MCAULAY Alexander


Faculty of International Social Sciences, Division of International Social Sciences

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Research Fields, Keywords

Screenwriting, Filmmaking, EFL


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Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Ph.D (Bournemouth University) - 

  • M.A. (University of Reading) - 

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2019

    The Association for Teaching English through Multimedia

  • 2013

    Screenwriting Research Network

  • 2011

    National Association of Writers in Education

  • 1991

    Japan Association of Language Teachers

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • English linguistics


Books 【 display / non-display

  • Shogakko Eigo no Hatsuon to Shido --iPad Apuri "Shiroshiba Sakura no Eigo Karuta" Tokuhon--

    Yoshio Nakamura, Kunitoshi Takahashi, Yuji Kuwamoto, Alexander McAulay (Part: Joint Work )

    Kaitakusha  2015 ISBN: 9784758980319

  • 'Based on a True Story: Negotiating Collaboration, Compromise and Authorship in the Script Development Process' in Screenwriters and Screenwriting: Putting Practice into Context

    (Part: Single Work )

    Palgrave  2014

  • '"Crime by Foreigners": A Study in Interculturality' in Culture and Contents: Understanding Contents Business in Japan and the World.

    (Part: Single Work )

    Iudicium  2010

  • A Reference Guide to British English

    (Part: Joint Work )

    Tokyo: Daisan Shobo  2002.09

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Three is the new two: Using trios rather than pairs for peer assessment

    Alexander McAulay

    Journal of Saitama City Educators ( JALT )  6 ( 4 )   1 - 8   2018  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Single Work

  • Fathers, Daughters and Junior High School

    Alexander McAulay, Ron Murphy

    Bilingual Japan   25 ( 1 )   2016

    Joint Work

  • The Academic Screenplay: Approaching Screenwriting as a Research Practice

    Alexander McAulay, Craig Batty

    Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research ( NAWE )  2   2016

    Joint Work

  • Social Media Utilization: A Critical Journey

    Alexander McAulay

    Explorations in Teacher Development   23 ( 1 )   2016

    Single Work

  • Scottish Sojourns: Reflections on a Five-Year Primary Project

    Bilingual Japan   23 ( 3 )   2015

    Single Work

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • The Short Stories of Paul Jennings

    Alexander McAulay

    Bilingual Japan ( JALT Bilingualism SIG )  27 ( 1 )   2018

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

  • Classic Myths to Read Aloud: The Great Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology, by William F. Russell

    Alexander McAulay

    Bilingual Japan ( JALT Bilingualism SIG )  26 ( 3 ) 13 - 14   2017

    Book review and document introduction, etc.   Single Work

  • Greek Myths for Young Children, by Heather Amery

    Alexander McAulay

    Bilingual Japan ( JALT Bilingualism SIG )  26 ( 3 ) 15 - 16   2017

    Book review and document introduction, etc.   Single Work

Works 【 display / non-display

  • Three Days in Kamakura

    Alexander McAulay  Artistic Activity 


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    Short film

  • The Errand

    Alexander McAulay  Artistic Activity 


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    Short film

  • The Neighbour

    Alexander McAulay  Artistic Activity 


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    Short film

  • Japan Conspiracy Theory #105

    Alexander McAulay  Artistic Activity 


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    Short film

Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • HONORABLE MENTION (Three Days in Kamakura), Japan Short Film Festival, Belgrade

    2014   Japan Short Film Festival, Belgrade   Three Days in Kamakura

    Winner: Japan Short Film Festival

  • SPECIAL MENTION (Three Days in Kamakura), Pielagos en Corto Film Festival, Spain

    2013   Pielagos en Corto Film Festival   Three Days in Kamakura

    Winner: Pielagos en Corto Film Festival

  • BEST FILM (Three Days in Kamakura), Aichi Vision Film Festival, Japan

    2012   Aichi Vision Film Festival   Three Days in Kamakura

  • AUDIENCE AWARD (The Errand), Dances with Films, Los Angeles, USA

    2007   Dances with Films   The Errand

    Winner: Dances with Films

  • GRAND PRIX (The Errand), Picture Battle Showbiz Japan, Los Angeles, USA

    2007   Picture Battle Showbiz Japan   The Errand

    Winner: Picture Battle Showbiz Japan

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • "Who Ya Gonna Call?" Trouble-shooting and Crisis Management in Study Abroad

    Alexander McAulay

    Study Abroad SIG Annual Conference 2019  (Ferris University)  2019.09.28   JALT

  • Global Studies in Economics: YNU Study Abroad Programme

    Alexander McAulay

    Yokohama JALT  2019.01.19  

  • Transnational Screenwriting in Japan: Theory and Practice

    Alexander McAulay

    Writing for Cinema, Writing for TV: The 11th Screenwriting Research Network Conference ( Screenwriting Research Network )  2018  

  • Expanding Interests in Study Abroad

    Alexander McAulay

    JALT  2017.05.20  

  • Using Teacher Experience to Bring Content to the University Classroom

    Alexander McAulay

    JALT   2017.05.20  

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Social Contribution(Extension lecture) 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Higher Education: International Faculty and Staff on the University Campus

    Fulbright Japan 


  • Evacuation Center Volunteer, Great Hanshin Earthquake