Field: Japanese Literature
Advisor: Tomi Suzuki
Anna is a Ph.D. student in modern Japanese literature. She focuses on the cross-fertilization of literature and fine arts during the Meiji and Taishō periods in the cosmopolitan setting of Tokyo. She is interested in the representation and imagination of art objects in fictional spaces. Her research highlights the rise of art journalism and literary circles as potent sites for the translation and circulation of emerging discourses on artistic mediums and aesthetics between Japan and Europe that were relevant to the development of Japanese literature and language at the turn of the 20th century. Her interest in aspects of art in the context of literature is influenced by her previous
background in art history. She received her M.A. in art history from Courtauld Institute of Art (London), with a focus on the Aesthetic Movement, and her B.A. from UCLA.