Field: Japanese Literature
Advisor: Haruo Shirane
Maho Miyazaki is a PhD student in premodern Japanese literature. Before joining Columbia she received her BA (2012) and MA (2014) in English literature from Kyoto University. Her current research interest focuses on the Noh plays, such as the significance of changing clothes and masks during the performance, cross-dressing, its relationship with shirabyōshi (female cross-dressing performer in the medieval period), and comparative study with English Renaissance drama. She is also interested in translation studies in general and the English translation of Japanese premodern literature by intellectuals in the early twentieth century.