I am a professor (kyouju) in the English Department of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Waseda University, Japan. I have been teaching at Waseda since May 1994. Before that, I lived and worked in England, having studied at University College, London, and the University of Oxford. (Brief CV).
I have published articles on George Herbert (the subject of my doctoral dissertation), Basil Bunting, Thomas Norton, and myth and legend in Renaissance history plays. At the moment I am working on an electronic edition of Gorboduc, and on a study of ideas of Saxon origins and history in the 16th and 17th centuries. I am also in the process of completing an online guide to library and other resources for research in English Literature.
In the academic year 2010-11 I am holding a graduate seminar for masters' and doctoral students working on various topics (Shakespeare, Henry Chettle, George Herbert), and a seminar on Shakespeare and Cinema. I am teaching graduate classes in Extensive Reading, Research Skills, and Academic Writing. I am teaching undergraduate classes in academic writing, poetry and technology, British Myth and Legend, and British Fantasy. (further details of classes).