Field: Japanese Literature
Advisor: Haruo Shirane
Hana Lethen is a Ph.D. student in premodern Japanese literature. She received her B.A. in comparative literature from Princeton University in 2017. Hana’s research interests center around representations and performances of madness and gender in traditional Japanese theater. In particular, she is interested in deranged women, demonic women, and other female characters in Noh plays who deviate from idealized “femininity.” Her research aims to interpret the evolution of these character types through investigation of interrelations between text and theater.