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English and American Literature

In the English and American Literature section, the focus is on developing the ability to understand English and American literary works thoroughly and precisely. Students can select any author, theme, epoch and genre to study, depending on their literary interest.

In addition to developing the ability to read literary texts accurately, it is essential to study research methodology. Given the recent remarkable development of critical theory and reviews of canons, graduate students must seek the theoretical grounds of their literary interest, and explore research methods that meet their study approaches.

Lectures and seminars are provided in consideration of these requirements. In addition, discussions are held that involve all graduate students, to promote free exchange of views, transcending barriers between students and faculty members.

Professors

HATTORI, Noriyuki (Ph.D.)
English Literature; 18th Century English Novel, Modern Critical Theory
KATAFUCHI, Nobuhisa (Ph.D.)
American Literature; Jewish American Fiction, Adaptation Studies

Associate Professors

YAMADA, Yuzo (Ph.D.)
English Literature; English Drama; Cultural Studies
ISHIWARI, Takayoshi (Ph.D.)
American literature

Foreign Assistant Professor

HARVEY, A. S. Paul (M.Phil.)
English Language, English Literature (1500-1660); English Literature, Japanese Drama