The Department of English and American Literature covers fields related to English and American literature as well as English language studies. It is built upon a long tradition of valuable international contributions in disciplines that include book history and contemporary literary theory. In the two-year master’s program, students acquire a foundation in the discipline. The doctoral program culminates in a dissertation for which students regularly receive advice from academic staff members. Our rich curriculum is composed entirely of electives, so students, in consultation with their supervisor, can take courses that best suit their research interest. We maintain a high standard of research, inviting eminent international researchers from Japan and overseas to lecture and also to serve as external examiners for dissertations. Doctoral dissertations—and even some master’s theses—are often published, not uncommonly in international scholarly journals as well as in refereed journals of the English Literary Society of Japan and other academic societies.



Department/Specialty/Research Interest/Publication

  • IDE, Arata

    English and American Literature
    English Renaissance Drama and Culture

    I have published articles on Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, and Nathaniel Woodes, and am now working on a book-length study of Marlowe and the religious culture of Renaissance England.

    • The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare: Shakespeare's World, 1500-1660(共著、Cambridge University Press, 2016)
    • Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1577: Reading the Social Space in Sir Nicholas Bacon’s College Plan(Transactions of Cambridge Bibliographical Society, XV, 2, 2015)
    • John Fletcher of Corpus Christi College: New Records of His Early Years (Early Theatre: A Journal Associated with the Records of Early English Drama 13.2, 2010)
    • The Jew of Malta and the Diabolic Power of Theatrics in the 1580s (Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 46.2, 2006)
    • 『シェイクスピア大全』(共編著、新潮社、2003)
  • INOUE, Ippei

    English and American Literature
    Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis

    Specializes in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and sociopragmatics, mainly dealing with English and Japanese, focusing on the globalization and localization of English Languages and English translations of Japanese language products (e.g., anime, news, business documents, etc.). Published in the fields above, proposing a perspective of the Ecology of Communication, which emphasizes the social, economic and technological aspects of language use. A case in point is what is called Global Text (translatable documentation directed to a global market, particularly in English). In this digital era, English is the mediating language for relay translation of business, entertainment, and news discourses.

    • 『ことばの生態系:コミュニケーションは何でできているか』(慶應義塾大学出版会、2005)
    • 『グローバル・コミュニケーションのための英語学概論』(慶應義塾大学出版会、2015)
    • 『社会言語学』(編著、朝倉書店、2017)
    • 『伝わるしくみと異文化間コミュニケーション』(南雲堂、1999)
    • 『おもてなしの基礎英語』(NHK出版、2019)
  • OGUSHI, Hisayo

    English and American Literature
    American Literature, Women's Literature, Gender Studies

    My main research interest is in women’s fiction in 19th-century American literature, as well as gender and sexuality issues. Currently I am also interested in the influence of American culture and literature on Japanese shojo culture from the Meiji period through the 1970s.

    • 『ハイブリッド・ロマンス:アメリカ文学における捕囚と混淆の伝統』(松柏社、2002)
    • 『越境する女:19世紀アメリカ女性作家たちの挑戦』(共著、開文社出版、2014)
    • “Little House in the Far East: The American Frontier Spirit and Japanese Girls’ Comics” The Japanese Journal of American Studies 27 (2016)
    • 「ぼんやりと考える−−吉本ばなな初期作品と少女マンガ的雰囲気について」『ユリイカ』 2019年 2月号
    • 『アメリカン・マインドの音声:文学・外部・身体』(小鳥遊書房、2019)
  • TAKAHASHI, Isamu

    English and American Literature
    English Literature After the 18th Century; Fantasy Literature

    I am interested in English poetry and prosody, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries, British medievalism, and modern fantasy literature as its development.

    • 松田隆美、原田範行、髙橋勇・編著『中世主義を超えて イギリス中世の発明と受容』(東京・慶應義塾大学出版会、2009年3月)
    • ウィリアム・ブレイズ『書物の敵』髙橋勇・訳、髙宮利行・監修(東京・八坂書房、2004年10月)
    • 「永遠の墓所 バイロン、シェリーのローマ」『ローマ 外国人芸術家たちの都』佐藤直樹・編、西洋近代の都市と芸術1(東京・竹林舎、2013年10月)303–21ページ
    • 「『書物狂』リチャード・ヒーバーとその蔵書」『名だたる蔵書家、隠れた蔵書家』佐藤道生・編(東京・慶應義塾大学文学部、2010年8月)21–40ページ
    • 「中世主義の系譜」『中世イギリス文学入門 研究と文献案内』髙宮利行、松田隆美・編著(東京・雄松堂出版、2008年12月)343–54ページ
  • TATSUMI, Takayuki

    English and American Literature
    American Renaissance, Contemporary Critical Theory

    Majoring in American Renaissance writers and Critical Theory, I received my Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1987. Being the 16th president of the American Literature Society of Japan (2014– ), I have also been active as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Transnational American Studies since 2008. My major books are: Cyberpunk America (1988), the winner of the Japan-US Friendship Commission's American Studies Book Prize; New Americanist Poetics (1995), the winner of the Yukichi Fukuzawa Award; Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America (2006), the winner of the 2010 IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award.

    • 『ニュー・アメリカニズム:米文学思想史の物語学』(青土社、1995)
    • 『リンカーンの世紀:アメリカ大統領たちの文学思想史』(青土社、2002/増補新版、2013)
    • 『アメリカ文学史:駆動する物語の時空間』(慶應義塾大学出版会、2002)
    • Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America(Duke University Press, 2006)
    • 『モダニズムの惑星:英米文学思想史の修辞学』(岩波書店、2013)
  • HARADA, Noriyuki

    English and American Literature
    English Literature (Early Modern and Modern), Comparative Literature, Cultural History of Book and Publication, English Literary Education

    My major research subject is early modern and modern English literature; in particular, I am interested in English novels from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. My researches also include some related areas: comparative studies in Western literary movements, translation and adaptation of English literature in Japan, the relationship between the development of the English novel and the history of book production, and English literary education from the historical point of view.

    • 『「ガリヴァー旅行記」徹底注釈(注釈篇)』(共著, 岩波書店, 2013).
    • 『風刺文学の白眉―「ガリバー旅行記」とその時代』(NHK出版, 2016).
    • 『セクシュアリティとヴィクトリア朝文化』(共編著, 彩流社, 2016).
    • “Literature, London, and Lives of the English Poets,” London and Literature, 1603-1901 (共著) (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), pp. 65-78.
    • 「近代小説の誕生と日本表象―サルマナザール、デフォー、スウィフト」『十八世紀イギリス文学研究(第6号)―旅、ジェンダー、間テクスト性』所収(日本ジョンソン協会編, 開拓社, 2018), pp. 2-22.
  • HOTTA, Ryuichi

    English and American Literature
    History of English and Historical Linguistics

    My main areas of research are the history of English and the mechanism of language change with special attention to the questions of how and why language changes. Questions have never ceased to arise since I first addressed the matter of the nominal plural -s in English several years ago. My recent research questions include the history of English spelling and the historical development of "diatonic" stress alternation (such as REcord for noun and reCORD for verb).

    • Hotta, Ryuichi. "The Spread of the *s*-Plural in Early Middle English: Its Origin and Development." *Studies in English Literature* 79.2 (2002): 123--42.(2002年,日本英文学会第25回新人賞佳作受賞)
    • Hotta, Ryuichi. *The Development of the Nominal Plural Forms in Early Middle English*. Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo, 2009.(2010年,日本中世英語英文学会松浪奨励賞(佳作)受賞)
    • 堀田 隆一 『英語史で解きほぐす英語の誤解 --- 納得して英語を学ぶために』 中央大学出版部,2011年.
    • Hotta, Ryuichi. "The Diatonic Stress Shift in Modern English." *Studies in Modern English* 29 (2013): 1--20.(2013年,近代英語協会優秀学術奨励賞受賞)
    • 堀田 隆一 『英語の「なぜ?」に答えるはじめての英語史』 研究社,2016年.
  • MATSUDA, Takami

    English and American Literature
    Medieval English Literature

    English and related literature from the 12th to early 16th century with a special emphasis on visual representation, history of the book and popular Christianity.

    • Death and Purgatory in Middle English Didactic Poetry(Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997)
    • 『ヴィジュアル・リーディング:西洋中世におけるテクストとパラテクスト』(ありな書房、2010)
    • Performance, Memory, and Oblivion in the Parson's Tale(The Chaucer Review, 51, 2016)
    • 『煉獄と地獄-ヨーロッパ中世文学と一般信徒の死生観』(ぷねうま舎、2017)
    • 『チョーサー『カンタベリー物語』-ジャンルをめぐる冒険』(慶應義塾大学出版会、2019)