Professor Emi Hamana’s Homepage Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, School of Arts and Sciences



Literary educator

MA, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1977; Postgraduate Diploma in English Studies, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1978; MA in English Language, Birmingham (England) University, 1979; Ph.D. in Literature, Tsukuba (Japan) University, 2003.
Visiting student, Oxford (England) University, 1985-86; professor of English, Rikkyo Women’s College, Tokyo, Japan, 1990-2001, Tsukuba University, 2001-.
Visiting scholar, Brown (USA) University, 1993-94.
Tsukuba University, 2001-2015; Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, 2016-present.


“A Stylistic Approach to the Use of Tense-Mixing in Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis,” 1980, English Literary Society of Japan, 3rd Young Scholar Award); The Wonder of Gender: Shakespeare and Gender, 2004; author (with Yoshiko Ueno, et al.) Hamlet and Japan, 1995; author (with Yasunari Takahashi, et al.) Hot Questrists After English Renaissance: Essays on Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, 2000; author (with Kozo Yokoyama, et al.) Literature in the English-Speaking World: Forum on Nations, Cultures, and Memories, 2002; author (with Yukio Tsuda, et al.) Global Communication: From Oppositions to Dialogs, 2002; author (with Yuji Ushiro, et al.) Bonds of Language, 2006); author (with Hiromi Fuyuki, et al.) Shakespeare’s Languages and Cultures, 2007; author (with Masazumi Araki, et al.), The Journey of Texts, 2007; Connecting Cultures: From Shakespeare to Contemporary Asian Theater, 2012; author (with Kumiko Hoshi, et al.), Prismatic Shakespeare from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century.

Co-editor: A Globe Shakespeare Encyclopaedia, 2002; Americanization, 2004; contributing articles to professional journals.

Grantee, Fukuhara Memorial English and American Literature Foundation, 2004; scholar, British Council, 1985-86; Overseas Research grant, Japan Foundation Promoting Private Schools, 1993-94.

Contributor: “Shakespeare in Quotations in Japanese.” The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, vol. 2, edited by Bruce Smith, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 1704-1706.


MLA, International Shakespeare Association, Shakespeare Society of Japan (executive committee 1999-2003, 2007-2010, editorial board, 2006-2009, performance review editor, 2011-), Literary Society of Japan (editorial board, 1997-2001).

IAUPE (International Association of University Professors of English)

Shakespeare Society of Japan (executive committee 1999-2003 and 2007-2010; editorial board, 2006-2009, 2017-; performance review editor, 2011-2016).

Alliance of the Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).