Faculty of International Studies
Department of International Studies




  1. lecturer 1989/04/01-1992/03/31
  2. associate professor 1992/04/01-1999/03/31
  3. Professor 1999/04/01-Present

Academic background

  1. Nara Women's University Faculty of Literature English 1977 Graduated
  2. Osaka University Graduate School, Division of Letters English Doctor course 1983 Withdrawn after completion of required course credits

Academic degrees

  1. PhD Keio University 2012/01
  2. Master of Arts Osaka University

Research Areas

  1. Middle English Literature
  2. European Language Literature

Subject of research

  1. Devotional texts and lay piety in the fourteenth to fifteenth centuries Middle Ages, devotional literature, devotionalism, manuscript study, early books, This study aims to discuss the relationships between late medieval devotional texts and lay piety through considering some representative devotional texts in relation to material characteristics of the devotional manuscripts that contain such texts. It will be important to discuss the issue in the cultural backgrounds of late medieval Europe. 2012/04-2015/03
  2. Biblical additions in Caxton's _Golden Legend_ fifteenth century, bible translation, Caxton, Golden Legend This project aims to discuss sources of Caxton's Old Testament translation integrated in his _Golden Legend_, and the reception of English biblical translations in general. An edition of this work is in progress. 2013/03-Present
  3. Cambridge, Magdalene College, MS Pepys 2125 manuscript, 15th century, devotional compilation Cambridge, Magdalene College, MS Pepys 2125 is a compilation of late medieval devotional literature, mainly in English. As part of study of late medieval religious climate in England, I have been studying this manuscript in detail and have published editions of several important texts in it. 1994/03-Present
  4. Late Medieval Religious Writings in England Manuscripts, late medieval England, religious writing This project aims to consider dissemination of religious writings in late medieval religious writings in England through manuscript evidences. 1995-Present
  5. Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ fifteenth century, Bible, meditation, life of Christ, Wyclif, Lollard Considers the purpose and the influence of this major meditative text in religious climate of fifteenth-century England. A Japanese translation is also in progress. 2004/01-2010/12
  6. Editing, the Historye of the Patriarks (Cambridge, St. John's College, MS G.31) 15th century, Bible, translation, Middle English, Genesis, Historia scholastica, Bible historiale, Peter Comestor, Guyart Desmoulins Cambridge, St John's College MS G.31 contains the only witness to the Middle English _Historye of the Patriarks_, which is a conflated translation of the _Historia scholastica_, _Bible historiale_ and the Genesis. I have edited the HP in parallel with the three source texts. 2003/10-2009/11
  7. A Cognitive Approach to the Growth of Individualism in the Fifteenth Century: some aspects of later affective piety 黙想、民間信仰、15世紀、ニコラス・ラヴ、キリストの生涯 This study discussed some characteristics of late medieval devotional literature and practices in relation to recent neurological findings and theories. 2007/04-2012/07


  1. Caxton's Golden Legend, vol. 2, Early English Text Society 357 entire Oxford University Press 2021/07/22 9780192847676 URL
  2. The Canterbury Tales The Canon's Yeoman's Tale Yushokan 2021/07/15 978-4865820423 URL
  3. Caxton's Golden Legend, vol. 1, Early English Text Society 355 entire Oxford University Press 2020/07/30 9780198867968 URL
  4. Pepysian Meditations on the Passion of Christ, Middle English Texts 56 言語的解説を除く全体 Heidelberg: Universitaetsverlag Winter 2019/05 978-3-8253-4630-0 URL
  5. The Historye of the Patriarks, Middle English Texts 42. 単著 Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, Winter 2010 978-3-8253-5750-4 URL


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Only A Hitherto Unidentified Middle English Translation of “Les Quatre Requêtes de Notre-Dame à Jésus” Notes & Queries 62/ 3, 364-372 2015/09
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Only “Imitating Christ as a Meme” Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, 3.3, “Cognitive Alterities/ Neuromedievalism” 3/ 3, 315-327 2012/09
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Only "A Middle English Penitential Treatise on Job 10:20-22: Dimitte me, domine ..." Mediaeval Studies Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto 67, 157-217 2005
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Cleanness and a Hitherto Unedited Religious Text in MS Pepys 2125 Reading Medieval Studies 24, 95-112 1998
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Only The Legend of the Cross before Christ : Another Prose Treatment in Engligh and Anglo-Norman Poetica 45, 15-61 1996

Research presentations

  1. Public discourse, seminar, tutorial, course, lecture and others Editing and the Interpretation of Texts: Past, Present and Future Practices: Part 2 Editing and the Interpretation of Texts: Past, Present and Future Practices: Part 2 2019/12/08 URL
  2. Symposium workshop panel(nominated) Editing and the Interpretation of Texts: Past, Present and Future Practices The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, the 35th Congress 2019/11/30 URL
  3. Oral presentation(general) ‘The Golden Legend: Caxton’s stories of the Bible’ Early Book Society Sixteenth Biennial Conference 2019/07/08 URL
  4. Oral presentation(general) "Transcription of Printed books: Compositors, Correctors and Editors" Twenty-First Biennial International Congress of the New Chaucer Society 2018/07/12 URL
  5. Symposium workshop panel(public) Caxton and his Polyglot Sources: The Golden Legend The Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society 2017/07/12 URL

Memberships of academic societies

  1. 日本中世英語英文学会
  2. 新チョーサー学会(The New Chaucer Society)
  3. Early Book Sicety 2019/05/05-Present
  4. The Hagiography Society

Committee Career

  1. 日本中世英語英文学会 監事 2015-2016
  2. 日本英文学会 大会準備委員 2014-2017
  3. 日本中世英語英文学会 評議員 2008-2013
  4. 日本中世英語英文学会 研究助成委員 2003-2004
  5. 日本中世英語英文学会 編集委員 2002-2002

Research Projects (Competitive Research Funds)

  1. Science research expense キャクストン版『黄金伝説』の校訂版作成:第1巻および第2巻 15H03190 基盤研究(B) General Representative 田口 まゆみ 2015/04/01-2020/03/31
  2. Science research expense 14・15世紀の宗教文学と一般信徒の信仰:写本文献の伝播と変容に基づく研究 24520329 (基金)基盤研究(C) General Representative 田口 まゆみ 2012/04/01-2015/03/31
  3. Science research expense 『キリストの生涯の黙想』が15世紀の大衆思想に与えた影響について 21520298 基盤研究(C)一般 General Representative 田口 まゆみ 2009-2011
  4. Science research expense 中世西洋古写本における未刊行宗教散文の校訂 14510553 基盤研究(C)一般 General Representative 田口 まゆみ 2002-2004