Web pages for students of English literature


  Goodbye Eibun! I am leaving the Department of English Literature at Sophia University after twenty-two years. Many thanks to those who came to my farewell lecture on January 26. For those who missed it, please check the online version below.

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My final lecture:
John Wilson Wonders
Why do we Bother?
(The sound cuts out for about half a minute at around the 3-minute mark.
I tried to fix it, but it didn't work!)

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My classes:

Advanced Academic English

Discussion and Presentation

Graduation Thesis

Lecture: Literature, Culture & Society (1700-1900)

Lecture: Tudor and Stuart England (History Faculty)

Writing Workshop

Other stuff:

How to write a term paper:

A transcript of my lecture on how to write a term paper (in Japanese)


If you don't already know, find out what plagiarism is!

Many of the students who fail on my courses fail because they plagiarise their reports.


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lecture course




If you love books...

This book is a real treasure from the 15th century.

Take a look!

And here is a link to my collection of

17th century books: CLICK HERE!

My most recent publication is

Pain, Pleasure and Perversity:

Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England

(Ashgate, 2013)

I maintain a blog for issues relating to the book here.

For a general list of my publications,

with access to some of them, go here.

And, just for fun...

  check my YouTube videos!  





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