact information
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Degree 2

  1. Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Letters ( 1998.3   University of Western Australia ) 

  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honors) English ( 1988.12   University of Western Australia ) 

Research Interests 5

  1. philosophy, literature, humor

  2. philosophy

  3. research communication

  4. literature

  5. humor / laughter

Research Areas 2

  1. Humanities & Social Sciences / Philosophy and ethics

  2. Humanities & Social Sciences / Philosophy and ethics

Current Research Project and SDGs 1

  1. humor, time

Research History 3

  1. Nagoya University   Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Support Center Division   Researcher   Associate Professor

    2016.4

  2. Nagoya University   Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Planning & Development Center Division of Academic Writing Education   Researcher (Associate professor)

    2016.4

  3. Nagoya University   Researcher

    2011.4

Education 1

  1. University of Western Australia   Faculty of Arts and Letters

    - 1988.12

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    Country: Australia

Professional Memberships 2

  1. International Society for Humor Studies

  2. International Society for Humor Studies

Awards 2

  1. Excellence in Teaching

    2015.3   Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences  

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    Country:Japan

  2. Exellence in teaching

    2010.9   Kyushu University  

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    Country:Japan

 

Papers 21

  1. "You can end up in a happy place" (Voyce): a role for positive autoethnography Reviewed

    Gonot-Schoupinsky Freda, Weeks Mark, Carson Jerome

    MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL INCLUSION     2023.3

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    DOI: 10.1108/MHSI-02-2023-0021

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  2. Affect philosophy meets incongruity: about transformative potentials in comic laughter Reviewed

    The European Journal of Humour Research   Vol. 8 ( 1 ) page: 1 - 13   2020.4

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English  

    DOI: 10.7592/ejhr2020.8.1.weeks

  3. Implementing a Logical Thinking Approach for Education in Research Writing and Presentation Reviewed

    Lai, W. L, Nilep, C, Weeks, M, Baumert, N, Todayama, K

    Journal of Nagoya Higher Education Research   Vol. 19   page: 267 - 293   2019.3

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    Language:English  

  4. Communicative Efficacy and the Issue of "Self-performance" in the Cross-disciplinary Research Presentations Classroom Reviewed

    NU Ideas   Vol. 6   page: 65-70   2017.12

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

  5. The Enigma of Solitary Laughter Reviewed

      Vol. 4 ( 3 )   2016.9

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: 10.7592/EJHR

    Other Link: https://doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2016.4.3.weeks

  6. American Beauty: The Art of Work in the Age of Therapeutic Masturbation Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    European Journal of American Culture   Vol. 34 ( 1 ) page: 49-66   2015.3

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  7. Abandoning Our Selves to Laughter: Time and the Question of Self-Loss in Laughter Invited Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An International Journal   Vol. 2 ( 1 ) page: 1   2013.6

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

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  8. Comic Theory and Perceptions of a Disappearing Self

    Mark Weeks

    Studies in Language and Culture   Vol. 34 ( 1 ) page: 19   2012.9

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  9. Laughter and Japan in Transition: Towards an Understanding through a Time-based Incongruity Theory Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Studies in Languages and Cultures   Vol. 60   2010.11

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    DOI: 20101130

  10. The Bakhtinian Carnivalesque and American Comic Pragmatism Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Studies in English Language and Literature   Vol. 60   2010.9

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    DOI: 20100930

  11. Alas, Poor Yorick: Death of the fool in Sterne and Shakespeare

      Vol. 59   page: 1   2009.11

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    DOI: 20091130

  12. Freud and the Economics of Laughter

    Studies in Language and Culture Nagoya University   Vol. 28 ( 2 ) page: 1   2007.9

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: 20070930

  13. Milan Kundera: A Modern History of Comedy amid the Comedy of History Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

      Vol. 28 ( 3 ) page: 130   2005.4

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  14. A City of One: Desire and Isolation Invited

    Mark Weeks

      Vol. 3   page: 19   2004.3

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    DOI: 20040330

  15. Beyond a Joke: Nietzsche and the Birth of Super-laughter Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

      Vol. 27 ( 1 ) page: 1   2004.3

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    DOI: 20040330

  16. Laughter, Desire and Time Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Humor: International Journal of Humor Studies   Vol. 15 ( 4 ) page: 383   2002.12

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    DOI: 20021230

  17. From Catch-22 to Closing Time: a Decline of Otherness Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Songklanakarin: Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities   Vol. 7 ( 1 ) page: 78   2001.4

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    DOI: 20010401

  18. The Power of Time Reviewed

        page: 63   2000.12

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    DOI: 20001210

  19. Indifference: The Difference between Laughter and Jouissance Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Southern Review   Vol. 31 ( 2 ) page: 4   1998.11

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  20. Laughter and the Ludic Economy: Delillo and Kundera Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Meridian   Vol. 17 ( 1 ) page: 89   1998.5

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    DOI: 19980530

  21. Thailand: A Time and Motion Study Reviewed

    Mark Weeks

    Meridian   Vol. 16 ( 2 ) page: 117   1997.10

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    DOI: 19971030

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Books 3

  1. Dickens and the anatomy of evil : sesquicentennial essays

    Matsuoka Mitsuharu( Role: Contributor)

    Athena Press  2020.12  ( ISBN:9784863403376

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    Total pages:366   Responsible for pages:25-42  

  2. Dickens and the anatomy of evil : sesquicentennial essays

    Matsuoka Mitsuharu, di( Role: Contributor)

    Athena Press  2020  ( ISBN:9784863403376

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    Total pages:xiv, 366 p.   Language:English

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  3. Exploring Bodies in Time and Space

    Loyola McLean, Lisa Stafford, Mark Weeks( Role: Joint author)

    Inter-Disciplinary Press  2014.6  ( ISBN:978-1-84888-246-1

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    Language:English

MISC 1

  1. Book Review: Lydia Amir (2019). Philosophy, Humour and the Human Condition: Taking Ridicule Seriously Invited

    Mark Weeks

      Vol. 9 ( 4 ) page: 258 - 261   2021.12

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

    Other Link: https://www.europeanjournalofhumour.org/ejhr/article/view/565/573

Presentations 20

  1. SDGs, PERMA and death: White Noise then and now International conference

    Mark Weeks

    Writing Fictions/Changing Cultures in American Literature and Culture  2023.3.25 

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    Event date: 2023.3

    Language:English  

    Country:Japan  

  2. The Queerest Comic Corruption: Laughing Alone International conference

    Mark Weeks

    10th Deleuze Studies Conference 

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    Event date: 2017.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  3. Solitary Laughter: Breaking the Silence International conference

    Mark Weeks

    International Society for Humor Studies 28th Annual Conference 

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    Event date: 2016.6 - 2016.7

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Ireland  

  4. Steps Supporting Greater Cultural Diversity in Theoretical Discourses on Laughter International conference

    Mark Weeks

    International Society for Humor Studies 27th Annual Conference 

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    Event date: 2015.6 - 2015.7

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  5. Play across Time, Space and Bodies in Laurie Anderson's "Mach 20"

    ウィークス、マーク

    American Literature and Culture at the Crossroads of Race and Gender 

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    Event date: 2015.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  6. The Noisiest Silence: Reading the Laughable Text International conference

    Mark Weeks

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    Event date: 2014.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  7. Laughter as a Time Machine: A Nomadic Investigation International conference

    Mark Weeks

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    Event date: 2014.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  8. Towards Nomad Thinking on Laughter's Time Machinery International conference

    Mark Weeks

    Deleuze Studies Conference 

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    Event date: 2014.7

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Turkey  

  9. Utilizing TV Conference Systems across Asian Institutions International conference

    Shigeo Suzuki, Mark Weeks

    11 Asia TEFL International Conference 

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    Event date: 2013.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Philippines  

  10. Andy Warhol and Comic Nomadic Culture International conference

    Mark Weeks

    International Society for Humor Studies Conference 2013 

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    Event date: 2013.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  11. Bodies, Selves and the Temporal Collapse in Laughter International conference

    Mark Weeks

    First Global Conference on Time, Space and the Body 

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    Event date: 2013.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Australia  

  12. Towards an Integration of Some Asian and European Conceptions of Comic Laughter International conference

    Mark Weeks

    Asian Conference on Arts and Cultures 2012 

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    Event date: 2012.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Thailand  

  13. On Perceptions of a Subjective Time Slip in Laughter International conference

    Mark Weeks

    International Society for Humor Studies 24th Conference 

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    Event date: 2012.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Poland  

  14. Is there Silence at the Heart of Laughter? International conference

    Mark Weeks

    Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Conference 

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    Event date: 2012.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:India  

  15. Warai and Japan in Transition: through a Time-based Incongruity Model International conference

    Mark Weeks

    Japan Studies Association [USA] Conference 

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    Event date: 2010.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  16. American Beauty: The Neo-Liberal Body and Libidinal Self-Sufficiency International conference

    Mark Weeks

    International Symposium of the Topology of the Body 

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    Event date: 2007.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  17. Diversity or Indifference? A Temporal Approach to Laughter International conference

    Mark Weeks

    International Society for Humor Studies 15th Annual Conference 

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    Event date: 2003.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  18. The Power of Time International conference

    Mark Weeks

    Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific (8th Conference) 

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    Event date: 1998.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Australia  

  19. The Indifférance in Laughter International conference

    Mark Weeks

    Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 

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    Event date: 1994.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  20. The Queerest Comic Corruption: Laughing Alone

    Mark Weeks

    10th Deleuze Studies Conference  2017.6.19 

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    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

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Works 1

  1. Laughter is a Time Machine (article) in Philosophy Now magazine

    2010.8

KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) 5

  1. Constructing a Theory of Laughter Founded on Deleuzian and Non-Western Approaches to Subjective Temporality and Concepts of the Self

    2015.4 - 2018.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

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    Grant type:Competitive

  2. Uncovering the suppressed potential in spontaneous self-induced laughter through Deleuze, affect and posthuman philosophy

    Grant number:20K00003  2020.4 - 2023.3

    Weeks Mark

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    Grant amount:\650000 ( Direct Cost: \500000 、 Indirect Cost:\150000 )

    This research firstly attempts to address two questions: why has solitary laughter been relegated to a position of almost complete silence?; how has solitary laughter been marginalized? It then seeks, through affect theory and related philosophy such as that of Deleuze to articulate ways in which solitary laughter may be conceived differently. Ultimately, it attempts to show how laughter may serve positive functions in the context of dramatic social change in which solitude itself is being reconfigured and reappraised.

  3. Constructing a Theory of Laughter Founded on Deleuzian and Non-Western Approaches to Subjective Temporality and Concepts of the Self

    2015.4 - 2018.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

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  4. Constructing a Theory of Laughter Founded on Deleuzian and Non-Western Approaches to Subjective Temporality and Concepts of the Self

    Grant number:15K01992  2015.4 - 2018.3

    Weeks Mark

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    Grant amount:\1170000 ( Direct Cost: \900000 、 Indirect Cost:\270000 )

    This study confirmed that laughter performs various important cultural and psychological functions. The most significant finding was that solitary laughter is probably more common than is typically assumed by scholars in the field of humor and laughter research. Evidence was found that solitary laughter may be enjoyed for its own sake, not only as a form of vicarious social behavior. The researcher offered possible reasons for the tendency to overlook solitary laughter, including its momentary but potentially radical effects upon the individual sense of self. Drawing on references to solitary laughter by ancient and modern philosophers, including Augustine and Deleuze, it is suggested that solitary laughter may be regarded with suspicion because it operates outside of social sanction and control. The study also showed evidence of differences between cultures in terms of attitudes to laughing alone, with Japanese being most conspicuous in expressing inhibition towards such behavior.

  5. Development of a Diachronic Model of the Laughter Response through the Application of Husserl’s Phenomenology of Internal Time Consciousness

    2012.4 - 2015.3

    科学研究費補助金  基盤研究(C)

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Teaching Experience (On-campus) 89

  1. Research Skills P: Practical Presentation Skills

    2023

  2. Survey on Cultures in English-Speaking Countries

    2023

  3. Academic English Advanced

    2023

  4. Advanced Reading 1

    2023

  5. Academic English Advanced

    2023

  6. Academic English Advanced

    2023

  7. Academic English Advanced

    2023

  8. Academic English Basic

    2023

  9. Academic English Basic

    2023

  10. [G30]Academic English Advanced 2

    2022

  11. Academic English Advanced

    2022

  12. Academic English Basic

    2022

  13. Academic English Basic

    2022

  14. Survey on Cultures in English-Speaking Countries

    2022

  15. Research Skills P: Practical Presentation Skills

    2022

  16. Advanced Reading 2

    2022

  17. Academic English Communication

    2022

  18. Academic English Intermediate

    2022

  19. Research Skills P: Effective Research Presentation

    2022

  20. Survey on Cultures in English-Speaking Countries

    2021

  21. [G30]Academic English Advanced 2

    2021

  22. Academic English Advanced

    2021

  23. Academic English Basic

    2021

  24. Research Skills C-1

    2021

  25. Special English Seminar Writing 2

    2021

  26. Academic English Communication

    2021

  27. Academic English Intermediate

    2021

  28. Academic English Basic

    2020

  29. Academic English Communication

    2020

  30. Academic English Advanced

    2020

  31. Academic English Seminar

    2020

  32. Advanced Reading 1

    2020

  33. Special English Seminar Writing 2

    2020

  34. Research Skills C-2

    2020

  35. Research Skills C-1

    2020

  36. Academic English Advanced

    2018

  37. Special English Seminar: Reading 1

    2018

  38. Special English Seminar: Presentations 1

    2017

  39. Academic English Seminar: Economics

    2017

  40. Academic Reading: Letters 2

    2017

  41. Special English Seminar: Writing 2

    2017

  42. Research Skills C2: Presentations

    2017

  43. 英語コミュニケーション

    2015

  44. Special English Seminar Writing II

    2015

  45. Special English Seminar Presentations II

    2015

  46. 英語基礎

    2015

  47. 英語上級

    2015

  48. Mei Writing Presentations II

    2015

  49. Mei Writing Presentations I

    2015

  50. Special English Seminar Presentations I

    2015

  51. 英語上級

    2014

  52. Special English Seminar (Presentations)

    2014

  53. Special English Seminar (Writing)

    2014

  54. Presentations I (Mei Writing)

    2014

  55. 英語コミュニケーション

    2014

  56. 英語中級

    2014

  57. Presentations II (Mei Writing)

    2014

  58. 英語中級

    2013

  59. 英語基礎補修

    2013

  60. Presentations II (Mei Writing)

    2013

  61. 英語コミュニケーション

    2013

  62. Special English Seminar (Presentations)

    2013

  63. 英語基礎

    2013

  64. Special English Seminar (Writing)

    2013

  65. 英語上級

    2013

  66. Presentations I (Mei Writing)

    2013

  67. 英語基礎(補充)

    2012

  68. 上級(リーディング)2

    2012

  69. 英語(コミュニケーション)

    2012

  70. 英語(コミュニケーション)

    2012

  71. Presentations II (Mei Writing)

    2012

  72. 英語(コミュニケーション)

    2012

  73. Presentations I (Mei Writing)

    2012

  74. 英語(基礎)

    2012

  75. 英語(上級)

    2012

  76. 英語(上級)

    2012

  77. 英語(上級)

    2012

  78. 特別セミナー(ライディング)

    2012

  79. Special English Seminar Presentation 2

    2011

  80. Special English Seminar Reading 2

    2011

  81. Academic English Advanced

    2011

  82. Academic English Communication

    2011

  83. Academic English Advanced

    2011

  84. Special English Seminar Presentation 1

    2011

  85. Academic English Intermediate

    2011

  86. Special English Seminar Presentation 1

    2011

  87. Academic English Communication

    2011

  88. Academic English Advanced

    2011

  89. Academic English Communication

    2011

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Social Contribution 2

  1. challenges, joys, heartbreak of presenting

    Role(s):Lecturer

    G30 Studium Generale  lecture series  2021.3

  2. Laughter, why it's more than just the best medicine

    Role(s):Presenter, Lecturer

    2017.5

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    Audience: High school students, College students, Graduate students, Teachers, Researchesrs, General

    Type:Lecture