Credentials: Japanese Literature & Culture, PhD
College of William and Mary, BA, East Asian Studies and English
University of Colorado at Boulder, MA, Japanese Literature
Fields of Study: Literature of the Edo period (1600-1868), kabuki theater, gesaku, fan culture (both pre-modern and contemporary), visual-verbal culture, senryū, kibyōshi, humor, parody. My current research deals with variations of the story of the forty-seven rōnin, commonly known as Chūshingura. I am interested in how the story evolved over time, and was reinterpreted through spin-offs and parodies.