Field: Japanese Literature
Advisor: David Lurie
Matthieu is a Ph.D. candidate in premodern Japanese literature focusing on the reception and reinterpretation of eighth-century texts in medieval, early modern, and modern Japan. His dissertation traces the shifting meaning and value of the Nihon shoki (720), Japan’s first official history, through the early twentieth century. His research interests center on the adaptation of myth and early literature in text, art, and film and extend to narratology, textual production, and cultural identity.