Yoriko Iwata

Office: Building 14, room 221
Tel: 6221
Email: yiwata@lets.chukyo-u.ac.jp
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2nd period


Born in Sakai, Osaka, on 9 August,1958. Graduated Kyoto University. Received M.A. from Nara Women’s University and Kent University in Canterbury (U.K.). Fulfilled Ph.D. coursework at Tsuda College. Studied as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Japanese Junior Scientists, staying for a short period in New York and Boston. Took up post at Chukyo in 1989.

British Culture, History of English Literature II,
Film and Culture I, II

Research Interests
English Studies, Literature in English

Professional Memberships
The English Literary Society of Japan
Japan Society for the Study of the History of Caricature

Recent Publications and Current Research


Gretna Green: The Unique Wedding Venue in Scotland (Chuko-Shinsho, 2002).

The Cultural History of the Punch and Judy Show. Century of English Culture 4 Popular Cultures (Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1996).


“Mr. Punch Transfigured in Japan,” Animations (London: Puppet Centre Trust) 18. 2 (December 1995-January 1996).

“From the Artist Novel to Metafiction: Painters Breaking Down to Writers in Modernism Novels,” Studies in English Literature 72.1 (1995).

“The World of Between the Acts: The Last Prayer of Virginia Woolf,” Studies in English Literature 68.1 (1991).

Journalism and Occasional Pieces

“Some Japanese in Punch Scenes,” The Journal of the World Wide Friends of Punch and Judy (1996).

“Essays on Punch,” Puppet Market (1994-).