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ASHIZU Kaori, Ph.D.(Professor) [KUID]

Personal Background

Kaori Ashizu was educated at Kyoto University (B.A. and M.A.). After working at Otani University for 10 years, she moved to Kobe University in 2010. She spent a year at the Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham) in 1991-2, and was a research associate at the University of Oxford in1999-2000. PhD in English Literature, Kyoto University, 2021.

Fields of Specialization

Japanese reception of Shakespeare
Barbara Pym

Selected Publications

  • (monograph) “Hamlet” through Your Legs : Shakespeare and the Japanese (Kyoto University Press, 2020).
  • (article)“‘Hamlet through your legs’ – Radical Rewritings of Shakespeare’s Tragedy in Japan”, Critical Survey, 33.1 (2020), pp. 85-102.
  • (article)“Zen Hamlet---Kuniyoshi Munakata’s Noh Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tragedy”, Shakespeare Studies 56 (2018), 1- 17.
  • (article)“Grave Relations: Hamlet, Jyuran Hisao’s ‘Hamuretto’, the Emperor and the War”, Cahiers Élisabéthains 87 (2015), 63-77.