Office: Building 14, room 220
Office Hours: Thursdays, 4th period
Born in Mie, on 25 June in 1949. Graduated Kambe High School, Mie Prefecture. Majored in foreign languages at Aichi University of Education. Received M.A. at Hiroshima University and completed Ph.D. coursework there in 1977. Worked as a Lecturer at Aichi Institute of Technology in 1977. Took up post at Chukyo in 1980. Professor of English Literature both in graduate and post-graduate courses. Visiting Fellow at Shakeseapre Institute, Birmingham University, 1985-86. Received Ph.D. at Hiroshima University in 2004. Visiting Professor at School of English, Drama & American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham, September (2009)-January (2010).
Seminar in British and American Culture III, IV, V, VI
Drama and Culture I, II
History of English Literature
Drama and Culture, English Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare, Harold Pinter
The English Literary Society of Japan
The Shakespeare Society of Japan
The English Literary Society of Japan, Chugoku-Shikoku Branch
The International Harold Pinter Society
Recent Publications and Current Research
Between Essence and Construct: The Genealogy of Disguise in Shakespeare (Tokyo: Eihosha, 2003).
A Genealogy of Disguise in Shakespeare: Centered on Heroines’ and Rulers’ Disguise (Tokyo: Gakushobo, 1995).
“The Meaning of Rebecca’s Disguise as a Dispossessed Mother in Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes,“ Journal of the College of World Englishes 14 (2011).
“The ‘New’ Modernity and Doubles in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land,” Journal of the College of World Englishes 12 (2010).
“Unity and Division of the Self in The Homecoming: Against Two Kinds of Realism,” Journal of the College of World Englishes 12 (2009).
“The Theatrical Technique of ‘Doubles’ and Its Workings in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Journal of the College of World Englishes 7/8 (2005).
“Disguise in Jack/Ernest and Wild’s Sense of Self–From the Viewpoints of ‘Expressivism’ and Theatrical Traditions of Disguise,” Chukyo Eibungaku 24 (2004).
“The Meaning of Rebecca’s Disguise as a Dispossessed Mother in Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes,” The 53rd Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis, USA, Nov. 5, 2011.