Dr Takako Kato

kato, takakoBA (Japan Women's University), MA (Birmingham and Keio University), PhD (University of Wales, Bangor)

Visiting Fellow

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Research Interests

Dr Kato's research interests include Arthurian Literature and Sir Thomas Malory; Medieval manuscripts and early printed books; Chaucer and his scribes; Textual criticism; and Computing in the Humanities.

She is currently working on the Digital Malory Project, an online edition of Malory's Morte Darthur, and on a book about the scribes who produced the unique manuscript of Malory's Morte Darthur.

She was also the research associate of The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220, an AHRC funded project. She has analysed and evaluated manuscripts containing English written in England between 1060 and 1220.


Teaching and Administration


First Year

EN1010 Reading English
EN1040 The History of the English Language

Second Year

EN2010 Chaucer

Third Year

EN3010 Compulsory Dissertation (Supervisor)

Postgraduate Teaching:

EN7223 Editing and textual Cultures
EN7114 Books and Texts

Recent Publications

co-authored with Orietta Da Rold, Mary Swan and Elaine Treharne, The Production and Use of English 1060 to 1220, ISBN095323195x, version 1.0 (Leicester: School of English, University of Leicester, 2010; )

'Digital Edition of Malory's "Roman War" Episode', in A Report on Digital Research Archive Center (Tokyo: Yushodo, 2009), pp. 101-12

'Corrected Mistakes in MS Gg.4.27', in Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England, ed. by Linne Mooney and Margaret Connolly (Woodbridge: York Medieval Press, 2008), pp.61-87.

'Sir Thomas Malory', in Handbook of Medieval English Literature, ed. by Toshiyuki Takamiya and Takami Matsuda (Tokyo: Yushodo, 2008), pp. 233-43

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