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Yuhki Takebayashi: Goldsmith goes Global… 

The School of English is launching its Global Scholar in Focus series with Yuhki Takebayashi, who comes from Japan and has just completed a PhD on the work of Irish poet and historian Oliver Goldsmith. Yuhki first came to Dublin in 2013 as a student of the M.Phil. programme in Early Modern History. He became fascinated by Goldsmith during this time and applied to pursue his doctoral research with the School of English, under the supervision of eighteenth-century specialist and world-renowned Goldsmith expert, Dr David O’Shaughnessy. Yuhki recalls how he was drawn to Trinity’s rich history and cultural vivacity. ‘I was especially dazzled by the many intellectual and literary luminaries who had passed through the famous College gates, including, of course, Goldsmith’. Yuhki now plans to build on his PhD success – and his valuable teaching experience in the School of English – and make a career in academia. 


Yuhki Takebayashi