Department of British, American, and European Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics
(American and British Literature)
Metaphysical Poetry, Alchemical Studies
- English Poetry
- Metaphysical Poetry
I am studying the metaphysical qualities of poetry by directing a focus towards the operations of space and time in literary works. I am also analyzing pieces by taking into consideration scientific fields, such as alchemy, along with the origins of modern Japanese culture. I think it is important for us to listen for the voices the authors have given to their works.
- Henry Vaughan and the Philosopher’s Stone, Kinseido, 2016.
- Henry Vaughan and Mary Magdalene: The Medicine of the Bodily Fluids of Saints, The Seventeenth-Century Literature Society of Japan (ed.), Endings and Beginnings in Seventeenth-Century English Literature, Kinseido, 2013.
- Henry Vaughan and the Philosopher’s Stone, Studies in English Literature. Regional Branches Combined Issue, 4, pp.393-400, 2012.
- Remedies for the Melancholic Puritan: Henry Vaughan’s Voices, Studies in English Literature. Regional Branches Combined Issue, 2, pp.467-478, 2009.