Researcher Database

Yayoi Miyashita
Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences Division of Humanities Department of Cultural Representations
Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences Division of Humanities Department of Cultural Representations

Job Title

  • Assistant Professor

Degree

  • Master of Arts(Hokkaido Univ.)

J-Global ID

Research Interests

  • 文学作品を言語学的に分析する   Middle English   Shakespeare劇   Medieval English Literature   Narrative Theory   Shakespeare   

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / English linguistics / Cognitive Linguistics ( Metaphor)
  • Humanities & social sciences / English linguistics / Middle English
  • Humanities & social sciences / Literature - British/English-languag / narrative theory
  • Humanities & social sciences / Literature - British/English-languag / Shakespearean drama

Association Memberships

  • THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF ENGLISH USAGE AND STYLE   THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY OF JAPAN   THE ENGLISH LITERARY SOCIETY OF JAPAN   

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • The Way to the Final Revenge: The Deepening Murderous Intentions of Hamlet and Claudius
    MIYASHITA Yayoi
    北海道大学文学研究科紀要 (153) 23 - 49 2017/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • ハーマイオニの蘇り
    宮下 弥生
    日本英文学会第89回大会Proceedings 125 - 125 2017/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MIYASHITA Yayoi
    The Annual Report on Cultural Science, Hokkaido Univ. (141) 35 - 79 2013/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this essay, I propose a paradigm which will explain Hamlet’s “tardiness” by analysing the conflict between Hamlet and Claudius. Revenge involves an inherent contradiction: to exact revenge prompted by a murder, one also must commit another murder. On the other hand, the play begins with the infected state of Denmark, aiming for its purgation, and the process should exclude the vicious nature of a murder. Thus, Hamlet must pursue revenge in this restricted circumstance. In the course of the play, the intention of Hamlet and Claudius to kill each other, and their fear of being killed, grows greater and more serious as the plot develops. T o examine the process, which gradually increases in gravity, gives a possible explanation for Hamlet’s “tardiness”.
  • MIYASHITA Yayoi
    英文學研究 支部統合号 (4) 37 - 47 2012/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Shakespearean drama is composed mainly of the speeches of the characters and a small number of stage directions. But there runs a deeper stream of dramatic design underneath the apparent reflection of the characters' intentions, which gives his plays a meaningful substance. In this small essay, I shall examine how dramatic design works in Shakespeare's plays — in spite of the characters' intentions — through the handy, but very illustrative, example of Maria's letter and Malvolio's reaction to it. The gulling of Malvolio is one of the most exquisite coups de thèâtre in Shakespeare's plays, and has been a source of attraction for both actors and audience. It has rarely been noticed, however, that there is embedded in Maria's letter and Malvolio's reaction to it a very cunning system which engenders the audience's laughter. The aim of this essay is to lay bare this calculated system which is obscured by the forward movement of the scene.
  • MIYASHITA Yayoi
    The Annual Report on Cultural Science, Hokkaido Univ. (131) 41 - 72 2010/07 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    There has been an argument about the strangeness of the denouement of Twelfth Night: the reunion of the twins is, for many people, much more moving than the coupling of the lovers, although the latter is the main theme of the play and should be properly focused at the finale. It seems to me that this problem of focus occurs from the change Shakespeare had made to the main source of the play, Barnaby Riche’s ‘Of Apolonius and Silla.’ In Twelfth Night, although the situations of Orsino and Olivia are presented beforehand in 1.1, the shipwreck and the separation of the twins is the crucial incident from which all the factors in the play begin to move towards the solution at the denouement. The shipwreck, which separates the twins, also opens the way to make the love triangle of Orsino, Olivia, and Viola, and this opening setting has a fundamental influence to the play’s whole structure and the intensity at the finale. In this essay I analyse how the two separate themes, the reunion of the twins and the pairing of the lovers, are interwoven in one single work in order to produce a tremendous effect at the finale.
  • 文学研究は何のため 49 - 73 2008 [Not refereed][Invited]
  • MIYASHITA Yayoi
    The Annual Report on Cultural Science, Hokkaido Univ. 122 59 - 96 2007 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MIYASHITA Yayoi
    The Annual Report on Cultural Science, Hokkaido Univ. (117) 89 - 108 2005/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MIYASHITA Yayoi
    The Annual Report on Cultural Science, Hokkaido, Univ. (114) 115 - 136 2004/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 『北海道大学文学研究科紀要』 (第110号) 113 - 128 2003 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MIYASHITA Yayoi
    The Annual Report on Cultural Science, Hokkaido Univ. (106) 35 - 48 2002/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Tokizaki Yayoi, MIYASHITA Yayoi
    The Annual Report on Cultural Science, Hokkaido Univ. (47-2) 99 - 124 1998/10 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 『近代英文学への招待─形而上派からモダニズムへ』<本田錦一郎編著>
    北星堂書店 1998 [Not refereed][Invited]
  • 『北海道大学文学部紀要』 46 (1) 63 - 84 1997 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 北海道大学文学部紀要 第43-3号 75 - 95 1995 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • クリセイデの心変わりと語り手の弁護
    宮下 弥生
    『主題と方法—イギリスとアメリカの文学を読む』〈平善介編] 3 - 15 1994/02 [Not refereed][Invited]
  • "The Prologue to The Legend of Good Women" におけるdream visionと語りの方法
    宮下 弥生
    北海道英語英文学 (36) 1 - 12 1991/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Troilus and Criseydeのending に関して
    宮下 弥生
    北海道英語英文学 (33) 1 - 12 1988/06 [Refereed][Not invited]

Books etc

  • 鈴木, 幸人, 阿部, 嘉昭, 宮下, 弥生, 松嶌, 明男, 川口, 暁弘, La Fay, Michelle, 樽本, 英樹, 瀧本, 彩加, 近藤, 智彦 (Joint work「ロミオ、この眠り薬、あなたのために飲みます」ー追い詰められるジュリエット、操作される私たちの心)
    北海道大学出版会 2018/06 (ISBN: 9784832934023) ix, 279p
  • 長尾, 輝彦, 五十嵐, 博久, 宮下, 弥生, 佐々木, 和貴, 松崎, 慎也, 宮澤, 美惠子, 池田, 裕子, 及川, 陽子, 森岡, 伸, 滝口, 智子, 十枝内, 康隆, 鎌田, 禎子, 久保, 拓也, 熊谷, 由美子, 藤田, 佳也, 菅原, 美穂子, 松井, 美穂, 新関, 芳生, 山下, 興作, 板倉, 宏予, 西, 真木子, 沢辺, 裕子, 和氣, 久明 (Joint work彫像の場に向けてー『冬物語』における罪から和解への計算)
    北海道大学出版会 2008/03 (ISBN: 9784832966932) viii, 416p
  • 本田, 錦一郎, 池内, 靜司, 加藤, 芳子, 狐野, 利久, 滝口, 智子, 高松, 雄一, 時崎, 弥生, 長尾, 輝彦, 野口, 忠男, 橋本, 尚江, 橋本, 雄一, 福浦, 徳孝, 藤田, 佳也, 松崎, 慎也, 宮町, 誠一, 横川, 雄二 (Joint workマンスフィールド「幸福」の結末について)
    北星堂書店 1998/09 (ISBN: 4590010658) vii, 313p
  • 平, 善介, 時崎, 弥生, 佐々木, 和貴, 水野, 政勝, 本堂, 知彦, 亀廼井, 茂勝, 森泉, 弘次, 丸川, 桂子, 吉川, 弘一, 西川, 克之, 木村, 信一, 嶋, 茂幸, 滝口, 智子, 三村, 明, 森岡, 伸, 宮下, 雅年, 石堂, 哲也, 土永, 孝, 谷詰, 則子, 川上, 武志, 石田, 洋至, 簗田, 憲之, 伊藤, 章, 野坂, 政司 (Joint workクリセイデの心変わりと語り手の弁護)
    北海道大学図書刊行会 1994/02 (ISBN: 4832956019) vi, 352p

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Hermioneの蘇り---Leontesの精神世界を描く  [Not invited]
    宮下 弥生
    日本英文学会北海道支部第61回大会  2016/10

Research Grants & Projects

  • Shakespeare劇
    Date (from‐to) : 1995
  • Shakespeare, Narrative Theory
    Date (from‐to) : 1995
  • 中世英文学
    Date (from‐to) : 1985
  • Medieval English Literature
    Date (from‐to) : 1985

Social Contribution

Social Contribution

Social Contribution

  • 「ロミオ、この眠り薬、あなたのために飲みます」ー追い詰められるジュリエット、操作される私たちの心
    Date (from-to) : 2017/06/14
    Role : Lecturer
    Sponser, Organizer, Publisher  : 北海道大学文学研究科・文学部
    Event, Program, Title : 公開講座「恋する人間」

Media Coverage

  • シェイクスピア劇の仕掛け:「十二夜」の2人の女性
    Date : 2010/09
    Writer: Myself
    Program, newspaper magazine: 北海道新聞
    Paper


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